The Sac-Joaquin Sub-Section cross country meet will be held this morning at 9 a.m. at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds.
Boys and girls runners from Turlock, Pitman, Hilmar, Denair and Turlock Christian will make their way to "Frogtown" as they try to advance to next week's section meet in Folsom.
The top 10 boys teams and the top 10 girls teams will advance to run at Willow HII Nov. 12, as will the top 10 individual runners not associated with one of the top 10 schools.
At Folsom, runners will attempt to qualify for the CIF state championship meet to be held Nov. 26 at Woodward Park in Fresno.
Pitman's Maci Day recently won the third Central California Athletic League meet of the season, posting a time of 19 minutes, 31.81 seconds, over the three-mile course at Modesto's Tuolumne Regional Park. Turlock's Shaylan Roy-Williams finished sixth in that race, with a time of 21:15.51.
Pitman's girls won the meet with 35 points, ahead of Modesto (40) and Turlock (60).
On the boys side, Modesto edged Turlock 52-58 to claim the league title. The Bulldogs' Logan Petty finished third (16:56.72) in a tight race, crossing the line behind Gregori's Ismael Dominguez (16:48.20) and Modesto's Mehtaab Dillon (16:50.01). Pitman's Diego Cisneros was fifth (17:09.53).
Based on enrollment, Turlock will be competing in Division I at Saturday’s subs, while Pitman will be in Division II.
In Division IV, Hilmar's top boys runner is sophomore Jeffrey Mendonca, who has a personal best this season of 17:09.1 over a three-mile course. On the girls' side, freshman Sidney Logsdon is Hilmar's best bet. She's clocked a 21:01.9 over three miles.
The Yellowjackets are aiming to qualify for the section meet for the first time in school history.
Denair and Turlock Christian, meanwhile, will compete in Division V.
The Coyotes have just one freshman runner - Braden Leal, who has a personal best of 13:28 over a two-mile course, which he achieved in the Southern League JV finals.
The Eagles will be relying on Tristan Corties, who has a PR of 21:20 over 5 kilometers (3.1 miles), and Vieira McClendon, whose time of 24:30 also came over a 5k course.