Many of the top high school runners in the county will compete today in the 16th Foot Locker Cross-Country Championships West Regional at Fresno's Woodward Park, site of last Saturday's State finals.
Freshman Heather Garritson, the State Division III champion from Buena Park High, will participate in her first Foot Locker race. Her sister, Carrie Garritson, who is now at Alabama, is the only prep runner to have competed in four Foot Locker finals.
Joining Garritson in this year's field are Esperanza's Courtney Pugmire, who was State Division I runner-up last Saturday; Santa Ana Valley's Eliaser Estrada, who finished seventh in the State Division I race, and Corona del Mar's Tracy Clark, who was third in the State Division III race.
The boys' county contingent will be led by Capistrano Valley's Adalberto Sanchez, who qualified for the West team last year and finished fifth in the State Division I final last Saturday.