The Poteau High School cross country runners will begin their season at Monday's Haworth Invitational.
The Pirates return three state qualifiers from a season ago. Dylan Fox was 56th (18:36.5), Ashby Clark was 71st (19:04.53) and Bobby Graham was 94th (21:08.17) at last year's Class 4A State Meet, where they were 14th as a team.
The Lady Pirates return five of their state-meet runners from 2012, in which they were ninth.
Returning are Deven Bond (21st at state, 13:13.09), Sheridan Hoyer (29th, 13:31.95), Edys Ocampo (74th (14:45.54), Kayle Dryer (78th, 14:51.73), Tabitha Waldrop (93rd, 16:01.03).
The Poteau teams will have a new coach this year as Poteau Pirates soccer coach Neto Silva, who's team won the Class 4A state title in May, will take over.