The 2011 Poteau Practice Cross Country Meet will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
The Pirates and Lady Pirates, coached by Tim Hall, will have two other teams competing with them — Heavener and Haworth.
The Lady Pirates were seventh at last year's state meet at Edmond's Mitch Park, while the Pirates were ninth.
While Heavener did not have a high school team last fall, a junior high team existed. Now, there is going to be a high school team this year under the coaching of Kristen Andrews.
Haworth has normally been a perennial Class 2A power in cross country. The Lady Lions were fifth at state last fall, while the Lions were 13th.