A handful of area teams are listed in the preseason cross-country rankings released by the Iowa Iowa Track Coaches Association earlier this month.

The Roland-Story and South Hamilton boys’ teams are ranked seventh and ninth, respectively, while the Norsemen’s girls’ team is also seventh in Class 2A.

In Class 3A, Gilbert is ranked No. 3 in the boys’ poll. The Tigers’ girls’ team was slotted ninth in 3A while the Ballard girls are 11th.