Pictured above are members of the 2016 Heron Lake-Okabena High School cross country squad, which has put in two weeks of early-season “base” training and is gearing up for another competitive season — both as a team and as individuals — during September and October. From left to right in the front row are sophomore Carlos Juarez, seventh-grader Joseph Bartosh, freshman Preston Katona, freshman Nathan Sheldahl. seventh-grader Skylar Fisher, freshman Becca Kramer, freshman Emma Golda, sixth-grader Ellie Sheldahl, sixth-grader Elise Rostomily and sophomore Christian Juarez. In the back are senior Jacob Rossow, sophomore Tyler Raverty, junior Tyler Brunk, junior Ben Sheldahl, senior Kaylan Untiedt, junior Taylor Johanning, junior Rachel Salentiny, junior Cheyenne Schaffer, senior Logan Knutson and senior Derek Rossow. Salentiny, Schaffer and Knutson are each returning All-Conference runners for the Wildcats.