Cross country series opens today

The 2012 Cross Country State Series opens with sectionals today as the Culver Academies host an 11-team field including Plymouth, Culver Community and Triton, while Bremen, John Glenn and LaVille head to the South Bend Riley Sectional, both scheduled to begin around 5 p.m. ET.
Also in the area, Knox, North Judson and Oregon-Davis will travel to the Rensselaer Central tourney slated for 5 p.m. CT, while NorthWood will compete in the Elkhart Central Sectional at 5 p.m. ET
The top five teams and 15 individuals from each sectional will advance to the regional round of the state tournament Saturday morning.