With the graduation of Burroughs High boys' cross-country standout Anthony Monroy, the title of top local male runner is up for grabs this season.
Runners will have the chance to claim that title today at the 22nd annual Burbank All-City Meet at Griffith Park.
On the girls' side, a new city champion will also be crowned, as last year's winner, Christina Shamirian of Burbank, graduated as well.
Here is a closer look at how the teams are shaping up.
The Bulldogs boys' team enters the season with a potent lineup and valuable experience gained during the 2011 season.
Burbank is coming off one of the most successful seasons in school history after a seventh-place finish in CIF Southern Section Division I Finals and an 11th place finish at the Division I CIF-State Cross-Country Championships. The team, ranked No. 5 in the CIF Southern Section Division I poll, returns five of its seven runners from that decorated team along with a sub-4:30 miler who was injured during last year's run to the State Meet.