Top Events

Oct. 29 -- No. 1 Oklahoma State Cowboys at Big 12 Championships in College Station, Texas (DI)

Oct. 29 -- No. 1 North Central (Ill.) Cardinals at CCIW Championships in Chicago, Ill. (DIII)

Oct. 29 -- No. 3 BYU Cougars at West Coast Championships in Belmont, Calif. (DI)

Oct. 29 -- No. 2 Haverford Fords at Centennial Championships in Newville, Pa. (DIII)

Oct. 30 -- No. 2 Wisconsin Badgers at Big 10 Championships in Champaign, Ill. (DI)

Watch Them Now

Diego Estrada
Northern Arizona

Key Notes: Estrada, a 2010 All-American, captured the individual title and led the Lumberjacks to a third-place team finish at the Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater, Okla., earlier this season in his 2011 season debut. The senior will look to lead Northern Arizona to its fifth consecutive Big Sky championship this weekend as well as its fifth consecutive top-10 finish at the NCAA championships in November.

Other Runners to Watch

Division I: Miles Batty, BYU; Donn Cabral, Princeton; Colby Lowe, Oklahoma State; Jonathan Peterson, UC Davis; Andrew Poore, Indiana; Jake Riley, Stanford; and Stephen Sambu, Arizona.

Division II: Matt Belliston, BYU-Hawaii; Jacob Bishop, Dixie Sate; Jorge Cisneros, Chaminade; Jon Cleghorn, Hawaii Pacific; Mitchell Moore, California Baptist; and Kipkorir Mutai, Grand Canyon.

Division III: Eric Arnold, Haverford; Michael Burnstein, Washington-St. Louis; Steve Kiplagat, St. Lawrence; Neal Klein, North Central (Ill.);Devin Monson, Hamline; and Ben Sathre, St. Thomas (Minn.).

Keep Your Eyes on This

• Division I: Conference meets are at full tilt this weekend as every team ranked in the latest USTFCCCA is set to take to the course at its respective league meet. Conference championship meets always prove to be very competitive and good barometer of where a team stands heading into the NCAA championships.

• Division II: A slow week for Division II teams as all but one conference held its championship meet last weekend. The Pacific West Conference carries the baton for Division II action this weekend as BYU-Hawaii travels to Phoenix, Ariz., looking to defend its 2010 crown.

• Division III: Every Divsion III conference is scheduled to have its championship meet on either Saturday or Sunday and two races in Chicago, Ill., appear to be the ones to keep the closest eye on. Both the CCIW and University Athletic Association races are set to be held in the Windy City and promise to include several national championship contenders.