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North Central to Aurora, Bates to Colby, Central at home
Aurora Invitational: No. 1 North Central (Ill.)
The Cardinals, winners of the past two NCAA Division III National Championships, have won the Division III Midwest Regional Championships each of the past five seasons.
The Aurora Invitational is North Central's second meet of the season. Last week, the Cardinals took the Elmhurst College Early Bird Invitational.
Bates/Colby Class Meet: No. 6 Bates
The Bobcats boast four runners with NCAA-level experience in senior tri-captains, Tully Hannan, Mike Martin and Noah Graboys, as well as junior John Stansel.
No. 6 Bates and its strong lineup travel to New Gloucester, Maine for a dual meet against Colby on Saturday.
Central Dutch Invitational: No. 7 Central
The Dutch open the season by hosting the Central Dutch Invitational on Saturday.
No. 7 Central return the top five varsity runners from last season.