Top Events

Sept. 16 -- No. 6 Florida State Seminoles at Clemson Invitational/Pre ACC Meet in Clemson, S.C. (DI)

Sept. 16 -- No. 3 Grand Valley State Lakers at Spartan Invitational in East Lansing, Mich. (DII)

Sept. 17 --  No. 2 New Mexico at Kachina Cross Country Classic in Las Cruces, N.M. (DI)

Sept. 17 -- No. 4 Adams State at Colorado College Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo (DII)

Sept. 17 -- No. 2 Washington-St. Louis at SIUE cross country Challenge in Edwardsville, Ill. (DIII)

Sept. 17 -- No. 4 Williams at McGill Invitational in Williamstown, Mass. (DIII)

Watch Them Now
Cazzola
UWO
Christy Cazzola

Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Junior

Key Notes: Cazzola finished second at the Midwest Invitational in her first meet of 2011.  In 2010, she finished fourth at the national championship along and was named the WIAC women’s cross country athlete of the year. Cazzola has never finished worse than fourth in a race. She will race Sept. 17 at the Warhawk Inviational in Whitewater, Wis.

Other Runners to Watch

Division I: UTEP's Risper Kimaiyo, Texas Tech's Rose Tanui, Iowa State's Aliphine Tuliamuk, New Mexico's Natalie Gray, New Mexico's Sarah Waldron and Florida State's Jessica Parry.

Division II: Shippensburg's Neely Spence, Minnesota Duluth's Morgan Place, Grand Valley State's Rebecca Winchester, Mesa State's Alexis Skarda and Adams State's Alicia Nelson.

Division III: Claremont's Jennifer Tave, Washington-St. Louis's Liz Phillips, North Central (Ill.)'s Neal Klein, Willams' Leslie Blackshear, Keene State's Paige Mills and Pomona Pitzer's Anne Lydens.

Keep Your Eyes on This

• Division I: UTEP's Risper Kimaiyo will look to have a strong race as her Miners take on No. 2 New Mexico at the Kachina Cross Country Classic in Las Cruces, N.M.

• Division II: No. 3 Grand Valley State is taking a step up in competition on Friday as it competes against several Division I schools at the Spartan Invitational in East Lansing, Mich.

• Division III: No. 4 Williams finally gets its season under way at the Mcgill Invitational in Williamstown, Mass., following last year's fifth-place finish at the national championship.