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No. 4 Augustana (S.D.) hosts a meet lit by glow sticks
Joe I. Vigil: No. 2 Adams State
Adams State's All-American Kelly Lamb will be joined by Lauren Martin, Alyssa Selve, and Jessie Brunett, all of whom finished in the top-50 at last year's Division II National Championships return to competition this fall.
The 2013 season will open on Saturday at the 20th Annual Joe I. Vigil Open in Alamosa, Colo. at Cattails Golf Course.
This year's open will feature several prominently ranked teams from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, including Fort Lewis and New Mexico Highlands, ranked fifth and 10th respectively in the USTFCCCA Preseason Regional Rankings.
Colorado State Open: No. 3 Western State
Western State travels to Fort Collins, Colo. for the first official meet of the year on Friday at the Colorado State Open.
A total of seven teams will be represented at Friday's Open. Western State joins Colorado Mines and Metro State as the three Division II schools at the meet. Host school Colorado State is one of three Division I schools competing. The other Division I schools to run are Wyoming, Air Force Academy and Northern Colorado.
Augustana Twilight: No. 4 Augustana (S.D.)
Augustana (S.D.) opens the 2013 season on Friday at Yankton Trail Park, hosting the third annual Augustana Twilight competition. The lights on the soccer fields at Yankton Trail Park will be used to light the area. The running path will also be illuminated throughout certain parts of the course using glow sticks.
Currently, there are 19 colleges attending and eight high schools.
Augustana earned a runner-up finish at last year's NCAA championships, and their first regional title.
BYU-Hawaii Invitational: No. 7 Alaska-Anchorage
Alaska-Anchorage remains in Hawaii, but travels to Honolulu for the BYU-Hawaii Invitational against Byu-Hawaii and Chaminade.
UAA’s anchor again should be reigning GNAC and NCAA West Region champion Susan Tanui.
At last week's meet against BYU-Hawaii, Alaska-Anchorage posted a perfect score of 15 and Tanui got the individual win.
Colorado-Colorado Springs Rust Buster Invitational: No. 8 Colorado-Colorado Springs
The Mountain Lions open the season with the Rust Buster on Saturday at Monument Valley Park.
After a top-ten national finish last season, Colorado-Colorado Springs will begin the season ranked eighth.