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No. 1 Johns Hopkins to Penn State, No. 4 Williams to Montreal
No. 1 Johns Hopkins at Penn State Invitational
Johns Hopkins will travel to the Penn State Invitational on Friday to face a barrage of top competition in Division I, including Penn State and West Virginia.
Prior in the season, johns Hopkins placed six runners in the top eight and seven in the top 10 to claim the team title at Salisbury's Sea Gull Opener on Aug. 31.
Sophomore Hannah Oneda finished first in the opener and was recently named Division III Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week.
No. 2 Wartburg at Les Duke Invitational
On Saturday, No. 2 Wartburg will travel to Grinnell for the Les Duke Invitational at Oakland Acres.
At Wartburg's previous meet, the team won the dual meet against Black Hills State with a perfect score of 15 points.
Junior Alana Enabnit and senior Sammi Bruett won the race with their time of 13:50.
No. 3 MIT
No. 4 Williams at McGill Invitational
No. 4 Williams will be traveling to Montreal, Quebec, for its meet this week.
The McGill Invitational will take place on Saturday at Mount Royal Park. This is the team's first meet of the season.
Williams has finished on the podium (top four) at the NCAA championship meet four times in the past eight seasons, but the top spot that they won in 2002 and '04 has been more elusive.
This meet will be the start of the chase for the title this year.
No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at UC Riverside Invitational
At the Nationball Classic last Saturday, Claremont-Mudd Scripps had seven runners place in the top ten against Westmont.
This Saturday, No. 5 CMS will travel to the UC Riverside Invitational.
At last year's UC Riverside Invitational CMS placed fifth behind Southern Utah, UC Riverside and UC Santa Barbara.
No. 6 Wisconsin-Eau Claire at Falcons Invitational
No. 6 Wisconsin-Eau Claire will compete in its first meet of the season on Saturday. The Falcons Invitational will be hosted be Wisconsin-River Falls.
Last Saturday, UW Eau Claire was beaten by their Alumni in an Alumni Open. At the Falcons Invitational, there will be atleast three ranked teams including Wisconsin-La Crosse.
No. 7 Oberlin at Allegheny College Invite
At the Wosster Invitational last Saturday, junior All-American Carey Lyons won the race, beating the next runner by 40 seconds, finishing in a time of 15:18. Junior Elizabeth Gilmoure and freshman Emily Curley also finished in the top ten, running 16:29 and 16:49 respectively.
This Saturday, Oberlin will particpate in the Allegheny College Invite.
No. 8 Trinity (Texas)
No. 9 St. Lawrence
No. 10 Middlebury at Aldrich Invite
For its first external meet of the season, No. 10 Middlebury will host the Aldrich Invitational on Saturday.
Middlebury was the national champion in 2010 and the journey to regain the title will begin on Saturday.