The indoor track season reaches an apex this weekend with the annual Husky Classic, as the Dempsey welcomes in many of the nation’s top teams for a huge weekend that will go a long way toward shaping the NCAA championship picture. Half of the teams in the top-25 of the men’s and women’s rankings will be represented in the Dempsey this weekend.

The Husky Classic frequently features the fastest distance races on the indoor schedule, many times faster than the NCAA meet itself, as teams send their top contenders to Seattle in hopes of running season-bests that will qualify them for the NCAA Indoor meet just a month away on March 14-15. Thirteen of the top 25 men’s teams in the country will be in attendance.

Top-10 teams on the men’s side include No. 1 Arkansas, No. 2 Florida, No. 3 Oregon, No. 6 Florida State, No. 7 Penn State, and No. 8 Arizona.

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In Division II action, No. 3 Ashland will face off against No. 5 Grand Valley State. ... No. 6 Southern Indiana will run at the Hoosier Hills Invitational. ...No. 7 Missouri Southern travels to the UCO Invitational.

This weekend in Division III action, No. 5 Wisconsin-Oshkosh and No. 4 Wisconsin-Whitewater will compete at the WIAC Quadrangular. ... No. 2 Wisconsin-Eau Claire will run at the St. Thomas Invitational. ... The Tufts Cupid Invitational will host No. 6 Haverford and No. 10 Bates.