Alex Wilson Invitational

Four top-team teams will compete at the Alex Wilson Invitational this weekend. No. 1 Arkansas, No. 6 Penn State, No. 5 Wisconsin and No. 7 Florida State will run at the meet, hosted by Notre Dame.

Wisconsin will also compete in one final tune-up before next week’s 2014 Big Ten Indoor Championships, when the Badgers host the Red & White Open, starting Friday.

With the Big Ten championships only one week away, the Red & White Open is the Badgers’ last opportunity to compete before they travel to the conference meet, which will take place at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio, next Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28-March 1.

The meet’s most anticipated race will come in the 3000 meters. The race will feature Reed Connor, who ran the fourth-fastest 5000 meters in the world last week at the Iowa State Classic, Olympian Mohammed Ahmed, who will race for only the second time this season, and redshirt freshman Malachy Schrobilgen, who was an 2013 All-American and Big Ten cross country champion.

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In Division II, No. 6 Missouri Southern and No. 7 Nebraska-Kearney will tackle the Nebraska Tune-Up beginning Friday. ... . In Division III, No. 1 Wisconsin-La Crosse, No. 2 Wisconsin-Oshkosh, No. 5 Wisconsin-Eau Claire, No. 9 Wisconsin-Stout will all face off at the Wisconsin-Stevens Point East Bay Open.