Sept. 2 -- Florida State Seminoles at Covered Bridge Open in Boone, N.C.

Sept. 3 -- Oklahoma State Cowboys at Hurricane Festival in Tulsa, Okla.

Sept. 3 -- Stanford Cardinal at San Francisco Invitational in San Francisco, Calif.


Sept. 2 -- Lock Haven Eagles at Dolan Duels in Lock Haven, Pa.

Sept. 2 -- Augustana (S.D.) Vikings at Augie Twilight in Sioux Falls, S.D.


Sept. 2 -- North Central (Ill.) Cardinals at Elmhurst College Invitational in Elmhurst, Ill.

Sept. 3 -- St. Lawrence Saints at Cardinal Classic in Plattsburgh, N.Y.


Leonard Korir

Key Notes: Korir, who is a two-time national champion and five-time All-American, finshed in fifth place at last year's NCAA championship meet for the Gaels. The senior is Iona's record holder for both the indoor 5K and outdoor 10K events. Korir, a native of Kenya, is also a key contributor to both the indoor and outdoor track and field squads at Iona.

Other Runners to Watch: Arizona's Stephen Sambu, Oregon's Luke Puskedra, Stanford's Chris Derrick, Stanford's Jake Riley, Oklahoma State's Girma Mecheso, Oklahoma State's German Fernandez, Oklahoma State's Colby Lowe, Oregon's Matthew Centrowitz.


Isaac Chavez
Chico State

Key Notes: Chavez finished in fifth place in the individual race at the 2010 NCAA championship meet helping propel the Wildcats to a fifth-place finish in the team standings. Chavez posted the second-best finish by a freshman at a championship meet in Chico State program history and will look to improve upon last season's effort in 2011.

Other Runners to Watch: Massachusetts-Lowell's Jeff Veiga, Western State's Gabriel Proctor, Western State's Ryan Haebe, Adams State's Craig Huffer, Grand Valley State's Anthony Witt, Grand Valley State's Tyler Emmorey, Edinboro's Scott Anderson.


Steve Kiplagat
St. Lawrence

Key Notes: Kiplagat finished in fourth place overall at the NCAA championship meet last fall, earning All-America honors and helping St. Lawrence to a third-place finish in the team standings. Kiplagat, a Iten, Kenya, native,  ran two sub-25-minute races including a career-best 24:25 at NCAAs.

Other Runners to Watch: St. Thomas' Ben Sathre, Wisconsin-Oshkosh's Nate Stymiest, SUNY Geneso's Lee Berube, Wisconsin-Stevens Point's Terry Witkowski, Elizabethtown's Eric Reichert, St. Lawrence's John Johnston, North Central (Ill.)'s Neal Klein.


Oklahoma State kicks off its season this weekend by competing in the Hurricane Festival. The Cowboys are gunning for their third consecutive national title in 2011.

The 2011 campaign should prove to be competitive as nine of the top-10 individual finishers from last season's NCAA championship meet return to the course this year.

Eastern Kentucky begins the season ranked 28th according to the USTFCCCA preseason poll, marking the first time in program history that the Colonels have cracked the national rankings.


Coker College's Dylan Bates will compete in the ITU World Triathlon Championships on Sept. 11 in Beijing, China. The incoming freshman will be representing Canada at the event.

Adams State will be in pursuit of its fourth consecutive national champioship this fall. The Grizzlies begin the 2011 season atop the rankings as they pursue yet another title.


Haverford will be looking to defend its crown in 2011. The Fords captured the program's first national title last season by edging out longtime power North Central (Ill.) in the NCAA championship meet.

Wisconsin-Oshkosh brings back its top-five finishers from last season's NCAA championship meet. The Titans look to build off the experience of their returning runners and challenge for the title in 2011.