Top Events

Oct. 7 -- No. 5 Iona Gaels at Metropolitan Championships in New Rochelle, N.Y. (DI)

Oct. 7 -- No. 1 North Central (Ill.) Cardinals at Benedictine Invitational in Lisle, Ill. (DIII)

Oct. 7 -- No. 3 Calvin Knights at Michigan Intercollegiate in Hillsdale, Mich. (DIII)

Oct. 8 -- No. 24 Providence Friars at New England Championships in Boston, Mass. (DI)

Oct. 8 -- No. 4 Colorado Mines Orediggers at Fort Hays Tiger Open in Hays, Kan. (DII)

Watch Them Now

Diego Estrada
Northern Arizona

Key Notes: Estrada, a 2010 All-American, captured the individual title and led the Lumberjacks to a third-place team finish at the Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater, Okla. last Saturday in his 2011 season debut. The senior will look to lead Northern Arizona to its fifth consecutive Big Sky championship as well as its fifth consecutive top-10 finish at the NCAA championships in November.

Other Runners to Watch

Division I: Northern Arizona's Jordan Chipangama, Providence's Lee Carey, Villanova's Matthew Gibney, Iona's Leonard Korir, Arizona's Stephen Sambu, and Columbia's Leighton Spencer.

Division II: Colorado Mines' Sean Gildea, Augustana (S.D.)'s Tom Karbo, Massachusetts-Lowell's Angus MacDonald, Central Missouri's Labin Sialo, and Grand Valley State's Ryan Toth.

Division III: North Central (Ill.)'s Neal Klein, Hamline's Devin Monson, St. Lawrence's Steve Kiplagat, SUNY Geneso's Eddie Novara, Calvin's Kevin Peterson, and St. Thomas (Minn.)'s Ben Sathre.

Keep Your Eyes on This

• Division I: Columbia jumped into the poll for the first time since 1998 after a strong effort at the Paul Short Invite last weekend. The No. 18 Lions hit the course again on Friday at the Metropolitan Championships.

• Division II: No. 4 Colorado Mines gets back in action on Saturday as it hits the road to compete at the Fort Hays Tiger Open. The Orediggers were victorious at the Erik Anderson Invite their last time out.

• Division III: Augustana (Ill.) and veteran coach Paul Olsen, in his 46th year at the helm of the Vikings, moved into the top-10 for the first time this season. The Vikings get back to the trails at the Wartburg Invitational on Saturday.