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No. 4 BYU hosts No. 8 Portland, Princeton in first meet of year
No. 1 Oklahoma State at Blue Grass Invitational
The Cowboys will be in action on Saturday, at the Bluegrass Invitational, in Lexington, Ky., after a two week break from competition. Oklahoma State won its first meet of the season, sweeping Tulsa in the Hurricane Festival dual meets on Aug. 31. Neal Smith and Davis Osburn were the leaders for the event, and will hope to better their times in Saturday's race.
No. 2 Northern Arizona
No. 3 Colorado
No. 4 BYU at Autumn Classic
No. 4 BYU will host its only home meet of the season Saturday at the Clarence F. Robison Track & Field Complex.
WCC foe and eighth-ranked Portland will take part in this year’s Autumn Classic, as well as Weber State and Idaho State.
This will be the 12th annual Autumn Classic. BYU has won the meet nine of the past 11 years.
The Cougars have Tylor Thatcher, Jason Witt and Steve Flint to help them win the event this season. As well as, sophomore Jonathan Nelson who won last weekend’s Utah Open and looks to be another key contributor.
No. 7 Wisconsin at Sycamore Invitational
Wisconsin races again on Saturday, as the team will send athletes to Terre Haute, Ind., for the Sycamore Invitational.
Last week at Wisconsin's own Badger Open, Wisconsin won as a team and had four runners place in the top five. Jake Erschen and Jacob Naylor led the way.
No. 8 Portland at Autumn Classic
The Pilots will be competing at the BYU Autumn Classic in Provo, UT on Saturday.
Last week, Portland looked strong at the Portland State Invite. Redshirt freshman Alex Dillard lead the pack and was the top finisher in the race, crossing the finish line before runners from Oregon and Portland State.
No. 8 Portland will race this weekend against No. 4 BYU, Weber State and Idaho State.
No. 9 Syracuse at Dartmouth Invitational
The Orange compete Saturday at the Dartmouth Invitational in Hanover, N.H.
Syracuse won the event last year and is coming off a sweep from last week's Harry Lang Invitational. The first eleven finishers from the meet were wearing orange with Juris Silenieks and Robert Molke leading the pack.
No. 10 Princeton at Delaware Blue Hen Invitational
Princeton gets the 2013 season underway Saturday at the Delaware Blue Hen Invitational at White Clay Creek State Park.
Princeton is ranked No. 10 in the preseason national poll, the highest ranking the program has received in the preseason. The Tigers finished 11th at the NCAA championship a year ago. The team returns four of its five scorers from 2012 including its top three in seniors Chris Bendtsen, Alejandro Arroyo Yamin and Tyler Udland. The team has depth as with a number of veterans vying for the final two scoring slots.