Top Events

Oct. 21 -- No. 4 Villanova Wildcats at Haverford Invitational in Haverford, Pa. (DI)

Oct. 21 -- No. 7 Providence Friars at Central Conneticut mini meet in New, Britain, Conn. (DI)

Oct. 21 -- No. 10 Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugolds at Lake Wissota Invite in Chippewa Falls, Wisc. (DIII)

Oct. 22 -- No. 1 Western State Knights at RMAC Championships in Denver, Colo. (DII)

Oct. 22 -- No. 2 Grand Valley State Lakers at GLIAC Championships in Ashland, Ohio (DII)

Oct. 22 -- No. 4 Chico State Wildcats at CCAA Championships in Santa Rosa, Calif. (DII)

Watch Them Now

Alia Gray
Chico State

Key Notes: Gray will take Chico State into battle this weekend looking to lead the Wildcats to another California Collegiate Athletic Association title. She has been her team's top finisher in every race she has ran in 2011. In 2010, her season was cut short due to injury. Gray was an All-American in 2009 and placed 34th at nationals. She also finshed fourth in the CCAA championships.

Other Runners to Watch

Division I: Mary-Kate Champagne, Providence; Claire Michel, Oregon; Callie Hogan, Villlanova; Mikaya Larson, Minnesota; Katja Goldring, UCLA; Rebekah MacKay, Syracuse; and Danielle Tauro, Michigan.

Division II: Laura Kleepin, Western State; Alia Gray, Chico State; Tina Muir, Ferris State; Alaska-Anchorage’s Ruth Keino; Neely Spence; Shippensburg; Elicia Anderson, Millersville; Morgan Place, Minnesota-Duluth.

Division III: Maren Westby, St. Olaf; Laura Mead, Wisconsin-La Crosse; Ashlyn Mauer, Wisconsin-Eau Claire; Jenna Hulton, St. Lawrence; Krista Cota, North Central; and Rachel Ohman, Chicago.

Keep Your Eyes on This

• Division I: The battle of Oregon will take place this weekend at Oregon State. No. 11 Oregon, Portland and the Beavers will all compete as they prepare for conference championships next week.

• Division II: Championship season begins as the conference meets will take place this weekend. No. 2 Grand Valley State will be looking to win its 11th consecutive conference title while Chico State will be looking for its fourth.

• Division III: No. 24 North Central (Ill.) will host the North Central Invitational on Friday featuring some big time Chicago-area teams including No. 33 Chicago and Wheaton (Ill.).