By Gary Smith, Track and Field Contributor | SportingAlert.com
Published on Oct. 18, 2013 9:27 a.m. CST . 0 comment
Terre Haute, IN (Sporting Alert) — Here are the listed schools and their rosters for the 2013 Indiana State Cross Country Pre-National Invitational, taking place in Terre Haute, IN on Saturday.
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Amongst the listed teams of the men’s side is No. 1 and defending NCAA National champion Oklahoma State, who brings a mixture of runners to this invitational, as head coach Dave Smith look to finalize his squad before the bigger meets.
Smith also admits that will be a good chance to give some of his newer runners a chance to race “in a high-pressure meet.”
“On the men’s side, we’re trying to give our guys who haven’t raced in a high-pressure meet a chance to do so,” Smith said. “We’re also trying to sort out the lineup we will take into the postseason. We have to make decisions pretty soon.
“We have 12 or 13 guys who are fighting for seven to 10 spots.”
On the men’s field will also includes No. 2 Colorado, winner of the last two Pre-Nationals, No. 4 Oregon, No. 9 Tulsa, No. 10 Princeton, No. 12 Indiana, No. 18 Iona, No. 19 Boise State, No. 23 Villanova and No. 24 Georgetown. Another team to look out for is Florida State, who are expected to be in the top half when the results come out, despite not being in the numbered rankings.
On the women’s side, No. 2 Florida State, No. 5 Georgetown, No. 6 Oregon, No. 11 Stanford, No. 12 Colorado, No. 14 Michigan, No. 16 Virginia and No. 18 Villanova will all battle, alongside No. 19 Oklahoma State.
A total of 75 men’s school and 86 women’s programs will take part in the invitational, which will be broken up into different sections.
11:00 a.m. Men’s 8K Blue Race
11:40 a.m. Women’s 6K Blue Race
12:15 p.m. Men’s 8K White Race
12:55 p.m. Women’s 6K White Race
1:30 p.m. Men’s 8K Open Race
2:10 p.m. Women’s 6K Open Race
Abilene Christian, Akron, Baylor, Boise State, Boston College, Bowling Green, Butler, California,Cal Poly, Campbell, Central Michigan, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Clemson, Colorado, Cornell, Dayton,Duke, East Carolina, Eastern Illinois, Eastern Michigan, Elon, Florida State, Furman, Georgia Tech, Houston Baptist, Illinois-Chicago, Illinois State, Indiana, Indiana State, Iona, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Kent State, Kentucky, Lamar, Liberty, Lipscomb, Long Beach State, Loyola (IL),McNeese State, Memphis, Miami (Ohio), Mississippi, Missouri-KC, Montana State, Ohio, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Penn, Penn State, Pitt, Princeton, Purdue, South Dakota State, Southern Utah, Southern Illinois, Stanford, Texas A&M CC, Texas Tech, Toledo,Tulsa, UC-Davis, UNC Greensboro, Utah State, UTEP, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, William and Mary, Xavier, Yale, Youngstown State.
Abilene Christian, Alabama-Birmingham, Albany, Akron, Arkansas State, Baylor, Boise State,Bowling Green, Butler, Cal Poly, California, Campbell, Central Michigan, Charlotte, Cincinnati,Clemson, Colorado, Colorado State, Dayton, East Carolina, Eastern Illinois, Eastern Kentucky,Eastern Michigan, Elon, Florida State, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Illinois-Chicago, Illinois, Illinois State, Indiana, Indiana State, Iona, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Kent State, Kentucky,Lamar, Liberty, Lipscomb, Long Beach State, Loyola (IL), Memphis, Miami/Ohio, Michigan,Mississippi, Missouri-KC, Montana State, Nevada, Northern Arizona, Northern Colorado, Ohio,Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Pacific, Penn, Penn State, Pitt, Portland,Princeton, Purdue, Rice, Sacramento, South Carolina, Southern Illinois, Southern Methodist,Stanford, Texas A&M CC, Texas Tech, Toledo, Tulsa, UNC Greensboro, Utah, Utah State, UTEP,UTSA, Villanova, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia, William and Mary, Xavier,Youngstown State.
12:00 noon Men’s 10,000 Meter Race
1:15 p.m. Women’s 6,000 Meter Race
Men and Women: 31 Teams and 38 Individuals to be determined at nine regional meets.
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