To The Land of the Cheesehead


The eyes of the college cross country world — certainly including Heps — will be on adidas Wisconsin Invitational at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Course in Madison, Wis., Friday (women’s 6k at 1 pm Eastern; men’s 8k at 1:40 pm). Not only will the course be “aflame with color,” about 70 percent of the nation’s ranked teams will be running through it.

Click here for Zimmer video tour — narrated by Wisco coach Mick Byrne (formerly of Iona).

Fourteen of the 16 Heps program will be running (Penn is not) as the men’s race will include 21 of the nation’s top 30 teams and the women’s 20 of 30. We are urging our teams to be Twitter happy throughout. Keep us posted from the start of the trip through the end! You can go here to see how well they are doing at meeting our tweet challenge!

For the men: 1. Wisconsin; 4. Oklahoma; 5. Iona & Portland; 8. Stanford; 10. Syracuse; 11. Princeton; 13. Notre Dame; 16. Minnesota; 17. Columbia; 18. Northern Arizona; 19. Arkansas; 20. Eastern Kentucky; 22. Texas; 24. Michigan; 24. Georgia; 26. Indiana; 27. UCLA; 28. New Mexico; 29. Virginia; 30. Missouri.

And the women: 2. Arizona; 3. Washington; 5. Iowa State; 7. Stanford; 9. Cornell; 10. Michigan State; 12. Vanderbilt; 13. Weber State; 14. Penn State; 15. Toledo; 16. Notre Dame; 19. New Mexico; 20. San Francisco; 21. Boston College; 23. Columbia; 26. N.C. State; 27. Minnesota; 28. Providence; 29. Wisconsin; 30. Yale.

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