Notre Dame Invite on the Horizon

Katie Bowen will lead the BYU women at the Notre Dame Invitational. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- As the first weekend in October approaches, the BYU women’s cross country team prepares for its first major test of the season as they head to South Bend, Indiana for the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday.

BYU will be one of 12 nationally ranked teams competing in the event. Other teams include No. 1 Villanova, No. 2 Florida State, No. 3 Washington, No. 5 Oregon, No. 8 Princeton, No. 12 New Mexico, No. 18 West Virginia, No. 19 UTEP, No. 23 SMU, No. 24 Iowa and No. 30 Notre Dame.

Currently ranked No. 21 in the USTFCCCAA National Coaches’ Poll, the Cougars will look to move up the standings with a good performance at Notre Dame. The race will be the final tune-up for BYU before the annual Pre-Nationals meet on October 16 in Terre Haute, Indiana.