The most competitive conference meet in the country features five of the top 12 teams on the men's side (including #1 Colorado and #2 Oregon) and six ranked women's squads. The two big winners two weeks ago, Edward Cheserek (Pre-Nats) and Maksim Korolev (Wisconsin) wills square off in the men's race, while Shelby Houlihan will look to fend off freshmen sensations Elise Cranny and Bethan Knights in the women's race.
Friday's adidas Wisconsin Invitational pits #3 NAU against #7 Stanford on the men's side, while the women's race features 22 ranked teams, including #2 Michigan State, #5 Arkansas and #6 Stanford as well as 9-time defending Canadian champs Guelph. Joe Rosa, Maksim Korolev, Stanley Kebenei and Futsum Zeinasellassie will bid for the individual men's title; Shelby Houlihan leads a loaded women's individual field.
NCAA meet record -check. 10,000 plus screaming fans- check. Great finishing duel- check. Greatest NCAA 5000m ever -check.