South Bend, Indiana -- No. 28 Texas A&M will be one of seven ranked teams in the men’s field of the Notre Dame Invitational held during the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 3. Meanwhile, the Aggie women face 10 schools nationally-ranked among the top 30.
In it’s third meet of the season and the first outing since hosting the Texas A&M Invitational on Sept. 19, the Aggies are eager to match up with teams from the Midwest and East coast. In addition they will also see familiar teams from the South Central region.
The top ranked squads in the men’s field includes No. 8 Michigan and No. 9 Georgetown. Other ranked programs include: No. 19 Providence, No. 26 Florida State, No. 27 Notre Dame, and No. 29 New Mexico.
Also in the field are: Arizona, Butler, Eastern Michigan, Florida, Illinois State, Indiana State, Kentucky, Lamar, Marquette, Miami of Ohio, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Navy, North Carolina, Princeton, Southern Utah, Tulsa and Utah State.
Headlining the women’s field are No. 3 Florida State and No. 6 Princeton. Also entering the meet with a national ranking are: No. 10 Illinois, No. 13 Providence, No. 14 Florida, No. 15 Michigan, No. 18 New Mexico, No. 19 Rice, No. 25 Boston College and No. 28 North Carolina.
The women’s field also includes: Akron, Arizona, Kentucky, Marquette, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, SMU, Southern Utah, Stony Brook, Texas Tech, Tulsa and Utah State.
Texas A&M senior Shadrack Songok, who won the A&M Invitational in his debut race with the Aggies, should contend for top honors here as well. He will lead an A&M crew that consists of Kevin McNab, Kevin Ondrasek, Joe Sauvageau, Mitch Bible, Graham Northcutt, Logan Sherman, James Hodges, and Kevin Burnett.
Christina Munoz, seventh at the A&M Invitational, should pace the women’s team again this week. The squad also includes Elizabeth Slaughter, Merideth Snow, Emilie Fischer, Brooke Upshaw, Kirsten Brown, Alie Cornell, Kasey McNorton, and Leigh Berger.