DENTON, Tex. (10/13/06)- The North Texas cross country teams are back in action this weekend as they will participate in the Texas Invitational Saturday morning.
This race is the final tuneup for the Mean Green before the Sun Belt Conference Championship in two weeks.
North Texas has had the last three weeks off, but the men will be without one of its top runners this weekend as senior Josh Rogers won't run because of illness.
With Rogers out, North Texas will rely on senior Frank Ngeno and its three freshman to step up in his absence.
The Mean Green is knocking on the door of a South Central Regional ranking as this meet will feature three teams ranked in the top 15 of the region. Along with North Texas, the meet will feature Texas, ranked second in the region, Houston, ranked 12th, UTSA, ranked 14th, and Texas State.
On the women's side the meet feature North Texas, Houston, UTSA, and Texas State. The Mean Green has continued to improve througout the year, despite a roster filled with only one senior, four sophomore's, and one freshman.
The men will race four-miles starting at 8 a.m while the women get underway with a 5,000 meter run at 8:30 a.m