The Illinois State men’s and women’s cross country teams will be hosting their annual Illinois State Invite on Friday, September 8 at the Weibring Golf Course. The women’s 5K is slated to start at 5 p.m. with the men’s 8K to follow at 5:45 p.m.

This year’s competition will feature nine teams, including both the men’s and women’s Redbird squads. The field is set to be extremely competitive, as Wisconsin, whose men are the defending Big 10 Champion, and Toledo, a perennial Mid-American Conference contender, will travel both their men’s and women’s teams to compete.

Illinois-Chicago, Loyola, Northern Illinois, Western Illinois, and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, as well as North Central’s men’s team and Ball State’s women’s squad, round out the field of competition.

Fans are encouraged to come out and cheer on the Redbirds, and admission at Weibring Golf Club is free! Live action will also be available on Twitter via @Redbird_TrackXC and on following the conclusion of the meet.