YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown State cross country teams will compete in five meets before the second Horizon League Championship to be held in Ohio in the last three years.
The Penguins will open their season on Sept. 10 at the Mel Brodt Invitational and will compete on the campuses of Penn State, Notre Dame and Indiana in preparation for the conference meet in Yellow Springs.
After the opener at Bowling Green, a site where the men's squad took home a victory last season, YSU will travel to State College, Pa. for the Spiked Shoe Invitational on Sept. 24 and to South Bend, Ind., for the Notre Dame Invitational on Sept. 30.
The Penguins will compete in the All-Ohio Championship at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware on Oct. 7 before returning to State College for the Penn State National Invitational.
Wright State will host the Horizon League Championship at John Bryan State Park in Yellow Springs, on Oct. 29.
The regular season will close with a trip to the Great Lakes Regional in Bloomington, Ind., on Nov. 12 where a bid to the NCAA Championship will be on the line.
The men's squad will look to jump back into the top three teams in the Horizon League, a position they've held for 11 of the past 12 years, after finishing fourth last season. The women's squad also finished fourth last season and returns six of its eight runners from last season.