NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt cross country will travel to College Station, Texas, to compete in the Arturo Barrios Invitational hosted by Texas A&M on Saturday.
The meet is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. with the men’s eight-kilometer race, followed by the women’s six-kilometer race at 9:45 a.m. The Commodores will compete against 41 teams including three SEC programs – Texas A&M, Florida and LSU.
The Commodores last competed in the Joe Paine Invitational on Sept. 30, where both teams came away with top-15 finishes. The women were led by senior Niki Narayani, who has paced the Commodores in all three races this season. Narayani posted a season-best time in the 5K (16:39.7) in South Bend, Indiana, to lead Vandy.
Freshman Michael Schumacher has anchored the men’s team, finishing first for Vandy in two of three races this season. Sophomore Zach Hodges paced the Commodores in their last race, finishing first at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational.
Heading into College Station, the Vanderbilt women are ranked No. 5 in the South Region — and ahead of SEC foes Florida, Auburn and Tennessee — according to the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll.