The North Dakota State women's cross country team will open the 2012 season by hosting the Bison Invitational on Fri., Aug. 31.
The five-kilometer race will be held at Rose Creek Golf Course in Fargo, with the women set to kick off the action at 6 p.m. Joining NDSU in the event will be South Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota.
Returners Heidi Peterson and Maddie McClellan finished 1-2 in the women's 6k race held at Rose Creek last September.
The Bison were picked to defend their Summit League championship from a year ago and are currently ranked No. 10 in the Midwest region by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Complete results and video highlights will be available on GoBison.com following the meet.