Oregon State cross-country coach Kelly Sullivan announced Monday the Beavers would bypass the Oct. 16 NCAA Pre-Nationals meet and run instead at the Bradley Pink Classic in Peoria, Illinois, that day.
Big Ten schools Illinois, Missouri and Iowa are expected to compete, as are regionally-ranked Northern Illinois, Eastern Illinois and IUPUI, among others.
Also, Sullivan announced that junior Emily Weber would redshirt this year. She was OSU’s top finisher at the 2014 NCAA West Regional meet (57th), and its No. 4 finisher at the 2014 Pac-12 meet (74th).
She will be the second member of last year’s starting lineup to redshirt this season. Sophomore Sam McKinnon, OSU’s No. 2 runner at Pac-12s (65th) and No. 6 at regionals (150th) is also not competing this fall.