Action begins at 6:15 p.m., Friday with the women’s 4,000-meter race with the men slated to follow at 6:45 p.m., in a 6,000-meter run. The event will be held on the intramural fields on the campus of Rice University.
The Cougar men return 10 letterwinners from the 2016 season, and welcome back redshirt seniors Brian Barraza and Gabe Lara. Lara is scheduled to make his return to the track at Friday’s invitational. Junior G.J. Reyna also makes his return to the track at Rice after finishing as Houston’s top runner in six of the squad’s seven meets a year ago.