Continue reading... " BOULDER — When Ammar Moussa and his Colorado cross country teammates toe the start line for Saturday’s NCAA Pre-Nationals Invitational in Louisville, Ky., their number one goal won’t be to win the meet. The Buffs’ top priority will be to learn the course — because in a little more than a month, they’ll be returning to E.P. ‘Tom’ Sawyer Park for the NCAA Championships, where the CU men will be aiming for their third consecutive national title and the women will have their sights set on a top-three finish. “It’s a big advantage that you get when you know the layout of the course, what’s up and what’s down,” said Moussa, who finished fifth in last year’s national championships in Terre Haute, Ind., leading the Buffs to their second straight national title. “Terre Haute, it was the eighth or ninth time I’d run it. You know where the moves are going to be made. It blows my mind that coaches think you can go to Louisville the day before the race for the first time and expect the team to know the course.” While the Buffs annually make a trip to the Pre-Nationals part of their schedule, not all of the other top programs do so. In fact, more than half of the top 30 men’s teams in the nation and 20 of the top 25 women’s programs will be in Wisconsin this weekend for the Wisconsin adidas Invitational. ... " Host school's homepage for this race- http://www.gocards.com/sports/2015/9/1/xc_0901153237.aspx?path=cross Schedule per that webpage (All Times are Eastern Time)- Date: Saturday, Oct. 17 Time: 9:30 a.m. (Men's Red) (OP Note- 7:30 AM MT- This is Buff's main men's race.) 10:15 a.m. (Women's Red) (OP Note- 8:15 AM MT- This is Buff's main women's race.) 10:45 a.m. (Men's Black) 11:30 a.m. (Women's Black) 12 p.m. (Men's Open) 12:45 p.m. (Women's Open) Location: E.P. 'Tom' Sawyer State Park Results- Participant manual says "SCORING/RESULTS - PTTIMING will be timing and scoring the meet. Race results can be found at: PTTIMING.COM, GOCARDS.COM."