The Arkansas State Cross Country teams opened the 2017 season with top-five finishes Saturday night at the Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic contested at Mike Rose Soccer Complex.
The Arkansas State women's cross country team was selected fifth in the Sun Belt Conference preseason poll and the men were selected sixth as voted on by the league's coaches.
Arkansas State senior thrower Itamar Levi is set to represent Israel at the 29th World University Games contested August 19-30 in Taipei.
Arkansas State University sprinter Jaylen Bacon ran the third leg for team USA at the 2017 IAAF World Championships Saturday in London helping the team to a silver medal in the 4x100m relay.
Four regular season meets will be on tap when the Arkansas State cross country teams begin their 2017 schedule Sept. 2 at the Brooks Memphis Twilight Run.
Roelf Pienaar of the Arkansas State track and field team has been granted a sixth year of eligibility as the NCAA approved a waiver submitted by the university.