Three important invitationals are taking place this week with volleyball on Friday and Saturday and swimming and cross country taking over on Saturday.
Lion’s Den Invitational
The Mountain View Lion’s Den Volleyball Invitational starts on Friday and ends on Saturday and the field includes 5A No. 6 Cienega; 4A No. 2 Salpointe and 4A No. 5 Canyon del Oro.
Canyon Del Oro
Rio Rico Rattler
The Rio Rico Rattler Cross Country meet will be run on Saturday morning starting at 8:30 a.m. The course will be the same for the Division II, Division II and Division IV races scheduled for Oct. 31.
The top 50% of the full teams from the divisional races will qualify for state. The top 25 runners will also qualify regardless of team finish. If the top 25 runners belong to qualifying teams then no other runners will qualify.
Canyon Del Oro
CDO Swim Classic
The Canyon del Oro Swim Classic will be held at the Oro Valley Pool. Typically known as the High School Classic, the meet was moved from the University of Arizona due to construction. There will be no diving competition.
The Southern Arizona Regional Qualifier will also be held at the Oro Valley Pool from Oct. 26-27.
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