Friends, fans and family gathered at Bill Roberts Golf Course Thursday to cheer on runners from nearly 50 schools.
All 14 AA schools were represented, as well as several smaller schools from around the state.
The meet offered runners a preview of the state championship course, as well as an opportunity to push themselves against equivalent contestants.
Unlike traditional meets where full teams navigate 3 miles in the same race and five of the seven runners count toward the team score, seven competitors from each school were broken down based on how they ranked on their respective teams and competed in separate races.
For more information about the invitational, please check back later.