Interview: Head Coach Willy Wood thoughts on the team this season

NEW YORK - The No. 28 ranked Columbia men's cross-country team is back in action this weekend for two competitive mid-season meets. A number of runners will head to Bethlehem, Pa., to compete in the 2012 Paul Short Run Invitational on Friday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. The Lions will compete against tough field including four ranked teams, No. 15 Georgetown, No. 17 Princeton, No. 22 Villanova and host No. 11 Lehigh.

On Saturday, Sept. 29, standout runners Leighton Spencer, Mark Feigen, and squad will compete in the 2012 Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic. The Lions will race 12 runners that look to leave their footprint on the national stage. At 9:30 am, they will begin the run against 34 teams in the Men's Gold division.

Interview: Senior Leighton Spencer discusses Vermont Win and Upcoming Races

Columbia is coming off an impressive win at the 8K Vermont Invitaional.  The teams' strong sweeping performance featured an individual title by Spencer and 13 of the top 15 finishes in the meet.