The UA men's water polo team is hosting the Cactus Classic at the Student Recreation Center starting today. There are 12 teams competing - seven colleges and five masters programs. The No. 4 Wildcats along with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, New Mexico, Washington, NAU, ASU and Oregon round out the colleges. Of the masters teams, the top three seeds are from California. Others include Tucson's Old Pueblo and the Phoenix Masters Club.
UA plays today at 4 p.m. vs. Oregon. They face Cal Poly tomorrow at 1 p.m. and depending on the outcome, play at 5 or 7.
The championship game is Sunday at 1 p.m.
A 2:15 p.m. Sunday game against Washington is scheduled for the Wildcats if the two teams do not face each other in the tournament.
"This is good competition for us to compete against the masters programs right before the national championships next weekend," UA coach Michael Wissot said.
The UA volleyball team's match will be televised on Fox Sports tonight at 7:30.
The Wildcats are in Seattle facing the 18th-ranked Washington team that upset them in Tucson last month.
The Arizona Collegiate Invitational Flag-Football Championship is on campus this weekend. Teams from UA, ASU, and NAU will compete in three divisions - men's, women's and co-rec.
Competing for UA will be Alpha Gamma Rho, "Tribe" and "Last Minute" in the Men's division, "ATP" and "Law Cats" in the women's and "Da Bombs" in the co-rec.
League play is all day Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. at the Rincon Vista Complex, Bear Down, McKale and Gittings fields. Sunday's playoffs start at 9 a.m. Check the Rec Center for updated information.
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Months Amy Skieresz has gone without losing a cross country race. Skieresz has dominated the NCAA running world since her second place finish at the 1995 NCAA cross country national championship. Since then she has won 12 straight races, including the 1996 cross country championship.