September 13, 2018

Buckeyes Prepare for the 2018 Edition of the Commodore Classic

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Columbus, Ohio – Both the men’s and women’s 2018 cross country teams will be back in action this Saturday. The 2018 edition of the Commodore Classic will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 at Percy Warner Park in Nashville, Tenn. This will be the 15th annual running of the Commodore Classic. Men will run their first 8k of the season at 10 a.m. E.T. and the Women will run a 5k at 11 a.m. E.T.

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Teams in Attendance
Belmont
Charleston Southern
Chattanooga
Eastern Kentucky
Illinois
Lipscomb
Louisville
Mercer
Mid. Tenn. State (Men ranked No. 19)
Murray State
Nashville Harriers
Samford
Southern Illinois
Southern Miss.
Tennessee St.
Tennessee Tech
UAB
Vanderbilt
Western Kentucky
Xavier (Ohio)

The Course
Vaughn’s Gap, in Nashville’s Percy Warner Park, is the site for the Commodore Classic and Belmont-VU Opener every fall. The well-maintained, running-only route measures 5K for women and 8K for men. The course is one of the most scenic and challenging in the Southeast and features beautiful woodlands and more than 10 miles of picturesque running trails located just 15 minutes from campus.

Quote from Coach Khadevis
We are very excited about this weekend. Our preparation have been going extremely well and we are looking forward to seeing who will step up to be in our top seven. This race will jump start us on the journey of achieving our goals.”

A Look Back
At last Saturday’s meet, only the men traveled to Cookeville, Tennessee where they struck gold at the Golden Eagle Invitational. Ohio State finished with a combined 1:43:43.40, edging second-place Tennessee Tech by just over 36 seconds. Senior Luke Landis led the Buckeyes with a second-place finish, clocking in at 20:24.70. Just behind Landis was Alex Lomong, who finished third with a time of 20:28.10. Juniors Paul Bete (20:36.80) and Aaron Wood (20:42.60) crossed the line in fifth and sixth place respectively. Freshman Eric Halford rounds out the top 10, finishing with 21:31.20.