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Oct. 11, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio– The men’s cross country team won the All-Ohio Invitational Friday at the Methodist Theological School in Delaware, Ohio, while the women’s team finished ninth. Several of the state’s colleges and universities participated in the meet.

The victory on the 8-kilometer course by the men was their first meet victory since winning the Akron Invitational, Sept. 7. In the race that combined all divisions and featured 39 teams, the men took the third through seventh individual spots. When breaking the scoring down by divisions, the men took places one through five in the Division I race. Leading the way for the Buckeyes was Dan Glaz (So., Palos Hills, Ill./A.A. Stagg) who finished the race in a time of 25:41.9, the third best time of the day.

The men also received strong performances from Jon White (Sr., Sylvania, Ohio/Sylvania Northview), Matt Penza (So., Girard, Ohio/Girard), Aaron Fisher (So. Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central) and Sjaan Gerth (Jr., Belgrave, Ontario, Canada). The Buckeyes Top 5 runners finished within five seconds of one another.

On the women’s side the Buckeyes finished ninth out of 39 teams on a 5K course. Leading the Buckeyes once again was Chelsea Poling (Fr., Toledo, Ohio/Sienna Southview). Poling finished the race in a time of 19:17.4 placing 23rd overall.

The Ohio State men’s and women’s cross country teams will return to action Oct. 19 at the Pre-National Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind., site of 2002 NCAA Championships.

Men’s Individual Results Pl. Name Time 3. Dan Glaz 25:41.8 4. Jon White 25:42.8 5. Matt Penza 25:43.2 6. Aaron Fisher 25:46.7 7. Sjann Gerth 25:46.9 63. Rob Myers 27:44.0 66. Derrick Butler 27:47.9

Men’s Team Results (Top 10)
1. Ohio State, 25; 2. Kent State, 75; 3. Cincinnati 137; 4. Youngstown State, 150; 5. Toledo, 203; 6. Ohio, 252; 7. Mount Union, 262; 8. Malone, 285; 9. Ashland, 338; 10. Kenyon, 341. 39 teams total.

Women’s Results Pl. Name Time 23. Chelsea Poling 19:17.4 36. Jennifer Ordway 19:46.7 44. Robyn Detty 19:54.8 82. Racheal Miller 20:21.2 100. Sarah Cass 20:34.9 130. Tamecia Brown 20:58.0 185. Annette Bryan 22:00.3

Women’s Team Results (Top 10)
1. Toledo, 46; 2. Kent State, 76; 3. Miami (Ohio), 84; 4. Akron, 162; 5. Cedarville, 171; 6. Baldwin-Wallace, 231; 7. Bowling Green, 254; 8. Cincinnati, 260; 9. Ohio State, 285; 10. Dayton, 285; 39 teams total.