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Sept. 18, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State cross country team competed in the Lou Onesty Invitational in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday. Both men’s and women’s squads posted strong performances with the men finishing second and the women placing sixth. Virginia claimed the women’s event, with William and Mary winning the men’s side.

The Buckeyes were led by Brian Olinger (Jr., Fresno, Ohio) who placed second in the men’s 8k run with a time of 24:44.7. John Ealy (Fr., Reynoldsburg, Ohio) posted a solid performance with a time of 25:28.60 for sixth place.

The women were paced by Melanie Price (So., Cincinnati, Ohio), who placed 17th in the 5k run with a time of 19:20.70.

The Buckeyes return to action next Saturday at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn.

Men’s Results
1. William and Mary
2. Ohio State University
3. University ofVirginia
4. Virginia Tech
5. Liberty University
6. Virginia Commonwealth
7. University of Richmond
8. Concord
9. Norfolk State University
10. East Tennessee State
11. Longwood University
12. Hampton University

Women’s Results
1. University ofVirginia
2. Virginia Tech
3. University of Richmond
4. Liberty University
5. William and Mary B
6. Ohio State University