LINCOLN, Neb. – The Ohio State Cross Country teams took a trip to the Corn Husker state of Nebraska where they competed in the 2018 edition of the Big Ten Championships. The women placed 8th while the men finished 11th.
How it Happened – Top 5 Women
• Senior Emily Stoodley was the top finisher for the Buckeyes again for the third week. Stoodley finished 25th with a new career best 6k time of 20:47.1.
• Fellow senior Julia Rizk was the second runner wearing scarlet and gray to cross the finish line with a time of 21:02.6.
• Rounding out the scoring efforts for the Buckeyes was senior Sarah Kanney (21:41.8/56th), sophomore Kalee Soehnlen (21:51.5/60th) and junior Lainey Studebaker (22:03.7/70th)
How it Happened – Top 5 Men
• Junior runner, Alex Lomong, was the first to cross the threshold for the men. Lomong registered a 74th finish with a finishing 8k time of 25:24.4.
• Peter Hayden, a sophomore, was the next Buckeye to earn points for the team. Hayden finished with a career best 8k time of 25:25.3 placing 76th.
• Freshmen Mikey Zedan finished five spots behind Hayden taking 81st. Zedan was able to cross the finish line with a new career best 8k time of 25:33.9.
• Rounding out the scoring efforts for the men was Sophomore Noah Corbett (25:43.0/87th) and senior Luke Landis (25:44.4/88th).
On November 9th, both teams will travel to Terre Haute, Ind. for the 2018 NCAA Cross Country Regionals.