Nashville, TN– The Ohio State men’s and women’s cross country teams headed to Nashville, Tennessee to compete in the 2018 edition of the Commodore Classic. The women struck gold with 105 points and the men took eighth with 190 points.
QUOTING COACH ROBINSON
On the men’s performance
“I think the men ran well considering we didn’t have one of our top runners. Paul Bete stepped up along with Luke (Landis) and Alex (Lomong) all continue to be very reliable performers. We have to get two more runners to step up and we should be on the right path.”
On the women’s performance
“The women did well and ran like a strong team once again. We are still in the building phase and we feel that we will only get stronger as the season progresses. Our top 5 ran well as a group. We are excited for our upcoming races.”
HOW IT HAPPENED – Women’s Team
• Ohio State finished with a total run time of 1:30:53.
• Junior, Lainey Studebaker led the scoring efforts with a time of 18:04.7
• Just behind Studebaker was teammate Emily Stoodley, who finished with a time of 18:07.7.
• Junior Devon Leahy (18:10.4) and Senior Sarah Kanney (18:12.6) crossed the line right after one another.
• Rounding out the scoring effort for the Buckeyes was Senior Julia Rizk with a time of 18:17.7.
HOW IT HAPPENED – Men’s Team
• Ohio State finished with a total run time of 2:11:16.
• Sophomore Paul Bete led the scoring efforts for the men with a time of 25:22.1 placing 14th.
• Luke Landis was the next Buckeye to cross the finish line with a time of 25:45.2
• Junior Alex Lomong contributed to the scoring efforts (26:23.4).
• Rounding out the scoring effort for the Buckeyes was Junior Noah Corbett (26:45.6) and Freshmen Sean O’Connell (26:56.7).
The Buckeyes will have a week off and will continue action at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational September, 29th.