Madison, Wis. – Both Ohio State cross country teams competed in the 2018 Pre-Nationals hosted by the University of Wisconsin. The women ran a 6k and earned 13th with 389 points while the man ran an 8k earning 31st with 814 points.
How it Happened – Women
• Leading the scoring efforts for the women was senior Emily Stoodley. Stoodley placed 45th with a career best 6k time of 21:09.3.
• Second Buckeye to score was fellow senior Julia Rizk who finished 78th with a career best 6k time as well (21:30.5).
• Kalee Soehnlen, a most recent top finisher for the Bucks, took 80th with a finishing time of 21:32.7.
•Rounding out the scoring efforts for the Buckeyes was junior Lainey Studebaker (21:44.1/ 98th) and Freshmen Gabby Dilick (22:32.4 (PR)/ 172nd).
How it Happened – Men
• Senior Luke Landis and sophomore Paul Bete were the first Buckeyes to cross the finish line again this week. Landis finishing with a time of 25:04.4 placing 97th and Bete clocking in at 25:22.8 earning 135th.
•Freshmen Mikey Zedan crossed the threshold with a time of 26:01.2 to earn 178th while teammate Noah Corbett took 190th with a time of 26:15.0.
• Rounding out the scoring efforts for the men was Nick Regas (214th/26:47.6) and Steve Bauers (217th/26:51.3).
Up Next for the Buckeyes
On Oct. 28th, both teams will head to Lincoln, Neb to compete in the 2018 Cross Country Big Ten Championships.