November 15, 2019

Buckeyes Finish Season with Ninth Place at NCAA Regional

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MADISON, Wisc. – The Ohio State men’s cross country program raced for a ninth place finish at the NCAA Division I Great Lakes Regional with 326 points in a field of 29 teams. The meet was hosted on Friday afternoon at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course in Madison, Wisconsin.

Purdue won the meet with 79 points and Notre Dame followed with 85 points securing automatic spots at the NCAA nationals. Rounding out the top five were Michigan (86 points), Indiana (87 points) and Wisconsin (96 points).

Leading the Buckeyes was Tevin Brown, who raced to the finish line with a time career best 10,000m time of 31:21.8 to take 38th overall in a field of 200 runners. Freshman Gio Copploe crossed the threshold next with a time of 31:54.6 in his first career 10k race. Fifth-year senior Luke Landis was the third Buckeye to finish, crossing the line with a career best time of 32:06.5. Rounding out the scoring efforts for the men was freshman Zach Shultz (32:18.8) and sophomore Mikey Zedan. (32:20.5/PR).

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Top 5 finishes

Tevin Brown –  31:21.8

Giovanni Copploe – 31:54.7

Luke Landis – 32:06.5 (PR)

Zach Shultz – 32:18.8

Michael Zedan –  32:20.5 (PR)