October 12, 2018

Buckeyes head up north to take on the Pre-Nationals in Madison, Wisconsin

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Columbus, Ohio – Both the men’s and women’s 2018 cross country teams will be back in action this weekend. Pre-Nationals is set to start on Saturday, October 13, at the Zimmer Championship Course in Madison Wisconsin. The women will run the 6k Cardinal Race at 11:00 a.m. ET, and the men will run the 8k White Race starting at 1:15 p.m. ET.

Meet information

The Course
The 2018 Wisconsin Pre-Nationals serves as a pre-cursor for the national championships. This year’s Pre-Nationals will consist of two evenly-seeded races per gender, the “Cardinal” and “White” races. Both the women’s and men’s races will consist of 35 teams. All races will be held on the beautiful Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course, which opened in 2009 and is located adjacent to University Ridge Golf Course in Madison.

Quote from Coach Khadevis
Coach Vergote and I expect a solid performance from both our men and women’s programs. Our women have been running well and we feel like we are coming around to peak shape at exact the right time. Our men will really have to lean on each other and run as a team in order to continue to build toward Conference.

A Look Back
Both men’s and women’s teams are comping off stellar performances in the 41st annual Loyola Lakefront Invitational on September 29. The women had eight runners finish with career-best times and the men had seven runners with career-bests. The women placed third with a team score of 85 points and the men finished ninth with 248 points.