COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s and women’s cross country programs spent last week free of competition and preparing for the Commodore Classic. The meet is hosted by Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. The men are scheduled to run an 8k Saturday Sept. 14 at 9:30 a.m. ET and the women will run a 6k at 10:15 a.m. ET.
The Commodore Classic is set to be an elite competition as four programs are ranked in the national coaches’ preseason poll, including the Buckeyes, who rank No. 26 in the nation.
Team in Attendance
Women – Auburn, Belmont, Georgia, High Point, Indiana, Kennesaw State, Lipscomb, Louisville, Mississippi State, Missouri, Middle Tennessee, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Santa Clara, Southern Miss, Tennessee Tech, UAB, Vanderbilt, Western Kentucky and Xavier.
A Look Back
The women’s cross country program opened its 2019 campaign in Oxford, Ohio Friday, Aug. 30 at the Miami Opener. Going into the competition the women were preseason-ranked No. 26 in the nation and fifth in the Great Lakes Region, according the USTFCCCA Coaches’ Poll.
The women ended competition with 19 points and took home their first title of the season. Ohio State’s winning performance was almost perfect as they went 1-2-3-4 finish from Abby Nichols, Lainey Studebaker, Allie Guagenti and Kalee Soehnlen. Devon Leahy finished ninth overall.