Sep 3, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State men’s cross country sophomore Jordan Redd has been named the Big Ten Runner of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.  

Redd recorded his first collegiate victory Saturday at the Flyer 5k Challenge, which is hosted in Kettering by the University of Dayton. The Fairborn, Ohio, native led the 72-man field, crossing the finish line in a time of 15:37.9.

Ohio State won the team title as well with a score of 30 points, 12 better than second place IUPUI. The Buckeyes return to action Sept. 13 at the Big Ten Preview in West Lafayette, Ind.

The weekly honor is the first of Redd’s career and the first for Ohio State since Jake Edwards took home the award in September of 2011.