Sept. 1, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s cross country squad started the 2012 season off with an impressive victory at the Flyer 5K Challenge at Indian Rifle Park in Kettering, Ohio.

The Buckeyes finished with a team score of 19 points; 19 points better than second place finisher Miami (Ohio) who had 38. Dayton finished third with 85 points followed by Cincinnati (108), Wright State (153) and Cleveland State (170).

The top three finishers, and five of the top seven, were all Buckeyes. Junior Meredith Wagner had the top time of 18:12.0 followed by sophomore Michelle Thomas (18:21.0) and freshmen Alexandra Aughenbaugh (18:23.0). Freshman Helen Willman (18:41.0) finished sixth and sophomore Nicole Hilton (18:47.0) finished seventh.  

Ohio State will take a week off prior to a Sept. 14 trip to the Spartan Invitational in East Lansing, Mich.