October 1, 2021

Ohio State Runs at Notre Dame

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Results

COLUMBUS, Ohio –The Ohio State men’s and women’s cross country programs raced in Notre Dame, Ind., Friday, taking part in the Joe Piane Invitational hosted by the Fighting Irish.

The men were sixth in the 5-mile Gold race. Zubin Jha was first for the Buckeyes, placing 32nd, with Mikey Zedan (35th) and Nick Regas (38th) right behind him. Kevin Agnew and Giovanni Copploe rounded out the Top 5.

Akemi Von Scherr led the women, finishing 15th with a personal best time of 17:44.9, topping her mark from the season opener by more than 20 seconds. Emma Bucher was second for Ohio State, with Erica Francesconi, Sophia Spencer and Suzanne Stein rounding out the Top 5. Francesconi and Stein also ran personal bests. As a team the women were ninth in the Gold race.

Quoting head coach Khadevis Robinson

“Today was a good opportunity for some of our kids to get a good solid race in. We had some runners out but we felt that everyone competed well. We have work to do and we are excited to move forward.”

Up Next

The men’s and women’s squads will take next weekend off before heading to Tallahassee, Fla., for the FSU Invite/Pre-Nationals Oct. 15.

Joe Piane Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.

 Women’s Gold 5K
15 – Akemi Von Scherr (17:44.9)
40 – Emma Bucher (18:18.5)
41 – Erica Francesconi (18:19.7)
75 – Sophia Spencer (18:47.4)
91 – Suzanne Stein (18:54.4)
104 – Ellie Weber (19:02.5)
141 – Emma Hoellrich (19:49.0)
160 – Juliana Metz (21:02.1)

Women’s Open 5K
103 – Dina Gigandet (19:39.0)
109 – Gia Napoleon (19:44.7)
131 – Alexa Jankowsky (20:15.4)
136 – Kathleen Shay (20:25.9)
141 – Annie Allen (20:38.7)

Men’s Gold 5 Mile
32 – Zubin Jha (25:21.8)
35 – Mikey Zedan (25:29.8)
38 – Nick Regas (25:32.0)
47 – Kevin Agnew (25:45.7)
48 – Giovanni Copploe (25:46.4)
59 – Kaleb Martin (25:57.4)
67 – Sean Carney (26:13.4)
95 – Ivan Slyepkan (26:43.0)

Men’s Open 5 Mile
20 – Jake Wickert (25:39.0)
52 – John Cuozzo (26:26.1)
96 – Zach Plotkin (27:38.1)