October 13, 2021

Pre-Nationals in Tallahassee Up Next for the Buckeyes


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State cross country teams travel to Tallahassee, Fla., this week for the Florida State Cross Country Invite/Pre-Nationals. The event will be held at Apalachee Regional Park Friday.

Ohio State will have runners in the men’s garnet race at 8 a.m., the women’s garnet race at 8:35, the men’s open race at 9:10 a.m. and the women’s open race at 9:45 a.m. The men will race an 8K, the women a 6K, with eight Buckeyes in each of the garnet races and a select number in the open races.

Live scoring and results will be online HERE.

Buckeye This and That

  • The Buckeye women’s squad is ranked eighth in the Great Lakes Region in the most recent USTFCCCA poll, while the men are 13th in the region.
  • The Buckeyes had last weekend off and last raced Oct. 1 at Notre Dame. Akemi Von Scherr was the top finisher for the women, running a personal best 17:44.9 in the 5K. Zubin Jha placed first for the men.
  • Sophomore Addie Engel was the top finisher for the Buckeye women in the three races she has run this year, with Top 16 finishes in each. She won the season-opening Evansville Opener (to earn Big Ten Athlete of the Week honors), placed fourth in the Penn State Spiked Shoe Invitational and was 16th at the Bill Dellinger Invite at Oregon.
  • For the men, freshman Kevin Agnew finished first for Ohio State the first two races, including winning the Evansville Opener in his first collegiate race. Zubin Jha joined him as the top finisher for the Buckeyes the last time out at Notre Dame.
  • The Top 5 finishers were the same for the Buckeye women in their first three races, with Daniella Santos, Hannah Moulton, Andrea Kuhn and Akemi Von Scherr joining Engel.
  • Agnew and Jha have finished among the Buckeyes’ Top 5 each of the first three races for the men, with Mikey Zedan, Nick Regas, Zach Shultz and Gavin Copploe each placing among the team’s Top 5 twice.

Championship Season Up Next                             

  • The Big Ten Conference Championships will be held Oct. 29 in University Park., Pa.
  • NCAA Regionals follow Nov. 12 in Evansville, Ind.
  • Florida State will serve as host of the NCAA Championships Nov. 20 in Tallahassee, Fla.