Allie Guagenti


Player profile

  • Hometown Powell, Ohio
  • Last School Olentangy Orange
  • Year Senior
  • Major Art Education

Personal Records: 6k (XC) – 20:40.0 | 800 – 2:13.17 | Mile – 4:36.71 | 3000 – 9:17.43 | 3000S – 10:11.86

Ohio State Career

  • All-American in the mile at 2021 NCAA Indoor Championships
  • All-Big Ten in cross country in 2021
  • School record holder in the indoor 3000m and 3000m steeplechase
  • Three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten in 2021 and ’22; recognized for posting a 4.0 grade-point average in 2022
  • Fall Academic All-Big Ten honoree in 2021
  • Competed at the 2019 Big Ten cross country championships and the 2019 NCAA cross country championships, where Ohio State had its highest team finish at No. 23.


  • Cross Country
    • Started Penn State and Oregon races but did not finish
    • Earned Fall Academic All-Big Ten honors
  • An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar


  • Cross Country
    • Finished fifth at Big Ten championships to earn All-Big Ten accolades (20:40.0)
    • Ohio State placed fifth for the highest finish in program history
  • Indoor
    • First Team All-American in the mile after finishing fifth at the NCAA Championships with a career-best 4:36.71
    • All-Big Ten
    • Set school record with 9:17.43 in the 3000 at conference meet, placing third
    • Finished fifth at Big Ten championships in the mile (4:46.02)
  • Outdoor
    • Injured early in outdoor season
    • Posted school record time of 10:11.86 in the 3000m steeplechase at the Big Ten Invite in April
  • An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection


  • Cross Country
    • Was Ohio State’s No. 3 finisher at both the Big Ten (48th) and NCAA (168th) championship meets
    • No. 4 finisher at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, where Ohio State placed fourth
  • Indoor
    • Ran the mile at the Big Ten championships, placing 22nd (5:06.67)
  • Named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

Prior to Ohio State

  • Lettered all four years in cross country and track
  • 2015-16 OCC cross country champion and district runner-up
  • Placed seventh at state cross country championships
  • 2016 regional runner-up and state runner-up
  • OCC Champion in the 1600m, 800m and 4x400m relay in 2016 and 2017
  • Lettered three years in swimming and diving


  • Daughter of Jen Sarnovsky, who was a swimmer at Columbia, and Joe Gaugenti
  • Oldest of five; brother Joey plays football at Dayton, along with Joey, Maggie, Ethan and Izzie
  • Art education major and plans to teach art at the elementary level and coach cross country and track at the middle school or high school level
  • Enjoys creating and making art, as well as working at Fleet Feet and in the running community