October 15, 2022

Strong Day for Buckeyes at Arturo Barrios Invitational



COLUMBUS, Ohio – At the Arturo Barrios Invitational hosted by Texas A&M Saturday in Bryan-College Station, Texas, the No. 24-ranked Ohio State women’s cross country team placed first, while the men’s team finished second. The women’s first five finishers all placed in the Top 14 and the men had their first five place among the Top 38.

Quoting Head Coach Sara Mason Vergote

“The men had a great day and the pieces are starting to come together. They followed the plan perfectly and I think this gives us the confidence we need going into Big Tens at the end of the month.

“The women continue to show up every race ready to battle. We ran well across the board, but I was especially impressed with Daniella and Morgan today. The women’s team energy is the best it’s been since I’ve been here so we are excited to head into championship season.”

Buckeyes at the Arturo Barrios Invitational

For the women in their 6K, Addie Engel, Daniella Santos and Andrea Kuhn placed second, third and ninth, respectively. The trio has been in the Top 10 each of the four races they have run this year. Freshman Morgan Schmitt was 10th and Akemi Von Scherr rounded out the Ohio State counters in 14th. Nine of the 11 Buckeyes who raced Saturday set an Ohio State personal best for the 6K. Ohio State had 38 team points, ahead of second-place Lipscomb (87).

Nathaniel Tamminga placed 11th to lead the Ohio State men in the 8K. Giovanni Copploe, Sean Carney, Zubin Jha and Kaleb Martin all finished in the Top 38 to put the Buckeyes in second as a team with 136 points. Host Texas A&M was first with 71 points. In all, 11 of the 12 men ran their Ohio State career best.

Postseason Ahead

Michigan will host the Big Ten Championships Oct. 28 in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Terre Haute, Ind., will be the site of the 2022 NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships Nov. 11 and the NCAA Championships will be held in Stillwater, Okla., Nov. 19.

Arturo Barrios Invite
Oct. 15, 2022
Bryan-College Station, Texas
*indicates Ohio State PR

Women’s 6K
2. Addie Engel (20:02.3)
3. Daniella Santos (20:17.8)*
9. Andrea Kuhn (20:41.4)*
10. Morgan Schmitt (20:43.6)*
14. Akemi Von Scherr (20:57.1)*

32. Annie Allen (21:26.6)*
38. Audrey DeSantis (21:38.2)*
57. Gia Napolean (21:55.3)*
84. Emma Bucher (22:20.8)
113. Sydney Paul (22:37.2)*
139. Ava Tenaglia (22:59.3)*
— Samantha Coleman (DNF)

Men’s 8K
11. Nathaniel Tamminga (24:06.1)*
23. Giovanni Copploe (24:17.6)*
33. Sean Carney (24:32.9)*
35. Zubin Jha (24:37.5)*
38. Kaleb Martin (24:39.7)*

56. Zach Shultz (24:51.1)*
68. Ivan Slyepkan (24:59.1)
73. Colby Adams (25:03.9)*
84. Jack Good (25:10.9)*
95. Keegan Souhan (25:15.2)*
110. John Cuozzo (25:25.7)*
161. Keegan Freyhof (25:53.2)*