October 15, 2021

Successful Day for Buckeyes at FSU Invite/Pre-Nationals

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Women’s Garnet Race Results | Men’s Garnet Race Results

COLUMBUS, Ohio –The Ohio State men’s and women’s cross country teams were in Tallahassee, Fla., for the FSU Invite/Pre-Nationals Friday morning. The women ran a 6K, while the men’s race was an 8K.

Addie Engel again paced the Buckeye women, finishing 11th with a time of 20:11.0, besting her previous mark by nearly 17 seconds. She has placed in the Top 16 in all four of her races this season.

Hannah Moulton was second for Oho State, just 1.2 seconds off her personal best and Akemi Von Scherr was third for the Buckeyes with a career best time. Daniella Santos and Andrea Kuhn rounded out the Buckeyes’ Top 5 and Erica Francesconi was sixth for the Buckeyes running her career best. As a team, the Buckeyes finished 14th of 33 squads.

Zubin Jha led the Buckeye men for the second straight race, running a personal-best 24:20.1. The next five Buckeyes also ran career best times – Jake Wickert, Kevin Agnew, Ivan Slyepkan, Mikey Zedan and Nick Regas.

Quoting head coach Khadevis Robinson

“Both the girls and guys ran well. We were able to move forward and get some momentum moving into the Big Ten Conference championships. Addie and Zubin did a great job leading our teams. It’s definitely a positive step in the right direction and sets us up well for conference.”

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.