August 30, 2019

Buckeyes Take Second at Miami Opener

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OXFORD, Ohio – The men’s cross country teams opened its 2019 campaign at the Miami Opener, hosted by Miami University. The Buckeyes totaled 56 points, good for a runner-up finish. The women’s squad, meanwhile, ended the race with just 19 points to take home the title.

Ohio State’s top performance came from senior Luke Landis, who finished fourth overall (25:56.5).

Women’s ResultsMen’s Results

Top Five Finishes

Men
4th – Luke Landis (25:56.5)
12th – Alex Lomong (26:16.2)
14th – Peter Hayden (26:22.0)
16th – Jake Wickert (26:23.7)
18th – Zach Shultz (26:25.7)

Women
1st – Abby Nichols (21:18.8)
2nd – Lainey Studebaker (21:19.0)
3rd – Allie Guagenti (21:48.4)
4th – Kalee Soehnlen (21:48.4)
9th – Devon Leahy (22:01.8)

Quoting Head Coach Khadevis Robinson
“Men had a solid first race that was led by seniors Luke Landis and Alex Lomong. Those two really stepped up for us along with a good group of freshmen. I thought they all proved that we’ll have a promising season. They did exactly what we were looking for and we didn’t even have the top five that we thought we would have finish. If the one’s that we thought would be there were, then we will be solid and this is already a better start to the season compared to last year.”

“The women obviously ran very well and won the competition. Julia Rizk is still coming back from all the running she’s done this past year at both indoor and outdoor nationals and was running one of the fastest time in the nation. The top five that we did have finish were amazing and ran as a team, which is exactly what we want. The women are going to have a fantastic season this year but we have to keep working, this is only meet one.”

Up Next
Both teams will travel to Nashvill, TN to compete in the Commodore Classic hosted by Vanderbilt in two weeks. (Sept. 14)

 

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