Sept. 3, 2016
Cincinnati, Ohio — The Ohio State women’s cross country won the 35th Annual Queen City Invite 6K team title with a perfect score of 15 points. Cincinnati was the closest opposition with 64 points.
“I thought the women did a great job executing the race plan and working together through the first half of the race,” assistant coach Sara Vergote said. “Emily (Stoodley), Christine (Frederick) and Lilly (Saniel-Banrey) all had great summers of training and are way ahead of where they were at this time last year.
“Both Lainey and Sarah have had an immediate impact at practice and that showed today in the race,” Vergote noted.
Stoodley (21:04.8) took silver while Frederick captured bronze with a time of 21:29.8. Sophomore Saniel-Banrey narrowly missed a personal best with a readout of 21:44.3 for fifth place.
Jessica Passwater finished with a personal best of 21:46.9 for seventh, while transfer Rachel Lehnart captured 10th place with a personal record of 22:03.3. Brittany Atkinson took 11th with a time of 22:19.1.
“We know we have a lot of work left to do, but as a whole, this is the starting point we were hoping for,” Vergote mentioned.
The squad will head to the Commodore Classic on Sept. 17 in Nashville, Tenn.