Sept. 30, 2016



Cedarville, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the All-Ohio Championships Friday afternoon. The men won their 13th All-Ohio Championship title, and the women finished fourth overall.

The Ohio State women’s team trotted out their non-varsity squad at the Elvin R. King Cross Country Course.

The underclassmen duo of Devon Leahy and Brittany Atkinson both ran their way to top-10 finishes propelling Ohio State to a team finish of fourth place with 112 points.

“Devon (Leahy) and Brittany (Atkinson) both did a really nice job today,” assistant coach Sara Vergote said. “I expect both of these women to be on our Big Ten squad at the end of the year, and they ran a very composed race today.”

Miami swept both titles, winning as a team (59 points) and individually (Maria Scavuzzo).

Leahy and Atkinson ran together with each other for the first two and a half miles of the race before separating a bit. Leahy was the fourth runner in a field of 296 athletes to finish with a personal best 6K time of 21:45.9.

Atkinson settled in well in the rainy, soggy conditions and cruised to an eighth-place showing with a time of 22:00.5. Claire Wiles was the third Buckeye of the day to finish; she placed 19th with a time of 22:27.1.

Kaitlyn Willette (22:33.9/24th place) and Kelsey Sandlin (23:12.6/60th place) were the fourth and fifth members of the Scarlet and Gray to finish the day.

The Buckeyes will next compete in two weeks at Pre Nationals in Terre Haute, Ind.