Buckeyes travel to Iowa City, Iowa, for annual conference showdown
Senior finishes 118th overall
Roys automatically qualifies based on NCAA regional finish
Behind 11th-place finish by Donald Roys, Ohio State earns 269 points
Ohio State in search of a top-2 finish and NCAA championship berth
2012 All-Great Lakes regional performer
2012 Second Team All-Big Ten selection
2012 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award
Member of the 2013 Buckeye Power Club
2013 Academic All-Big Ten selection
2013 Ohio State Scholar Athlete
5k - 15:15
8k - 24:02
10k - 30:48.6
2012 (Senior) Competed as an individual at the NCAA championships, finishing 118th overall ... All-Great Lakes regional selection by virtue of an 11th-place finish at the regional meet... earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors and the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award after taking 12th place at the conference championships ... ran an 8k PR of 24:02 at the adidas Invitational, placing 53rd overall ... fifth place at the Spartan Invitational and 25th at the Notre Dame Invitational.
2011 (Junior) Finished 95th at the 10k NCAA championships in a time of 30:59 ... turned in top-25 finishes for the Buckeyes at both the 8k Big Ten championships (19th, PR of 24:21) and 10k Great Lakes regional (21st, PR of 30:48.6) ... runner-up at the 6.4k Mountaineer Open (19:35.3) ... 24th at the Notre Dame Invitational and 54th at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational.
2010 (Sophomore) Top Buckeye performer at Pre-Nationals, where he posted an 8k PR of 24:21.4 ... opened the season with a sixth-place finish at the Mountaineer Open (6.4k, 20:02.91) ... 34th at the Great Lakes championships (10k PR of 31:16.5) and 40th at the Big Ten championships (8k, 24:45) ... 44th at the 8k adidas Invitational in 24:24.
2009 (Freshman) Placed ninth at the Mountaineer Open, the first collegiate meet of his career (6.4k/20:17.49) ... finished third at the 5k Eastern Michigan Fall Classic in a 5k time of 15:15 ... 8th at the All-Ohio championships (8k/26:44.3) ... 37th at the 8.4k Big Ten championships (26:33.9) and 133rd at the 10k NCAA championships (31:29).
Medina High School 2007-2008 Ohio Gatorade Athlete of the Year and Ohio state cross country champion after helping Medina to the 2007 state title ... placed third at the 2008 Nike Outdoor Nationals in the 2000m steeplechase ... individual state champion in cross country in 2007 (15:21.83) ... placed in the top 15 at the state finals all four years of high school ... second in the 3200m at the 2009 OHSAA Track and Field Championships.
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