Athletes distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior
Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics
Buckeyes end season in Madison
Buckeyes ready to run in Madison
Buckeyes place three runners in the Top 40
Photos by Ting Shen/Walt Middleton Photography
2015 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award
2016 First Team All-Big Ten
2016 Great Lakes All-Region team
2017 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
Two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection (2016, 2017)
Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete (2016, 2017)
5k – 15:03.6
8k – 24:07.9
10k – 31:29.5
Was the top-Buckeye finisher at all five races he competed in in 2016 … named member of Great Lakes All-Region team for his eighth-place finish with a 10k readout of 30:29.8 … named to the First Team All-Big Ten with a seventh place finish at the Big Ten Championships (8k -24:51.8) … finished second at the All-Ohio Championships to help Buckeyes claim team title … placed 10th at the Commodore Classic 8k with a readout of 24:52.1 … earned a 23rd-place finish at Pre Nationals with an 8k time of 24:26.0.
Top Buckeye at the Great Lakes regional, finishing 30th in a personal-best 10k time of 31:29.5 ... led Ohio State at the Big Ten championships with a 24th-place finish in his conference debut (24:08.8) ... top runner for the Buckeyes at Pre-Nationals, crossing the line in an 8k PR and 69th-place time of 24:07.9 ... sixth place at the All-Ohio championships and eighth in his Ohio State debut at the Commodore Classic ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.
Finished 44th overall at the 2015 NCAA South Regional … 24th at the 2015 Ohio Valley Championship … sixth at the Belmont Opener … 12th at the Commodore Classic … 22nd at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree ... 30th at the Greater Louisville Classic … also competed at the Alabama Crimson Classic.
St. Xavier High School
Fifth place in the 3200-meter run at the 2014 OHSAA DI State Championships … 16th in the 5000-meter run at the 2014 New Balance Outdoor Nationals ... 27th at the 2013 Nike Cross Country Nationals after winning the 2013 Nike Midwest Regional; also competed at both meets as a junior in 2012 … fifth place at the 2013 OHSAA DI State Cross Country Championship and 32nd in 2012, helping St. X to back-to-back state titles … 11th in the 3200-meter run at the 2013 OATCCC DI State Indoor Championships.
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