Senior Jackson Neff leads Ohio State with 37th-place finish
Jackson Neff leads Buckeyes with 48th-place finish
Buckeyes travel to Iowa City, Iowa, for annual conference showdown
Junior Curtis Hanle is top finisher for the Buckeyes
Freshman Nick Elswick is the top OSU finisher for third meet in a row
Photos by Walt Middleton/Walt Middleton Photography
5k - 15:12.20
8k - 24:43
10k - 31:33
2014 (Junior) Earned a 61st-place finish with an 8k time of 25:04.5 at the Big Ten championships ... placed 107th at 8k Pre-Nationals with time of 25:30.8 ... finished 40th at the Greater Louisville Classic in a season-best 8k time of 24:51.34 ... competed at the Roy Griak Invitational ... placed 29th overall at the 8k Bluegrass Invitational in a time of 25:05.13.
2013 (Sophomore) Represented Ohio State at the NCAA Great Lakes regional (10k PR of 31:51) and Big Ten championships, finishing 57th and 40th, respectively ... placed seventh overall at the Big Ten Preview ... 22nd at the season-opening Flyer 5k Challenge ... also ran for the Buckeyes at the Notre Dame Invitational and Pre-Nationals.
2012 (Freshman) Finished 14th at the 8k Spartan Invitational and 15th at the Meijer 5k Challenge ... ran a personal-best 8k time at the Big Ten championships (24:43), finishing 42nd overall... also represented the Buckeyes at the Notre Dame Invitational, Wisconsin adidas Invitational and NCAA Great Lakes Regional.
2011 (Redshirt) Did not compete for the Buckeyes ... took home runner-up honors as an individual competitor at the 8k Wilmington Fall Classic (25:05.21) ... also finished fifth as an unattached runner at the Eastern Michigan Fall Classic in a 5k time of 15:26.80.
Louisville High School Three-time OHSAA state cross country participant; took fourth place in 2010 ... placed 27th at the 2010 Nike Cross Country Nationals ... finished fifth in the 3200m at the OHSAA state championships in 2011 and 12th in 2010 ... ninth in the 3200m at the 2011 Midwest Meet of Champions.
Mandel Takes 46th at Great Lakes Regional