Men Finish Second, Women Sixth at Vanderbilt

Sept. 19, 2015



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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State cross country ran at the Vanderbilt Commodore Classic Saturday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The Buckeye men earned a runner-up finish among 20 teams, while the women placed sixth out of 21 squads.

Placing three runners in the Top 10, the men totaled a team score of 68 at their first 8k event of the season. Sophomore Nick Elswick led the Buckeyes with a fourth-place finish in a time of 24:47.8, followed by sophomores Clayton Bowie (seventh, 24:59.3) and Evan Stifel (eighth, 24:59.7). Freshman Luke Landis (22nd, 25:23.9) and junior Patrick Kunkel (27th, 25:30.8) completed the scoring for the men of the Scarlet and Gray.

Senior Sakiko Minagawa was the top finisher on the women’s side with a 16th-place time of 17:30.0 as the Buckeyes totaled a team score of 161. Freshman Lilly Saniel-Banrey continued her strong start to the season with a 33rd-place time of 17:49.1. Three seniors completed the scoring for Ohio State: Minori Minagawa (37th, 17:50.3), Helen Willman (48th, 18:01.7) and Andrea McArdle (57th, 18:08.8).

Men’s Team Standings (Top 5)
1. Louisville – 53
2. Ohio State – 68
3. Middle Tennessee – 111
4. Georgia Tech – 129
5. Lipscomb – 133

Women’s Team Standings (Top 6)
1. Michigan – 39
2. Vanderbilt – 92
3. Mississippi State – 95
4. Lipscomb – 97
5. Ole Miss – 115
6. Ohio State – 161

Ohio State Results
Men’s Scorers
4.    Nick Elswick, 24:47.8
7.    Clayton Bowie, 24:59.3
8.    Evan Stifel, 24:59.7
22.    Luke Landis, 25:23.9
27.    Patrick Kunkel, 25:30.8

Women’s Scorers
16.    Sakiko Minagawa, 17:30.0
33.    Lilly Saniel-Banrey, 17:49.1
37.    Minori Minagawa, 17:50.3
48.    Helen Willman, 18:01.7
57.    Andrea McArdle, 18:08.8

Up Next
On Oct. 2, the men’s team travels to Cedarville, Ohio, for the All-Ohio championships. The following day, Oct. 3, the women compete at the Greater Louisville Classic in Louisville, Ky.