Buckeye Men Win All-Ohio Championship



Oct. 2, 2015

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s cross country team won its 12th All-Ohio championship overall – and first since 2009 – Friday afternoon at the Elvin R. King Cross Country Course in Cedarville, Ohio. The Buckeyes finished first out of 47 teams with a team score of 39, placing four runners in the Top 10.

Sophomore Nick Elswick led Ohio State with a third-place finish among 662 athletes in a season-best 8k time of 24:34.7. Sophomores Clayton Bowie (24:36.2) and Evan Stifel (24:47.3) set personal-best 8k times for the Scarlet and Gray, placing fourth and sixth, respectively. Sophomore Mitch Leitch (10th, 24:54.6) and senior Michael Brajdic (16th, 25:01.6) completed the scoring for the Buckeyes in their season debuts, with Leitch turning in a personal-best 8k performance in the process.

The women’s team sent a group of mostly freshmen to Cedarville, earning a fourth-place finish out of 47 teams with a team score of 179. The top four scorers for the Buckeyes were freshmen, led by Emily Stoodley‘s seventh-place finish out of 592 athletes in a 6k time of 21:46.2.

Ohio State’s top runners on the women’s side compete tomorrow morning at the Greater Louisville Classic in Louisville, Ky. Race time is set for 10:15 a.m. ET.

Men’s Team Standings (Top 5)
1. Ohio State – 32
2. Akron – 62
3. Miami (Ohio) – 82
4. Youngstown State – 108
5. Ohio U – 119

Women’s Team Standings (Top 5)
1. Ohio U – 62
2. Miami (Ohio) – 69
3. Dayton – 154
4. Ohio State – 179
5. Ashland – 243

Ohio State Results
Men’s Scorers
3.    Nick Elswick, 24:34.7
4.    Clayton Bowie, 24:36.2
6.    Evan Stifel, 24:47.3
10.    Mitch Leitch, 24:54.6
16.    Michael Brajdic, 25:01.6

Women’s Scorers
7.    Emily Stoodley, 21:46.2
15.    Claire Wiles, 22:16.0
32.    Jessica Passwater, 22:33.1
50.    Kelsey Sandlin, 22:47.1
89.    Jill Kanney, 23:20.4

Up Next
On Oct. 16, the women’s team travels to Madison, Wis., for the adidas Invitational. The following day, Oct. 17, the men compete at the annual Pre-Nationals Invitational in Louisville, Ky.