Buckeyes Run for the National Championship Monday
Nov. 19, 2011
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The 2011 national championship will be decided Monday, Nov. 21, when the top 31 teams in the country run for the title at the 2011 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind.
Among the teams in attendance will be the Ohio State Buckeyes, making their first appearance at the national championships since 2009. Led by 16th-year head coach Robert Gary, the Scarlet and Gray finished fifth at the Big Ten championships and fourth at the Great Lakes regional to earn an at-large bid to Terre Haute.
Indiana State University will host the 10k title run Monday at the Lavern Gibson Championship Course located at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center; race time is set for approximately 12:08 p.m. ET. A complete recap will be available after the race at www.OhioStateBuckeyes.com.
The Ohio State Buckeyes
Taylor Williams has been a solid No. 2 runner for the Scarlet and Gray and brings a wealth of experience to the table. A top-15 finisher and all-Great Lakes regional selection in 2009, Williams posted a PR and 21st-place time of 24:24 at the Big Ten championships and took 33rd at the regional meet last weekend.
Adam Green is the top 10k runner for the Buckeyes – he placed 14th in 30:44.4 at last Saturday’s regional championship.
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Green had the best day for the Buckeyes, finishing 19th out of 211 competitors in a 10K time of 30:44.4. Roys (30:48.6) finished 21st overall followed by junior Chris Fallon (22nd, 30:51.5). Julian Meyer and Williams rounded out the scoring for the Buckeyes with 31st and 33rd place finishes, respectively.