Buckeye Women Capture Flyer 5k Title

Sept. 5, 2015


Ohio State cross country opened its 2015 season Saturday morning at the Dayton Flyer 5k Challenge in Kettering, Ohio.

Placing seven runners in the Top 10, the Buckeye women won the event for the fourth year in a row with a team score of 25. Senior Minori Minagawa led the Buckeyes with a third-place finish in a time of 18:30.5, followed by freshman Lilly Saniel-Banrey (fourth, 18:40.1), senior Andrea McArdle (fifth, 18:43.0), freshman Emily Stoodley (sixth, 18:47.0) and senior Sakiko Minagawa (seventh, 18:51.4).

"We did a nice job running as a team today," women's coach Sara Vergote said. "I was especially happy with the way our new freshmen women inserted themselves seamlessly into the mix. Overall, it was a solid start to the season."

Freshman Clayton Bowie won the individual title on the men’s side in a course-record time of 15:34.0 as the Buckeyes tied for second overall with a score of 43. Three Buckeyes joined Bowie in the Top 10: freshman Luke Landis (fifth, 15:49.1), junior Patrick Kunkel (sixth, 15:52.5) and freshman Nick Jarrell (10th, 16:03.8). Senior Steven Weaver completed the scoring with a 21st-place finish in a time of 16:22.4.

Women’s Team Standings
1. Ohio State – 25
2. Ohio U – 52
3. Dayton – 82
4. Miami (Ohio) – 97

Men’s Team Standings
1. Ohio U – 40
2. Ohio State – 43
2. Dayton – 43
4. Miami (Ohio) – 99

Ohio State Results
Women’s Scorers
3.    Minori Minagawa, 18:30.5
4.    Lilly Saniel-Banrey, 18:40.1
5.    Andrea McArdle, 18:43.0
6.    Emily Stoodley, 18:47.0
7.    Sakiko Minagawa, 18:51.4

Men’s Scorers
1.    Clayton Bowie, 15:34.0
5.    Luke Landis, 15:49.1
6.    Patrick Kunkel, 15:52.5
10.    Nick Jarrell, 16:03.8
21.    Steven Weaver, 16:22.4

Up Next
Ohio State has a week off before traveling to Nashville, Tenn., for the Commodore Classic Sept. 19.