Elite Competition Awaits Ohio State in Madison

Go Buckeyes! Tammy Berger
Go Buckeyes!
Tammy Berger
Go Buckeyes!

Oct. 11, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State women's cross country team heads back to action at the 6k Wisconsin adidas Invitational this Friday, Oct. 12 in Madison, Wis.

Friday's event will provide a huge challenge for the Scarlet and Gray. Second-ranked Arizona headlines a 49-team field that features 19 of the top-30 teams in the nation, including fifth-ranked Iowa State, No. 7 Stanford and No. 9 Cornell. Nine of the 12 Big Ten squads will also be in attendance.

Action from Madison is set to begin at 1:00 p.m. ET on the Zimmer Championship Course. A complete recap will be available after the race at www.OhioStateBuckeyes.com.  

Competing Teams
No. 2 Arizona
Arizona State
No. 21 Boston College
Cal Poly
Colorado State
No. 23 Columbia
No. 9 Cornell
Eastern Kentucky
No. 5 Iowa State
No. 10 Michigan State
No. 27 Minnesota
No. 19 New Mexico
North Carolina
No. 26 NC State
Northern Arizona
No. 16 Notre Dame
Ohio State
No. 14 Penn State
No. 28 Providence
No. 20 San Francisco
No. 7 Stanford
Texas A&M
No. 15 Toledo
No. 12 Vanderbilt
No. 13 Weber State
No. 29 Wisconsin
No. 30 Yale

Buckeyes Eighth in USTFCCCA Great Lakes Regional Rankings
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released its regional cross country rankings Oct. 1, with Ohio State checking-in at No. 8 in the bi-weekly poll. Michigan is the top-ranked team in the region, followed by Michigan State, Toledo, Notre Dame, Butler, Wisconsin, Indiana and the Buckeyes.



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Last Time Out
Five runners ran personal-best times for Ohio State in an 11th-place team finish at the 5k Notre Dame Invitational Sept. 28.

Competing against an aggressive 18-team field in the Blue Division race, the Buckeyes compiled a total team score 249. Florida State took the team title with 29 points, followed by host Notre Dame (111 points). Third place went to New Mexico (147).

Junior Meredith Wagner was the top Buckeye finisher on the day, placing 11th overall in a time of 16:54. In the second team position, sophomore Michelle Thomas turned in another impressive performance, crossing the finish line in 17:15 for 30th place.

Rounding out scoring for the Scarlet and Gray: freshman Lexi Aughenbaugh (64th, 17:37), sophomore Nicole Hilton (66th, 17:38) and sophomore Katie Borchers (77th, 17:44).

Up Next
The Buckeyes head to East Lansing, Mich., for the Big Ten championships Oct. 28.