Ohio State Runs at the Big Ten Championships This Sunday
Oct. 26, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s cross country team battles the Big Ten’s best at the 2012 Big Ten Cross Country Championships this Sunday, Oct. 28, in East Lansing, Mich.
Michigan State University’s Forest Akers East Golf Course will play host to the 6k event, slated for 10:45 a.m. ET. A complete recap will be posted after the race at www.OhioStateBuckeyes.com.
The Ohio State Buckeyes
Sophomore Michelle Thomas has been a steady No. 2 runner for the Buckeyes and is also entering the meet off of a personal-best run at the adidas Invitational. Senior Tori Brink, the top finisher at last season’s championship meet, brings much needed experience and leadership to the team.
Scouting the Big Ten
Defending Big Ten champion and 15th-ranked Michigan State features a pair of All-Big Ten performers in Julia Otwell and Sara Kroll, as well as four additional runners with championship experience. No. 25 Minnesota rounds out the group of ranked Big Ten teams heading into the championships. The Golden Gophers return six of their top seven runners from last year’s meet.
Cross Country on BTN
BTN will offer delayed coverage of the Big Ten Cross Country Championships at 9 a.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 4.
Recapping the 2011 Big Ten Championships
Freshman Nicole Hilton also placed in the Top 40. She finished just seconds behind Jennewine in 21:09 for 37th overall.
Buckeyes Seventh in USTFCCCA Great Lakes Regional Rankings
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Last Time Out
Wagner was the top finisher of the day for the Scarlet and Gray, completing her race in a personal-best time of 20:35 to place 62nd overall. Thomas (110th, 20:52) and Lexi Aughenbaugh (190th, 21:20) also represented OSU in the Top 200.