All hail the champ of Ohio

Natalie Zidd leading the rest of the runners in cross-country.


Natalie Zidd leading the rest of the runners in cross-country.

By Haley Gaines, Sports Writer

The men and women’s cross-country team will travel to Cedarville, OH on Friday, Oct. to take place in the All-Ohio Championships.

The men will look for a strong race from junior Kyle Cochran, who won the Tommy Evan’s Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 4 and placed 15th in Bluegrass Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 13 with a time of 24:42.03.

In the last meet, the men’s team placed in sixth place out of ten teams, while the women came in eighth place out of nine teams that they ran against. As always, the teams look to improve every time they have the chance to compete and will try to have something to build on before the MAC championships later on in the fall.

In the men’s 8K at the All-Ohio Cross Country Championships, William Jones, from Franciscan, set the record in 2012 with a time of 24:24.14.

Lizzie Gleason from Dayton holds the record in the women’s 5K with a time of 17:52.03 which she ran in 2012, and Delainey Phelps, from Ashland University, broke the record in the 6K last year when she completed the race in 22:04.72. Maria Moore, now a senior at Akron, sits in the all-time fourth place spot in the 5K due to the 18:07.43 in 2012.