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Ohio Cross Country Travels To Toledo

Ohio Cross Country Travels To Toledo

ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio men's and women's cross country teams pack their bags and head north to compete in the Toledo Invitational in Toledo, Ohio, on Friday (Aug. 31). The Bobcat women's 4K race will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. EST while the men will begin their 6K at 7 p.m. The race will be held at Ottawa Park Golf Course in Toledo.

The Bobcats men's team returns fifteen of their runners from last year's roster while the women return sixteen runners. The men were selected to finish seventh on the men's side and ninth on the women's in the Mid-American Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll, which was released earlier this week. 

The men finished fourth in the 2017 MAC Championships last season while the women's team finished eighth.

Ohio's men's team welcome new freshmen to the team including Gaving Shearer (Delaware, Ohio), Czar Tarr (Pittsburgh, PA), Grant Wirth (Waynsville, Ohio). The women welcome Madelyn Bartolone (Massillon, Ohio), Miah DeSantis (Springfield, Ohio), Payton Grigsby (Wadsworth, Ohio), Jocelyn Knauss (Strongsville, Ohio), Rosie Lamb (Granville, Ohio), Lauren Parrell (Brighton, Mich), Stephanie Pierce (Fairborn, Ohio), and Kat Willette (Dublin, Ohio) to the Bobcat family.

Both the men and women's teams will travel to Lexington, Ky., to compete in the Bluegrass Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 8. The women's race is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. with the men's race to follow at 10.