LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Ohio cross country returns home from a successful weekend at the Pre-National Invitational held in Louisville, Ky. where the Bobcats placed eighth ahead of Mid-American Conference rival, Miami.
Junior Kyle Bussard (Germantown, Ohio) crossed the line first for the 'Cats and in 23rd place out of over 215 other Division I runners at 24:50.7. He helped the men's team to an eighth-place finish with a team score of 246 points just behind MAC opponent, Bowling Green (fifth place, 215 points).
Junior Zach Zimmerman (Pickerington, Ohio) came in next in for Ohio in 51st and at a 25:16.5 mark. Senior Matt Evans (Mentor, Ohio), senior Adam Wise (Lancaster, Ohio) and freshman Matt Agosta (Circleville, Ohio) followed shortly after. Evans finished in 69th at 25:28.5, Wise in 83rd at 25:40.0, and Agosta in 93rd at 25:45.7.
The men will next be seen at the MAC Championships hosted by Miami in Oxford, Ohio on Oct. 28.