Blackburg, Va.--The Ohio men's and women's cross country teams take off for Blackburg, Va. to compete in their third meet of the 2018 season, the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational. The women will race the 6K race first at 6 p.m. EST with the men to follow after in the 8K race at 6:40 p.m. The race will be held at the Virginia Tech Home Cross Country course.
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 last 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 Akron, Ohio to compete in the All-Ohio Championships on Saturday, Sept. 29. The first race is set to start at 2:45 p.m. EST.