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Running Buckeyes: Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams took first place this weekend at the Dayton Flyer 5k.

The men’s cross country team finished with 30 points beating second place IUPUI by 12 points. The Buckeyes placed 4 runners in the Top 10 with sophomore Jordan Redd crossing the finish line first overall. Redshirt sophomores Brian and Jeff Hannaford along with sophomore Nick Pupino helped the Buckeyes earn the win with their Top 10 performances.

The women’s cross country team also finished first by beating IUPUI by 29 points. The Buckeyes had 5 runners in the Top 10. Lead by freshman Jill Kanney who finished second in her first collegiate race sophomores Lexi Aughenbaugh, Minori Minagawa, and Helen Willman along with junior Katie Borches all combined to take home the top spot.

Congratulations Buckeyes on opening the season with a great performance. The Running Buckeyes will be back in action in two weeks in the B1G Preview in Lafayette, Ind.

Tournament Champions: The woman’s volleyball team finished the NIU Invitational this weekend with the championship.

The Buckeyes defeated Green Bay Saturday 3-2. Senior Kaitlyn Leary had a career best 22 kils and career high 9 digs, freshman Taylor Sanbothe had 15 kills and 5 aces, sophomore Andrea Kacsits had 13 kills, junior Erin Sekinger tied career high 15 kills and Taylor Sherwin came up with 68 assists.

Ohio State also defeated Northern Illinois Saturday 3-2 to earn the tournament victory. Kaitlyn Leary picked up her frst career double-double with 26 kills and 22 digs, freshman Kylie Randall made her first collegiate apperance with 18 kills and Taylor Sherwin had 50 assissts. Junior setter Taylor Sherwin was tournament MVP while senior teamates Kaitlyn Leary and Davionna DiSalvatore made All-Tournament Team.

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