NORTON, Ohio – The Cleveland State cross country team returned to action at the All-Ohio Championship Saturday, placing 11th out of 38 teams in their first 6K race of the season.
"Overall, I thought the team ran really well today, especially considering we were missing a few people due to injuries," head coach Jason Hudson said. "This was a great next step as we move closer to the Horizon League Championship in about a month. The team executed our race plan pretty well today, which we are focused on more so than the final times. We did a good job of competing in a large field and I'm excited to continue to see them improve over the next month."
Anna Brandt paced the Vikings with a ninth place individual finish, crossing the finish line in a CSU program record time of 21:56. Brandt's 6K time was 14 seconds faster than the previous record, which was set by Karen Barrientos in 2016.
Running in her first collegiate 6K, Lily Michael was able to post a top-100 finish for the Vikings, placing 97th overall in a time of 23:44.
Kylie Scott was able to better her career mark on the 6K course Saturday, crossing the finish line in a time of 23:54 – three seconds faster than her previous career-best 6K time.
Cleveland State will be back in action in mid-October, returning to the cross country course at the Jenna Strong Fall Classic in Wilmington, Ohio.
All-Ohio Championship Results
9. Anna Brandt, 21:56
64. Jessica Finley, 23:12
74. Olivia Hammons, 23:23
97. Lily Michael, 23:44
109. Kylie Scott, 23:54
151. Heather McArdle, 24:36
297. Abbey Rojeck, 25:27
213. Graicen Riley, 25:37