The University of Findlay cross country teams visited Westerville, Ohio on Saturday, Sep. 19 for the Otterbein Invitational.
The Oiler men were paced by sophomore Matias Trampe-Kindt who finished with a time of 26:51.0, earning him 11th place. Finishing close behind for Findlay were a pair of freshman, Jonathan Allen (26:52.6) at 14th place and Ty Gleason (26:53.2) at 15th.
Also participating for The University of Findlay men were junior Aaron Cingle (27:39.2), freshman Michael Taylor (27:40.3), sophomore Reid Wolin (28:26.1), freshman Troy Schultz (29:13.1), freshman Tyler Beck (29:29.6), sophomore John Davis (30:12.4), freshman Dylan Jacobs (30:18.0), and freshman Hobie Cotsamire (31:30.5).
The Oiler men finished 3rd out of 17 teams and scored 87 points.
The Oiler women also showed success at the Otterbein Invitational with junior Melanie Ruich finishing 2nd with a time of 22:09.0. With that time, she places fourth all-time at Findlay.
Senior Meredith Hoops also cracked the top 15 all time at Findlay with a 6th place finish at 23:04.5. That time is the 14th best at Findlay. Senior Erica Bettac finished close behind at 7th place at the 23:18.0 mark.
Also participating for The University of Findlay women were sophomore Taylor Bolinger (24:26.9), freshman Torrie Purdy (25:29.4), freshman Heidi Paxson (26:49.3), junior Kailey Coleman (27:02.4), and freshman Claire Crum (28:51.7).
The Oiler women finished 2nd out of 15 teams and scored 48 points.
The Oilers look to continue their success when they travel to Cedarville, Ohio on Friday Oct. 2 for the All-Ohio Championship. The meet is scheduled to begin at 2pm.