Oilers Complete All-Ohio Championship

Oilers Complete All-Ohio Championship


The University of Findlay men and women's cross country teams wrapped up the All-Ohio Championship on Oct. 2 in Cedarville, Ohio. The women took 17th overall while the men finished 23rd overall.

The women, who were fourth among NCAA DII schools, were led by Melanie Ruich. Ruich finished the event with a time of 22:17.52, which was good for 18th. Her time was also the second-best mark among NCAA DII competitors.

Meredith Hoops (23:18.05), Erica Bettac (23:32.66), Samantha Grippe (23:33.19), Taylor Bolinger (24:01.13), McKenzie Mahlmeister (24:29.53), Heidi Paxson (25:29.53), Torrie Purdy (26:01.08) and Claire Crum (27:18.55) also competed for Findlay at the event, which featured 592 runners.

The men, who were sixth among NCAA DII schools, were led by Matias Trampe-Kindt. Trampe-Kindt finished with a time of 26:14.26, which was good enough for 121st overall. It was also the 21st-best time among NCAA DII runners.

Ty Gleason was right behind him with a time of 26:30.35 while Sean Stockmaster finished in 26:44.17.

Jonathan Allen (26:54.58), Austin Guthrie (27:17.42), Michael Taylor (27:26.22), Reid Wolin (27:38.90), Aaron Cingle (27:43.17), Tyler Beck (28:00.36), Troy Schultz (28:16.24), John Davis (29:29.98), Hobie Costamire (29:49.14) and Dylan Jacobs (30:47.14) also competed for the Oilers in a field of 647 runners.

The Oilers will be back in action again on Oct. 10 at the Lewis Invitational.