September 13, 1996
Notre Dame Cross Country Teams Win Ohio State Invitational
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Notre Dame's men's and women's cross country team swept
the competition as the Irish claimed the top seven spots in both the
men's and women's fields at the Ohio State Invitational in Columbus,
Ohio, on Friday. The men claimed the title with 15 points, while host
Ohio State was second with 60 points and Ashland was third with 69. On
the women's side, the Irish won with 15 points followed by Ashland with
58 and Ohio State with 69.
The men were paced by sophomore Ryan Maxwell who took home first
place with his time of 25:14.1 for the course. Junior track
All-American Jason Rexing was second while seniors Matt Althoff, Joe
Dunlop and 1995 cross country All-American Derek Seiling rounded out the
top five for Notre Dame.
Two freshmen took the top two spots for Notre Dame on the women's
side. Joanna Deeter and Nicole LaSelle claimed the top two spots with
times of 17:20.4 and 17:34.3. Junior Gretchen Weiher, senior Heidi
Reichenbach and sophomore Kelly Peterson rounded out the top five.
The Irish run in their second consecutive meet when the squads
travel to Valparaiso for the Valparaiso Invitational on Saturday.
Men's results Women's results
ND 15, Ohio St. 60, Ashland 69 ND 15, Ashland 58, Ohio St. 69
1. Ryan Maxwell, ND 25:14.1 1. Joanna Deeter, ND 17:20.4
2. Jason Rexing, ND 25:14.6 2. Nicole LaSelle, ND 17:34.3
3. Matt Althoff, ND 25:15.2 3. Mieke Walsh, ND 18:27.3
4. Joe Dunlop, ND 25:15.8 4. Heidi Reichenbach, ND 18:38.9
5. Derek Seiling, ND 25:16.3 5. Kelly Peterson, ND 18:51.0
6. Mike Conway, ND 25:28.7 6. Erin Luby, ND 19:00.9
7. Scott Grace, ND 25:33.6 7. Janel Kiley, ND 19:06.4
8. Tim Engelhardt, ND 25:34.8 8. Carolyn Long, ND 19:08.1
9. Tom Trealout, ASH 25:35.4 9. Angie Castelucci, ASH 19:10.6
10. Randy Benedict, ASH 25:54.1 10. Emily Dodds, ND 19:25.9