WOMEN

TWINSBURG — The Ohio Northern women's cross country team placed fourth at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships Saturday at the Liberty Park Recreation Area. It marks the 18th consecutive year that the Polar Bears finished in the top five at the conference championships.

Northern scored 94 points, while John Carroll won the meet, accumulating 41 points. Baldwin Wallace and Otterbein finished second and third with 49 and 73 points, respectively.

Sophomore Tessa Pitcovich (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) paced the Polar Bears. She crossed ninth overall, boasting a time of 23:27.7.

Senior Kathleen Colvin (Hilliard/Bishop Ready) was second on the team and 13th overall after recording a time of 23:35.8. Junior Megan Wright (Eaton/Twin Valley South) was right on her heels, taking 14th in a time of 23:36.6.

Junior Kylie Vestal (Youngstown/Austintown-Fitch) finished 28th overall, running a time of 24:21.3, and sophomore Rue Whitmore (Mason) placed 30th, clocking in at 24:26.5 to round out ONU's top five. Senior Madeleine Routhier (West Unity/Hilltop) and junior Chyanne Retcher (Ney/Fairview) took sixth and seventh on the team — 33rd and 37th overall — with times of 24:33.8 and 24.42.3, respectively.

John Carroll's Sydney Jenko won the meet, running a time of 22:28.7. JCU"s Cameron Bujaucius and Baldwin Wallace's Kelly Brennan rounded out the top three with times of 22:33.6 and 22:39.6, respectively.

Northern returns to competition Nov. 16 at the Great Lakes Regional Championship in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Team Standings

1. #19 John Carroll 41, 2. #22 Baldwin Wallace 49, 3. Otterbein 73, 4. Ohio Northern 94, 5. Mount Union 107, 6. Wilmington 175, 7. Heidelberg 197, 8. Capital 242, 9. Muskingum 267.

Top 5 Individuals

1. Sydney Jenko (John Carroll) 22:28.7, 2. Cameron Bujaucius (John Carroll) 22:33.6, 3. Kelly Brennan (Baldwin Wallace) 22:39.6, 4. Madison Kile (Baldwin Wallace) 22:53, 5. Sydney Smith (Otterbein) 22:54.5.

Ohio Northern Results

9. Tessa Pitcovich 23:27.7, 13. Kathleen Colvin 23:35.8, 14. Megan Wright 23:36.6, 28. Kylie Vestal 24:21.3, 30. Rue Whitmore 24:26.5, 33. Madeleine Routhier 24:33.8, 37. Chyanne Retcher 24:42.3, 41. Michaela Fox 24:59.8, 44. Sophia Thompson 25:10.6, 66. Alexis Neff 26:17.6, 71. Kamryn Rhodes 26:30.2, 72. Gabrielle Kowalczyk 26:31.5, 77. Taylor Ellerbrock 26:45.9, 90. Lauren Trace 28:06.4, 91. Erica Mobley 28:07, 96. Taylor Fisher 28:41.5, 106. Karsen Bresnahan 30:49.3.

MEN

TWINSBURG — The Ohio Northern men's cross country team placed fourth at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships Saturday morning at the Liberty Park Recreation Area. It marks the 17th straight season that the Polar Bears placed in the top half at the conference championships.

Northern accumulated 141 points. Otterbein claimed the title with 41 points, while John Carroll and Mount Union rounded out the top three, scoring 44 and 68 points, respectively.

Sophomore Patrick Baker (Massillon/Jackson) paced the Polar Bears. He crossed 25th with a time of 26:55.4.

Junior Travis Sutter (Fort Recovery) wasn't far behind, placing 27th in a time of 26:57.7, and junior Jordan Green (Wooster) took 33rd, boasting a time of 27:04.2.

Junior Dylan McKean (Warren/Champion) finished 35th in a time of 27:04.2, while freshman Breydan Hann (Wooster) rounded out ONU's top-five, placing 45th with a time of 27:41.8. Junior Sam Krabacher and senior Andrew Shelton took sixth and seventh on the team — 51st and 62nd overall — clocking in at 27.50.2 and 28:03.1, respectively.

Otterbein's Chase Hampton won the race after recording a time of 25:29.9. John Carroll's Alex Phillip and Otterbein's Max Hoffman took second and third, respectively, with times of 25:35.3 and 25:49.2.

Northern returns to competition Nov. 16 at the Great Lakes Regional Championship in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Team Standings

1. #14 Otterbein 41, 2. #17 John Carroll 44, 3. Mount Union 68, 4. Ohio Northern 141, 5. Heidelberg 142, 6. Wilmington 152, 7. Baldwin Wallace 178, 8. Capital 212, 9. Marietta 273, 10. Muskingum 306.

Top 5 individuals

Chade Hamton (Otterbein) 25:29.9, 2. Alex Phillip (John Carroll) 25:35.3, 3. Max Hoffman (Otterbein) 25:49.2, 4. Preston Myers (Mount Union) 25:55.3, 5. Jeff Joseph (Mount Union) 25:57.2.

Ohio Northern Results

25. Patrick Baker 26:55.4, 27. Travis Sutter 26:57.7, 33. Jordan Green 27:04.2, 35. Dylan McKean 27:08.5, 45. Breydan Hann 27:41.8, 51. Sam Krabacher 27.50.2, 62. Andrew Shelton 28:03.1, 67. Billy Driemeyer 28:12, 69. Alessandro Tramontano 28:13.2, 72. Miguel Jordan 28:21.5, 73. Jack Borden 28:22.9, 76. Kyle Neff 28:31.2, 78. Bryan Peck 28:35.6, 89. Nathan Thobe 29:00.1, 93. Connor Nuest 29:08, 100. Brooks Blakeley 29:25.1, 101. Skylar Dawson 29:28.1, 104. Alan Dravenstott 29:34.8, 112. Riley Lamison 30:00.3, 114. Andrew Knight 30:03, 126. Jackson Brandstaetter 30:44.2, 134. Thomas Williamson 31:22.3, 138. Nick Pratt 31:48.1.