Crusaders Battle Weather at All-Ohio Championship

Crusaders Battle Weather at All-Ohio Championship

CEDARVILLE, Ohio – Capital University Women`s Cross Country fought the cold, wind and the rain at the annual All-Ohio Championship this year facing 47 other teams from Division I, II, and III. Capital finished ahead of 13 other teams with a place of 34th. The Crusaders were once again led by sophomore Hannah Westhoven. The 6,000-meter event was held at Cedarville University's Elvin R. King Cross Country Course.

Westhoven, a Napolean, Ohio native, was the first to cross the line with a time of 24:21.72 shaving off a minute of her time from last year. She has continued to be a driving force for the Crusaders this season.

Junior Gretchen Sauder (Mansfield, Ohio) clocked in at 24:36.78 and Alexandra Corrigan (Burton, Ohio) timed out at 24:43.73, both earning a place in the top half of the overall women runners.   

Junior Sarah Rini (Pickerington, Ohio) making a dash for the finish, was the fourth woman to come across the line for Capital with a time of 25:56.71.   

Freshman Katherine Irvine (Cincinnati, Ohio) snuck into the seasoned pack of runners with a time of 26:09.80.

Otterbein University (80) took first place this year, and the first place finishers from last year, Mount Union (111), took second in Division III. Capital finished 34th out of 39 teams, overall, and 14th out of 18 Division III teams.

 The next chance you can catch the women's cross country teamis at the Jenna Strong Invitational hosted by Wilmington College on Friday, Oct. 16.