Cougar Cross Country Competes at JennaStrong Invitational

Emily Blenk
Emily Blenk

NORTON, Ohio - The Columbus State men's cross country team finished 35th at the 2019 JennaStrong Invitational, hosted by Wilmington College on Friday evening.

The eight-kilometer men's race featured 36 teams from all three divisions of the NCAA, NAIA as well as the NJCAA.

Sophomore Kyle Roach paced the Cougars by finishing 263rd in the 363-person field, crossing the line in 30:45.4. Freshman Josiah Schooler followed in 304th place with a time of 32:29.1, while freshman Jeremy Amaro-Laureano checked in at 32:42.5 for a 310th place finish.

Sophomore Dylan Williams and freshman Demitri Lowry rounded out the scoring effort, finishing in 34:19.8 and 35:34.2 respectively. The Cougars averaged a pace of 33:11.

Ohio State won the meet with an average time of 25:30 followed by Shawnee State and Ashland. Shawnee State's Seth Farmer won the race with a time of 24:36.5.

For the women's 5k race, Emily Blenk finished with a time of 21:19.5 for a 113th place finish while Marley Hogan clocked in at 25:48.0 for 283rd place.

The Cougars returns to the course on Sat, Oct. 26 for the Region XII Championships. The races will be held at Grand Woods Park in Lansing, Michigan.