Men’s Cross Country Friday Finale
Akron finishes third at Buckeye Invitational
Jason Headman (Ashtabula, Ohio/Edgewood HS), who won the Tommy Evans Invitational last weekend, led the men with a fifth-place finish, covering approximately 4.25 miles in 22:13, 13 seconds back of the winner.
Ricky Weisheimer (Lakewood, Ohio/Lakewood HS) (23:09) edged teammate Craig Rupe (Cortland, Ohio/Maplewood HS) (23:11) by two seconds as they finished 15th and 17th respectively.
“Everything is starting to come around for us,” men’s cross country Joe Klim said. “Our top group performed well against much tougher competition then we saw last week, but we are still looking for a solid 5th-guy to step up. The guys are starting to get accustomed to the different things I have been throwing at them and I am starting to see the effects. We will continue to go on as scheduled and look to improve each meet.”
Jeff Swartzel (Canal Fulton, Ohio/Northwest HS) clocked in at 23:17 and Mike Baraona (Avon Lake, Ohio/Avon Lake) posted a mark of 24:14 to end 18th and 19th respectively.
The Buckeyes won the event with 20 points, followed by Kent State (41) and Akron (74).
The Zips will return to the terrain on Friday, Sept. 29, at the Norte Dame Invitational.
Kent State places second at Buckeye Invitational with 41 points
Courtesy of MAC Sports Information