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Ohio Northern finishes 11th of 16 at Otterbein Invitational

WESTERVILLE - The Ohio Northern men's cross country team finished ninth and the women finished 11th at the Otterbein Invitational Saturday afternoon.

Both the men's and women's teams rested their top seven runners.

Leading ONU's women cross country team was sophmore Becca Silverstein, finishing 48th place out of 181 women in 25:20.

Finishing ONU's top five were Susan Hess placing 69th in 26:00, Steph Hiser in 81st place in 26:26, Sharon Snyder in 85th place in 26:34, and Megan Snydar in 92nd place in 26:54.

In the women's competition, No. 27-ranked DePauw (Ind.) was victorious with 29 points. ONU scored 283 points to finish ninth of the 16 teams.

Next Saturday, both cross country teams will be in action at 10:30 a.m. in SUNY-Geneseo Invitational.

Women's Team Results
1.DePauw (Ind.) 29, 2. Ohio Wesleyan 67, 3. Otterbein 101, 4. Denison 103, 5. Mount Union 105, 6. Oberlin 186, 7. Rose-Hulman (Ind.) 226, 8. Heidelberg 234, 9. Wilmington 252, 10. Wittenberg 273, 11. Ohio Northern 283, 12. Capital 285, 13. Glenville State (W.Va.) 390, 14. Muskingum 419, 15. Mount Vernon Nazarene 457, 16. Ohio Wesleyan 468.

Top Five Finishers
1. TYaylor Penrod (DeP) 22:48, 2. Anna McClaugherey (MtU) 22:50, 3. Lauren Reich (DeP) 22:50, 4. Rachel Kraisch (RH) 22:56, 5. Leah Seigel (DeP) 23:03.

Ohio Northern Complete Results
48. Becca Silverstein 25:20, 69. Susan Hess 26:00, 81. Steph Hiser 26:26, 85. Sharon Snyder 26:34, 92. Megan Seymour 26:54, 96. Rachelle Pavelko 27:00, 119. Aimee Baehrens 28:10, 128. Maria Tordella 28:41, 130. Tabitha Moody 28:49, 133. Rachel Waterson 28:53, 153. Erin Cantrell 30:30.