No. 17 Buckeyes Set for NCAA Championships – Ohio State Buckeyes

Columbus, Ohio – Ohio State’s #17 women’s cross country team travels to Stillwater, Oklahoma for the 2022 NCAA Championships. The Buckeyes earned an automatic spot after finishing second in the Great Lakes Regional.

The women’s championship, a 6K race, will be held at 10:20 am ET on Saturday. The race will be televised by ESPNU and available on WatchESPN and the ESPN App, with coverage beginning at 10 a.m. ET. Live results will be available HERE.

Ohio State and the NCAA Championships

  • This is the Ohio State Women’s fourth appearance at the NCAA Championships. The 2009 squad was also an automatic qualifier, while the 2014 and 2019 squads earned big spots.
  • The 2009 team placed 29th, the 2014 team placed 26th, and the 2019 Buckeyes placed 23rd.
  • Two Ohio State teams – 1975 and 1980 – competed as rosters in the AIAW championships prior to the start of women’s NCAA competition.
  • Addie Engel, a sophomore this year, was an individual qualifier last season and finished 66th at her first NCAA meeting. She was the seventh Buckeye to qualify as an individual since 2010 and ninth all-time.
  • Kathy Monard placed ninth in the 1986 NCAA race and received All-America honors, the highest finish in school history.
  • Maureen Cogan, who finished 34th in 1983, was the first Buckeye to receive NCAA All-America honors. She also received AIAW All-America awards in 1981 after placing 22nd. Susan Mallery finished eighth in the 1975 AIAW inaugural cross-country event.
  • Katie Borchers had two top-40 finishes, 40th in 2013 and 34th in 2014, to become the Buckeyes’ first two-time All-American.

All-Big Ten and All-Region Buckeyes

  • The Buckeyes’ top-three runners this season — Addie Engel, Daniella Santos and Andrea Kuhn — have all earned First Team All-Big Ten and Great Lakes All-Region honors. The trio placed in the top 10 in the six races they contested that year.
  • Angel, of Springfield, Ohio, finished second in the regional championship, ran a personal best of 19:57.8 in the 6K and is now a two-time All Region selection. She is the sixth horse chestnut to have won all regional awards at least twice. Engel was the 2022 Big Ten Champion, the first conference title in program history to earn her second All-Big Ten honor. She has finished first or second in all six matches this season. Over the past two seasons, she has 10 top-4 finishes and has been in the top 16 in 12 of 13 races, with the lone exception of the 2021 NCAA Championships, where she placed 66th as an individual qualifier.
  • santos, who calls Hilliard, Ohio home, finished seventh at the Regionals, finishing 20:14.5, her personal best. She was No. 2 for Ohio State in all six races she competed that season, placing in the top 7 in each one. She placed fourth in the Big Tens and earned her first All-Big Ten -Award after placing 55th a season ago.
  • A native of Pataskala, Ohio, bold Ninth place in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in 20:16.1. It was her personal best as she passed the 20:17.7 she ran at the Big Tens to finish sixth and earn all the conference credits after finishing 70th last year. Kuhn was the third point-scorer for the Buckeyes in the six races she ran, finishing in the top 10 in each.
  • This is the fourth time Ohio State has had three selections for all regions (2009, 2011, 2019). The State of Ohio has now compiled 17 awards for all regions since 2011.