McVey, Men's Cross Country have historic day at All-Ohio Championships

McVey, Men's Cross Country have historic day at All-Ohio Championships

By Tim Glon

| All-Ohio Championships Site |

CEDARVILLE — The Ohio Northern men's cross country team had a historic afternoon at the All-Ohio Championships on Friday afternoon at the King Cross Country Course.

Junior Ian McVey (Stow/Munroe Falls) became the first Ohio Northern runner to win the All-Ohio individual crown, finishing first of 135 NCAA Division III runners in a season-low 25:14.

Northern (46-6 overall) won the 17-team NCAA Division III meet with 56 points. It marked the third time since 2011 that ONU won the team title in the DIII race.

Senior Bobby Borger (Perrysburg) and senior Matt Molinaro (Sterling Heights, Mich/De La Salle) also posted top-10 finishes for Northern. Borger was sixth in25:43 and Molinaro was 25:59 in his first race of the season.

Senior Sam Boyd (Killbuck/West Holmes) also finished in the top-15 as he was 12th in 26:06.

"We ran a great race," said head coach Jason Maus. "McVey is the first Ohio Northern runner to win the DIII race and we had four in the top-12. I'm very proud of how well our guys competed today."

The Polar Bears return to action Oct. 14 when they compete at the Principia (Ill.) Cowbell Classic Pre-National Meet.

Team Standings

1. Ohio Northern 56, 2. Case Western Reserve 74, 3. Otterbein 84, 5. Mount Union 94, 5. John Carroll 101, 6. Heidelberg 169, 7. Baldwin Wallace 187, 8. Ohio Wesleyan 241, 9. Franciscan 245, 10. Wooster 267, 11. Denison 292, 12. Kenyon 339, 13. Wittenberg 374, 14. Bluffton 389, 15. Muskingum 430, 16. Capital 500, 17. Defiance 555.

Top 5 Finishers

1. Ian McVey (ONU) 25:14, 2. Sam Merriman (CWR) 25:26, 3. Austin Neura (Berg) 25:34, 4. Zach Roshon CWR) 25:36, 5. Matt Andrews (JCU) 25:40.

Ohio Northern Individual Results

3. Ian McVey 25:14, 6. Bobby Borger 25:43, 8. Matt Molinaro 25:59, 12. Sam Boyd 26:06, 29. Spencer Schulze 26:43, 74. Jordan Green 28:03, 75. John McNutt 28:04, 81. Andrew Shelton 28:13, 84. Riley Lamison 28:29.