Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, 9:45 am (CDT) - Principia North Farm XC Facility, Elgin, Ill.
ONU Race Notes: The Ohio Northern women's cross country team will compete at the Principia (Ill.) Cowbell Classic on Saturday morning at Elsah, Ill. ... The men's 8k race will begin at 9 am (CDT), with the women's 6k race following at 9:45 am (CDT) ... This race is also the pre-national race, as the NCAA III Championships will be held here on Nov. 18 ... Up to 12 runners may compete on each team in the varsity races ... 27 teams are expected to participate, with 15 nationally-ranked teams and 22 regionally-ranked teams in the field ... Seven of the nation's top 10 ranked teams are in the field, including No. 1 Johns Hopkins (Md.) and No. 2 Washington (Mo.) ... ONU will also send a team of runners to compete in the Open Race at the Oberlin Rumble near Cleveland ... The women's 6k Open Race will begin at Noon with the men's 8k race following at 12:45 pm ... Northern is coming off a fifth place finish in the Division III race at the All-Ohio Championships on Sept. 29 ... Junior Ashlie Baumann led Northern across the finish line, finishing eighth of 139 runners 22:58 on the 6,000-meter course ... Junior Colleen Grainger was 25th in 23:35, freshman Chyanne Retcher was 42nd with a 24:05, sophomore Zoe Schilling was 50th in 24:23 and freshman Megan Wright was 55th in 24:29.
Head Coach Jason Maus: Maus is in his 9th season as head coach with a 730-326 record, a winning percentage of .691 ... Maus is 17 victories shy of tying former head coach Brian Cole as the winningest head women's cross country coach in school history.