Cross Country: Mount Union Women Fifth at OAC Championships

Katie Durisin (Photo by Joe Colon)
Katie Durisin (Photo by Joe Colon)

TWINSBURG, Ohio -- Mount Union's women's cross country team placed fifth at the 2019 Ohio Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships Saturday at Liberty Park in Twinsburg.

The Purple Raiders were led by a pair of All-OAC runners with senior Katie Durisin (Painesville / Riverside) earning first team honors with a sixth place finish at 23:11.4 and senior teammate Sarah Mason (Alliance / Marlington) placed 15th to earn second team honors with a time of 23:44.8.

Four freshman and then a sophomore rounded out the team scoring for the Raiders with Megan Wertz (Canton / Glen Oak) in 22nd, Julia Magliocca (Canfield) placed 27th, Savannah Kole (Medina) placed 39th, Angela DeFabio (Twinsburg) came in 45th, and Bri Biery (Beloit / West Branch) was 61st.

Mount Union totaled 104 points while John Carroll won the meet with 41 points closely followed by Baldwin Wallace in second with 44 points while Otterbein and Ohio Northern rounded out the rest of the top five.  

The Raiders next run at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Saturday, Nov. 16 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

2019 OAC Cross Country Championships

Liberty Park - Twinsburg, Ohio

Team Scores

  1. John Carroll 41, 2. Baldwin Wallace 49, 3. Otterbein 73, 4. Ohio Northern 94, 5. Mount Union 107, 6. Wilmington 175, 7. Heidelberg 197, 8. Capital 242, 9. Muskingum 267.

Top Five Individuals

  1. Sydney Jenko (JCU) 22:28.7, 2. Cameron Bujaucius (JCU) 22:33.6, 3. Kelly Brennan (BW) 22:39.6, 4. Madison Kile (BW) 22:53.0, 5. Sydney Smith (OTT) 22:54.5, 6. Katie Durisin (MTU) 23:11.4, 7. Allison Currey (OTT) 23:17.9, 8. Alyssa Laughner (BW) 23:17.9, 9. Tessa Pitcovich 23:27.7, 10. Jamie Amoroso 23:29.6

Mount Union

6. Katie Durisin 23:11.4, 15. Sarah Mason 23:44.8, 22. Megan Wertz 24:10.7, 27. Julia Magliocca 24:19.6, 39. Savannah Kole 24:45.8, 45. Angela DeFabio 25:13.4, 61. Brianna Biery 25:57.9, 70. Kinsely Anstine 26:30.0, 76. Katherine Wilson 26:38.6, 95. Anna Bartlett 28:34.5, 111. Emily Swisher 33:28.6