CROSS COUNTRY OPENS SEASON
The men’s and women’s cross-country teams opened their seasons on Sept. 1, as the Scots hosted their annual Wooster Invitational. The non-scoring meet, which was comprised of four races, included Baldwin-Wallace College, Hiram College, Lorain County Community College, Oberlin College and Urbana University. In the women’s 5-K the Scots placed three runners in the top ten. Meredith Shaul ’12 paced Wooster, coming in second place with a time of 20:27.11. Right behind Shaul were Colleen O’Neil ’13 (20:38.06) and Sarah Appleton ’12 (20:53.92), who finished fourth and seventh. Newcomer Lauren Buyan ’15 turned in a strong performance in the women’s 4-K, finishing in 16:17.06 and taking fourth place.
For the men, Kevin DeGroot ’13 took second place in the four mile run. DeGroot, who finished in a time of 21:57.33, was followed by teammates Luke Hutchings-Goetz ’14 (22:48.51) in sixth place and Sam Swartz ’13 (23:09.04) in ninth.
Next up, the Scots will compete in the Great Lakes Colleges Association Championships on Sept. 10.
SIMPSON TAKES FIRST PLACE
American golfer Webb Simpson won the Deutsche Bank Championship this past weekend beating Chez Reavie in a two hole playoff. Simpson, who got his first PGA Tour victory at the Wyndham Championship a few weeks ago, moves into first place in the FedEx Cup playoff standings. Two tournaments remain in the series, which is professional golf’s playoff event.
OHIO STATE REINSTATES PLAYERS
The Ohio State University football team has reinstated four players that were suspended for the team’s season opener against the University of Akron. First team running back Jordan Hall and cornerback Travis Howard, along with Corey Brown and Jordan Whiting, will be available to play this week against Toledo University. However, four other players, including wide receiver DeVier Posey, who were suspended after trading memoribilla for cash and tattoos, will remain suspended. The Buckeyes opened the season with a convincing 42-0 victory over Akron and will look for another win against Toledo.