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Women's Cross Country Competes at OWU This Weekend

Photo by Randy Sarvis
Photo by Randy Sarvis


WILMINGTON, Ohio – The Wilmington College women's cross country team, fresh off a weekend off, heads to Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) for the 2019 OWU Invitational on Saturday.

The Race: The six-kilometer race will take place at Liberty Park in Powell, Ohio, and is slated to begin at 11:15 a.m. A course map can be viewed at the home page link above.

The Teams: Wilmington will be joined by host Ohio Wesleyan along with several other NCAA Division III schools: Ohio Northern University, Muskingum University, Kenyon College, Wittenberg University, Bluffton University, Denison University, Earlham College and Marietta College. Columbus State University will also be in attendance.

The Coach: Ron Combs is in his 24th season as head cross country coach at Wilmington College. A 1993 graduate of Wilmington, Combs was a member of the only cross country team to win a conference title in school history. Also the head track & field coach at the College, Combs led the Fightin' Quakers to two top-10 finishes nationally with a sixth place finish at the 2002 NCAA Division III Men's Indoor Track & Field Championships and a seventh place mark at the 2004 Women's Indoor Track & Field Championships.

The Runners: Wilmington placed three individuals in the top 10 of the Quaker Open on Aug. 31 including Milena Wahl, Katie Hughes and Sydney Yontz. Wahl finished third place by completing the two-mile course in 12:45.5 and finished just 15 seconds behind the top two runners. Hughes and Yontz turned in times of 12:53.8 and 12:55.7 respectively.


Social Media: Follow Wilmington athletics on social media! The Fightin' Quakers have a presence on Facebook (Wilmington College Athletics) as well as Twitter and Instagram (@DubCQuakers).

Coverage: Follow the cross country program on Twitter (@DubC_XCTR) for updates on the meet!

Up Next: Wilmington has a weekend off before heading to the All-Ohio Intercollegiate Championships at Cedarville University on Sept. 27.