The Eastern Buckeye Track Club ran through the mud and in the rain to a 5th place finish at the USA Track and Field Club Cross Country National Championships in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

This was the best finish by an Ohio team in the history of the event.  Malone University standout, George McCartney, paced the group finishing 53rd. Bobby Johnson from McDonald finished 54th, Eric Rupe and Andy Morgan from Maplewood finished 82nd and 126th, and Ryan Sullivan from Howland finished 121st. The top 7 was rounded out by Nate Boyer of Malone University (225th) and Alan Burns (235th) of Boardman. The team of Ohio runners beat a handful of fully sponsored professional teams, trailing only some of the best club teams in the nation. The race was the largest in the history of the event with 617 finishers in the men’s race and 76 teams.  Check out this year’s results - https://results.leonetiming.com/xc.html?mid=1933

The RUNOHIO Women’s team won the 2007 the USATF Club Cross Country National Championships held on a muddy Voice of America course in West Chester, Ohio and finished 5th the following year on a snowy Plantes Ferry Park course in Spokane, Washington.

Also Ohio Men’s Team Good River finished 5th in 2006 – results –

Check out the 2007 results -   http://legacy.usatf.org/events/2007/USATFClubXCChampionships/results/OW.asp

2008 results –  http://legacy.usatf.org/events/2008/USATFClubXCChampionships/Results/OpenWomen.pdf