CIRCLEVILLE, OH - The Ohio Christian University Cross Country program released their 2015 schedule. This will be the first season for the Trailblazers to compete in the NAIA. Unlike some of the other OCU sports, the cross country team will be eligible for a post season run in the KIAC. The regular season for the Trailblazers looks like the following.


August 28th                   Red Wolfe Invitational                 5:45 PM

September 4th               Bluffton Invitational                     6:00 PM

September 12th             Bethany Invitational                     10:00 AM

September 19th             Patty Forgey Invitational              10:00 AM

October 2nd                  All Ohio Collegiate                        3:00 PM

October 16th                 #JennaStrong Classic                    5:00 PM

October 24th                 Ausbury Invitational                       10:00 AM

November 7th               KIAC Championships                     10:00 AM


"I am excited as we enter our fifth year of competition in cross country," said Coach Diltz, "I am looking forward to competing in a conference championship meet for the first time.  As in the past we have prepared a challenging meet schedule that will help us to perform well in the post season."

The men's team is led by Dylan Newton (FR/Williamsport, OH), last year's MVP and Tim Allen (SO/McArthur, OH), last year's Most Improved Runner.  Jake Hart, 2012 MVP, will return this year after a two year absence.  Brett Jones (FR/McArthur, OH), who battled injuries last season, should add strength to the team. Kyle Benecke, a freshman from Olentangy Orange High School, enters OCU after an excellent high school career during which he ran a 16:21 5K. and a 1:57 800 M. Michael Cormack, Brock Shick and Jason Ash round out the 2015 roster.The women's team is led by returning MVP Kara Bandy (FR/Deshler, OH), a sophomore from Ashland high School.  

The Trailblazers look to be very competitive in the first season in the NAIA. The cross country season is right around the courner, with OCU beginning the season at the Red Wolfe Invitational 78 days from now. To see the men's full schedule click here. For the women's full schedule, click here