Lynchburg Makes History in Sweeping ODAC Cross Country Titles

Lagunas Repeats as Women's Champ, Csorba Claims Men's Crown

BRIDGEWATER, Va. --- History was made on Saturday at Kernstown Battlefield at the 2022 ODAC Cross Country Championships. The University of Lynchburg swept both titles for the second straight season, marking the ninth consecutive year that one school has hoisted both league trophies.

But this season's sweep featured an added bonus. Lynchburg runners finished first-thru-fifth in BOTH races, racking up the minimum 15 points to lead the team table. This is the first time in ODAC men's cross country championship history and second time in women's league event annals (1994) that a school earned the minimum point allotment.

Lynchburg has now won a record 19 men's cross country championships, while its women's total improves to eight trophies, trailing only Washington and Lee University's 19 crowns.

Kelsey Lagunas clutched her second straight ODAC Runner of the Meet award as the individual champion. She clocked a time of 21:55.8 on the six-kilometer course. Lynchburg teammate Hailey Smith earned ODAC Rookie of the Meet laurels after placing 10th at 23:14.6 to earn All-ODAC Second Team recognition. W&L's Carolyn Todd collected ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year distinction.

Lynchburg's Frank Csorba, who earlier this season became the only ODAC runner to crack 24 minutes on an eight-kilometer course in league history, won the men's individual title with a time of 25:38.4. Teammate Jonathan Cobb received ODAC Rookie of the Meet accolades in finishing ninth at 26:07.1 to earn second team recognition. W&L's Josh Fingerhut won ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors.

RELATED: 2022 ODAC Men's Results | 2022 ODAC Women's Results

Below is a full listing of team standings as well as the top-14 finishers that earned All-ODAC recognition and the special award winners from today's championships. There will be more to come with the ODAC Runner, Coach, and Rookie of the Year determinations following the regional championships, which are scheduled for November 12 and hosted by Christopher Newport University.

For more information on ODAC cross country and the 2022 championships, visit the websites of any of the participating schools.  You can also visit the home of the ODAC on the Internet at and view the ODAC cross country championship website.  Don't forget to become a fan of the ODAC on Facebook and follow @odacathletics on Twitter and Instagram

ODAC Men's Championship - 8K Race   ODAC Women's Championship - 6K Race
1. Lynchburg 15 pts.   1. Lynchburg 15 pts.
2. Washington and Lee 51 pts.   2. Washington and Lee 51 pts.
3. Roanoke 110 pts.   3. Shenandoah 107 pts.
4. Bridgewater 122 pts.   4. Bridgewater 111 pts.
5. Eastern Mennonite 144 pts.   5. Eastern Mennonite 123 pts.
6. Shenandoah 169 pts.   6. Virginia Wesleyan 183 pts.
7. Hampden-Sydney 220 pts.   7. Hollins 202 pts.
8. Virginia Wesleyan 233 pts.   8. Roanoke 209 pts.
9. Averett 262 pts.   9. Sweet Briar 261 pts.
10. Ferrum 272 pts.   10. Ferrum 281 pts.
11. Randolph 283 pts.      
All-ODAC First Team - Men   All-ODAC First Team - Women
Frank Csorba LYN 25:38.4   Kelsey Lagunas LYN 21:55.8
Corbin Green LYN 25:38.7   Sarah James LYN 22:00.3
Sam Llaneza LYN 25:50.9   Allison Dell LYN 22:23.3
Marko Kovacevic LYN 25:51.4   Molly Silva LYN 22:24.5
Cooper Hurst LYN 25:52.5   Lauren Massey LYN 22:31.9
Row Sterne W&L 25:54.8   Carolyn Todd W&L 22:40.3
Bryce Davis LYN 26:00.4   Mackenzie Young BC 22:50.9
All-ODAC Second Team - Men   All-ODAC Second Team - Women
Tor Hotung-Davidsen LYN 26:01.3   Elise Molinaro W&L 23:01.9
Jonathan Cobb LYN 26:07.1   Kristen Clodgo W&L 23:06.1
Charles Scharf W&L 26:08.7   Hailey Smith LYN 23:14.6
Jackson Jacobs W&L 26:14.2   Emily Smeds BC 23:21.8
Chris Ruiz W&L 26:20.4   Jackie Wilson LYN 23:27.7
Connor McCroy LYN 26:22.9   Parker Hawk W&L 23:30.4
Chamberlain Zulauf RC 26:35.8   Vanessa Gardiner EMU 23:37.3
Men's Runner of the Meet   Women's Runner of the Meet
Frank Csorba, LYN   Kelsey Lagunas, LYN
Men's Rookie of the Meet   Women's Rookie of the Meet
Jonathan Cobb, LYN   Hailey Smith, LYN
Men's ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance
  Women's ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance
Josh Fingerhut, W&L   Carolyn Todd, W&L