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 www.odaconline.com 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|