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Running Club at Ohio State

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

From the Desk of the Secretary

Hey Running Club!

Thank you to everyone who made it out to elections, and saw it through to the end! I'm happy to announce your new group of officers for the 2018-2019 school year:

President: Vicky Evankovich
Treasurer: Megan Falknor
VP of Racing: Evan Sergent
Long Distance Captain: Ryan Heckman
Middle Distance Captain: Melina Edic
Female Sprint Captain: Jaime Donaldson
Male Sprint Captain: Marvelous Olowookere
Social Events Chair: Maryann Kusmer
Apparel Chair: Nicole Nazar
Webmaster: Matt Polatas
Community Outreach Chair: Alex Art
Race Logistics Manager: Zach Napholz

Congratulations to everyone who was elected! I have no doubt that all of you will achieve great things for the future of Running Club.

Picture Day
Picture day will be this Thursday before practice. Please be sure to wear your Running Club shirt!

Indoor season has come to an end, and the outdoor season begins a few weeks from now! Until then, make note of a couple of changes to the schedule:
  • March 24th - meet at Mount Vernon Nazarene
  • March 31st - Yellow Jacket Collegiate Open at Cedarville
  • April 20th - Otterbein Twilight Invitational

Workouts from your Racing Committee:
Long Distance
5-10 x 1000m intervals (5k pace) with 1:30 active recovery

4-8 x 400m on (I) / 400m off (E), drop out if times are not hit

Middle Distance
2 x 200m + 2 x 400m (1:30) + 1-2  x 1200m (2:30) + 2 x 400m (1:30) + 2 x 200m
2-4 x 1k (2:30) + 2 x 400m (1:30) + 4 x 200m

Bike 10 min, 5 3 3 5 B Lifts

6 x 300m decreasing rest @ 85% 3.5, 3, 2.5, 2, 1.5
3 x 12 Speed Lifts

2 x 3 x 200m cutdowns, blocks, hurdles, jumps
Skips & accels, 5 3 3 5 C Lifts
(You can download the sprinting plan for March here.)

[Note: I=interval pace, E=easy pace]

If you're interested in sprinting, please contact our Sprint Captains Emma and Justin at,

Basic information:
  • Our club meets M/W/F at 4:30 PM at the Ohio Union West Plaza, T/Th from 7-8:30 PM at the French Field House, and Sundays at 9 AM for long runs.  Nothing is mandatory, everything is optional!
  • Here is the link to the slides from the information session.
  • We have a Facebook group (linked here), which along with this newsletter and our website is how we pass along information to all of the running club's members. To join this Facebook group simply search "Ohio State Running Club", or click the link above, and make sure you select the group, not the page. Once you request to join, one of our officers will approve you shortly.

If you have any questions, please reach out to one of the officers or to the club email,

Your friendly neighborhood Running Club Secretary,

Becca Ogorzaly
Secretary, Running Club at Ohio State
"Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions."
- Harold S. Geneen

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Weekly Schedule

Monday - 4:30 PM Union
North Trails

Tuesday - 7 PM
Workout @ French Field House

Wednesday - 4:30 PM Union

Thursday - 7 PM
Workout @ French Field House

Friday - 4:30 PM Union

No Official Run

Sunday - 9 AM Union
Long Run (Sandwich Run, 25% of weekly mileage)

Nothing this week!

Track Schedule

January 20th:
Tiffin Open

February 3rd:

February 17th:

February 24th-25th:
Illinois (overnight)

March 24th:
Mount Vernon Nazarene (first outdoor)

March 31st:

April 14th-15th:
NIRCA Nats at Indiana University (overnight)

April 20th:
Otterbein Twilight Invitational

Officers for the 2017-2018 School Year

Will Herriman

Co-VPs: David Rose, Tessa Dombi

Treasurer:  Leah Niekamp

Secretary: Becca Ogorzaly

Webmaster: Evan Sergent

Social Committee: Nicole Nazar, Morgan Wickey, Daisy Okpa

Long Distance Captain: Ryan Heckman

Middle Distance Captain: Frankie Rimer

Male Sprint Captain: Justin Law

Female Sprint Captain: Emma Dalan

Race Logistics Managers: Vicky Evankovich, Zach Napholz

Add your name if you are graduating to our Alumni List to let us know about your whereabouts and stay in touch with any planned get together! 

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