Dublin Villager

Cross Country

Leitch, Mandel to run at Ohio State

Dublin Jerome High School seniors Mitchell Leitch and Jake Mandel signed letters of intent Feb. 5 to run cross country at Ohio State.

Leitch finished sixth of 145 runners (15 minutes, 36.67 seconds) and Mandel placed seventh (15:40.05) to lead the Celtics' boys cross country team to second place (105 points) in the 16-team Division I state meet last fall behind Cincinnati St. Xavier (46).

Mandel earned all-state honors for the third time, having finished 16th (15:47.13) in 2011 and 15th (15:42.93) in 2012. Both times were then-program records.

Leitch finished 62nd (16:26.29) in his only other state appearance in 2011.