Addie Engel went back-to-back.
After becoming the first runner in Ohio State women's cross country history to win a Big Ten title in 2022, completing the 6000m in 20:00.0, Engel won her second consecutive title at the 2023 Big Ten Championships on Friday.
Engel completed the 6000m in 20:47.9 – 9.5 seconds ahead of Wisconsin's Leane Willemse, who crossed the finish line in 20:57.4. Michigan State's Makenna Veen (21:01.1) and Katie Osika (21:05.1) and Northwestern's Katherine Hesser (21:10.0) rounded out the top five. The next-fastest Ohio State runner was Daniella Santos, who completed the race in 21:25.2.
This season, Engel has been a clear leader for Ohio State as a three-time Big Ten Athlete of the Week and one-time NCAA Athlete of the Week.
In three-and-a-half years at Ohio State, the Springfield, Ohio, native has been named an All-American, the 2022 Big Ten Athlete of the Year, a two-time All-Big Ten honoree and a two-time All-Great Lakes Region honoree. She has also received three Ohio State Scholar-Athlete awards and three Academic All-Big Ten awards.
Ohio State will wrap up the Big Ten Championships on Friday and will send representatives to the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships on Nov. 10. Qualifiers from that tournament will advance to the NCAA Championships on Nov. 18.