Sprinters Highlight Strong Weekend at Kentucky Invitational

Chesna Sykes
Chesna Sykes

Jan. 18, 2014

Complete Results

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State women's track and field team enjoyed a successful two days of competition at the Kentucky Invitational Friday and Saturday in Lexington, Ky.

Seniors Chesna Sykes and Ashlee Abraham anchored a strong Buckeye performance in the sprints. Sykes placed second in both the 60- and 200-meter dashes, while Abraham was third in both events.

Here's a complete recap of the two-day meet:


Sykes turned in a time of 7.35, while Abraham crossed the finish line in 7.42 seconds.

60m Hurdles

Sixth place went to senior Alexandria Johnson in a time of 8.51 seconds.


Sykes sprinted to a runner-up time of 23.85 seconds, the eighth-best time in Division I this season. Abraham's third-place time of 24.15 ranks 14th in DI this season.


Freshman Aaliyah Barnes was sixth overall in a time of 56.76.


Freshman Rachel Weber won the event in a time of 2:13.49.


Two Buckeyes placed in the Top 5: sophomores Tammy Berger (third, 5:03.60) and Minori Minagawa (fifth, 5:06.13).

Long Jump

A leap of 5.90 meters (19-4.25) helped junior Abie Ehimwenman to fourth place.



High Jump

Sophomore Jasmine Glover cleared the bar at 1.65 meters (5-5.00) for a fifth-place finish overall.

4x400m Relay

Ohio State placed fourth overall in a time of 3:51.25.

Distance Medley

The Buckeyes finished second in 11:55.09, the sixth-best time in the nation so far this season.