Buckeyes Enjoy Successful Weekend at Gladstein Invitational
Jan. 25, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s track and field team completed competition at the Gladstein Invitational Saturday afternoon in Bloomington, Ind.
Three Buckeyes placed in the Top 6. Senior Chesna Sykes posted the top time of the day, crossing the finish line in 7.39 seconds. Sophomore Aliyah Everson placed fifth in 7.71 seconds and senior Adenike Pedro sixth (7.71).
Junior Alexandria Johnson placed third overall in a time of 8.52 seconds. Unattached competitor Cassandra Lloyd was victorious in a time of 8.30.
Sykes and Everson placed 1-2 in times of 24.62 and 24.83, respectively.
Freshman Aaliyah Barnes raced to a first-place time of 57.36.
Runner-up honors went to freshman Rachel Weber in 1:34.13. Rebecca Stearns of Loyola (Ill.) was first overall in a time of 1:32.98.
Junior Katie Betts was fourth in 2:12.85. Molly Beckwith-Ludlow of Saucony took the title in a Fieldhouse-record time of 2:02.13.
Eighth place went to junior Michelle Thomas in 9:56.14. Mara Olson of Butler was first overall in 9:08.83.
Sophomore Helen Willman placed seventh overall with a personal-best time of 10:03.13. First place went to unattached runner Chanli Mundy in 9:56.04.
A mark of 18.19 meters helped senior Emily Taylor to a third place finish behind Purdue’s Dani Bunch (22.17 meters) and Jackie Leppelmeier of Kent State (19.91 meters).
Junior Abie Ehimwenman used a 5.71-meter jump to capture fifth place. Unattached competitor Lana Mims was the winner at 6.12 meters.
Ohio State placed two athletes in the Top 3 of the pentathlon. Sophomore Ivy Horn used a personal-best score of 3517 to earn runner-up honors, while sophomore Jasmine Glover was third with 3365 points, highlighted by a victory in the 60-meter hurdles.
The OSU team of Barnes, Walker, Neitzel and Johnson finished second in a time of 3:46.13. Purdue was first in 3:45.49.
Borchers, Bergers, Betts and freshman Sahara Fletcher combined for a fourth-place time of 9:07.07. First place went to Kent State in 9:01.30
Ohio State returns to action in two weeks at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York City.
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