Buckeyes Enjoy Successful Weekend at Gladstein Invitational

Chesna Sykes
Chesna Sykes

Jan. 25, 2014

Complete Results

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).

60m Hurdles

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.

200m Invitational

Sykes and Everson placed 1-2 in times of 24.62 and 24.83, respectively.

400m Invitational

Runner-up honors went to sophomore SoSo Walker in a time of 57.36, while sophomore Bri Neitzel placed seventh in 58.14. Purdue’s Aarin Jones took first place in 56.12.


Freshman Aaliyah Barnes raced to a first-place time of 57.36.

600m Invitational

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.

800m Invitational



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.

Mile Invitational

Junior Katie Borchers (4:58.35) and sophomore Tammy Berger placed fourth and fifth, respectively. Alyvia Clark of Loyola (Ill.) won the invite in 4:53.96.

3000m Invitational

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.

Weight Throw

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).

Long Jump

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.

4x400m Relay

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.

4x800m Relay

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.