Abraham Wins 60-Meter Championship at the Armory

Feb. 7, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Senior Ashlee Abraham ran a personal-best time of 7.29 seconds to win the 60-meter championship Friday afternoon at the Armory Collegiate Invitational in New York City, highlighting the first day of competition at The Armory for the Ohio State women’s track and field team.

The winning time by Abraham ranks the Detroit native third all-time at Ohio State and seventh in Division I this season. Fellow senior Chesna Sykes posted a personal-best time of 7.30 in the preliminary round, placing her fourth all-time at Ohio State and eighth in Division I this season.

Junior Abie Ehimwenman posted a personal-best mark of 6.10 meters (20-0.25) in the long jump to place fourth overall. The distance ranks third all-time in Ohio State indoor history.

In the 1000-meter run, freshman Rachel Weber fell just shy of the school-indoor record, finishing 12th overall in 2:52.61, the second-best time in OSU history.

Other day one highlights for the Buckeyes from The Armory:

60m Hurdle Championship
Junior Alexandria Johnson placed ninth overall in a time of 8.55 seconds. Arizona’s Nnenya Hailey was first in 8.21 seconds.

60m Hurdle College
Sophomore Jasmine Glover used a personal-best time of 8.73 to place fifth overall. De’Von Johnson of Kennesaw State was first overall in 8.57 seconds.

400m College
Johnson finished third overall in 56.60. Marisa Bellamy of South Carolina captured the win in 55.30. Johnson posted a season-best time of 56.06 in the prelims.

3000m Eastern
Runner-up honors went to sophomore Sakiko Minagawa in a personal-best time of 10:03.94. South Florida’s Bethany Evans was first (10:00.90).

Distance Medley
Ohio State ‘A’ turned in a combined time of 11:44.14 to finish third overall. Mississippi State took home the win in 11:38.93.

Competition resumes tomorrow at 8 a.m. ET.