Feb. 12, 2012
Complete Results from the Don Kirby Invite
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The No. 18 Ohio State women's track and field team sent many to Albuquerque, N.M., for the Don Kirby Invite on Friday. Silver was the color of choice for the Buckeyes as they collected five silver medals on the meet.
Christina Manning pulled in two silver medals in Albuquerque. In the 60m hurdles Manning crossed the line in 8.16 to capture the silver. The senior's official time of 23.51 in the 200m dash stands as a PR and the seventh-best time in the nation. Oregon's English Gardner used an official time of 23.41 to narrowly edge Manning for the win. Gardner's time is No. 4 in the country.
Also picking up a silver medal was Shaniqua McGinnis who used a season-best time of 54.38 in the 400m dash.
Ashley Galbraith claimed another silver medal for the Buckeyes with a mark of 1.73m (5-8) in the high jump. Maggie Mullen picked up a silver in the weight throw where she used a PR of 20.78m (68-2.25) to collect the medal.
Here's a recap of the rest of the action from the Don Kirby Invite:
Chesna Sykes and Christienne Linton represented the Buckeyes in the finals. Sykes ran a 7.43 for seventh and Linton finished directly behind her tying her PR of 7.46 for eighth.
Running a PR time of 8.51 was Alexandria Johnson who finished sixth. Linton took ninth in 8.64. Unattached runner Angela Dwhyte placed first in 8.09.
With a time of 24.10, Aisha Cavin
finished seventh with her best time on the season. Adenike Pedro (24.29) and Sykes (24.33) placed ninth and tenth, respectively, with Pedro setting a new PR in the process. Johnson took 15th with a PR of 24.92.
Kachay Hullum (55.99) and Jackie Dim (56.02) finished tenth and 11th, respectively, with season-best times. Phyllis Francis from Oregon won the race in 53.19, the eighth-fastest time in the country.
Kelcey McKinney (5.90m/19-4.25) took eighth. Rachael Mack and Linton joined McKinney in the Top 15 by tying for third with identical marks of 5.72m (18-9.25). Abie Ehimwenman (5.53m/18-1.75) and Pedro (5.48m/17-11.75) placed 16th and 17th, respectively. Arantxa King (6.17m/20-3) from Stanford placed first.
Finishing fourth was McKinney with a leap of 12.77m (41-10.75). Mack took seventh with a season-best mark of 12.25m (40-2.25). Erica McLain, representing Nike, finished first with a mark of 13.56m (44-6).
Alexis Thomas (19.88m/65-2.75) placed sixth and Carly Pendleton (14.64m/48-0.5) took 15th. Texas Tech's Kelly Closse (21.26m/70-11.25) won the weight throw with an NCAA automatic qualifying mark and the third-best mark in the nation.
With season-best marks Norianna Brown (14.59m/47-10.5) and Mullen (14.26m/46-9.5) both made their way into the Top 15. Thomas (10.79m/35-5) finished 20th. Whitney Ashley (16.95m/55-7.5) from San Diego State placed first with the country's seventh-best mark.
Dim, Nyjah Cousar, Cavin and McGinnis combined for a fifth-place finish in the relay with a time of 3:40.64. Florida won the relay in 3:33.66, the fifth-fastest time in the nation and an NCAA automatic qualifying time.
Jennewine and Wagner Lead the Way for Ohio State in Geneva
Members of the No. 18 Ohio State women's track and field team also competed at the Spire Invitational in Geneva, Ohio this weekend where 13 PRs were set.
Jordan Jennewine used a PR of 4:47.76 to finish eighth in the mile in Ohio State's top performance during day two. Jennewine's time is the second-fastest in Ohio State history. On Friday, Meredith Wagner turned in a top 3 finish with her third-place personal-best time of 16:28.70 in the 5000m run.
The Spire Invitational wrapped up on Saturday evening. Here's a recap of the action from both days:
In the unseeded division, Taylor James a 58.18 for 11th and Jewelisa Thompson ran a 1:01.77. East Carolina's Tiffany Harris (54.62) finished first. In the seeded division, Janel Olberding crossed the line for 25th. Alysson Bodenbach (54.00) from Michigan State took first.
Finishing 14th was Olberding with a PR of 1:35.78. Frances Dowd from Virginia Tech took the gold in 1:30.99.
Tori Brink (2:09.41) and Katie Betts (2:09.51) placed in the top 15 in the 800m run after they both turned in personal-best times. Brink placed tenth and Betts finished in 13th-place. Taking 16th was Katie Borchers (2:12.27) who also set a PR. Rebecca Addison from Michigan ran a 2:05.24 to win.
Mary Sanders finished with a time of 5:24.57. Florida State's Hannah Brooks (4:39.83) turned in the top time.
Mallory Kreider (17:05.60) took seventh, Sarah Lowe (17:12.57) placed ninth, Nicole Hilton (17:24.50) finished 13th, Michelle Thomas (17:27.35) crossed the line in 15th and Devin Flood (18:18.96) and Sarah Chilson (18:27.45) took 20th and 21st, respectively. Kreider, Hilton, Thomas, Flood and Chilson all set new PRs. Michigan's Taylor Pogue (16:22.64) won with the sixth-best time in the country.
Camai Brandenberg used a PR in the pentathlon to finish tenth with 3231 points. Jordan Moxley finished 16th with 2842 points. Michigan's Ohunoma Osazuwa won with 4206 points.
Kim Concillado set a PR with a mark of 3.37m (11-0.75). Virginia Tech's Victoria von Eynatten won with a mark of 4.22m (13-10).
With a mark of 11.33m (37-2.25), Ashley Woodruff finished in 12th. Tori Franklin (13.05m/42-9.75) from Michigan State placed first.
Leading the way for the Buckeyes in the shot put was Alexandra Troester (12.05m/39-6.5), who finished 19th and Kristen Esterheld (12.03m/39-5.75), who placed 20th. Emily Taylor (11.33m/37-2.25) and Jordan Moxley (9.46m/31-0.5) took 22nd and 26th, respectively. Buffalo's Rebecca O'Brien (17.58m/57-8.25) finished in first.
Katie Groseclose finished 10th, throwing 16.75m (54-11.5). Groseclose was joined in the event by Esterheld (13.90m/45-7.25) and Troester (13.08m/42-11) who finished 20th and 23rd, respectively. Lauren Noe from Kent State (18.88m/61-11.5) took first.
The team of Thompson, James, Betts and Borchers ran a 3:54.83 to take 11th. The relay team from East Carolina finished in first in 3:39.74.
Ohio State will stay at home for the Buckeye Tune-up Feb. 17.