Women's Track & Field

No. 18 Ohio State Wraps Up Last Regular Season Indoor Meet In Style

Go Buckeyes! Shaniqua McGinnis.
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Shaniqua McGinnis.
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Feb. 17, 2012

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - The No. 18 Ohio State women's track and field team finished up their last regular season indoor meet in front of a supportive hometown crowd Friday at French Field House. The Scarlet and Gray put on a show for fans, setting 12 new personal-best times and marks while also claiming eight gold medals.

In her last meet at French Field House, Christina Manning ran a time of 8.11 in the 60m hurdles for the victory. Manning then set a PR of 7.28 in the 60m dash, second-fastest in Ohio State history. With the second-best time in school history, Shaniqua McGinnis set a PR and claimed a gold medal in the 600m run. McGinnis's time was 1:30.97.

Chesna Sykes used a PR of 7.32 in the 60m dash to finish second and move up in the record book with the third-best time in school history. Madison McNary finished the top-3 sweep with a time of 7.38. Ohio State swept the top-3 spots in the 400m dash. Nyjah Cousar (55.52), Kachay Hullum (55.90) and Jackie Dim (56.20) finished 1-2-3. Christienne Linton collected two top-3 finishes for Ohio State. Linton took second in the long jump with a mark of 5.88m (19-3.5) and third in the 60m hurdles with a new personal-best time of 8.30. Kelcey McKinney (25.43) and Rachael Mack (25.58) place second and third, respectively, in the 200m dash.

Nicole Hilton won the mile with a new PR of 5:02.93. Mary Sanders (3:07.48) took second in the 1000m run. In the 3000m run, Sarah Chilson ran a personal-best time of 10:29.83 for a bronze medal.

With a leap of 11.97m (39-3.25), Abie Ehimwenman won the triple jump. Ashley Woodruff (11.72m/38-5.5) took second. Ashley Galbraith claimed gold in the high jump after winning the jump off. Galbraith cleared the bar at 1.77m (5-9.75).

In a loaded shot put competition, Norianna Brown picked up the win with a personal-best mark of 15.19m (49-10). Katie Groseclose set a PR of 17.13m (56-2.5) for second in the weight throw.

Here's a recap of the rest of the action from the OSU Tune-Up:

60m Dash
Adenike Pedro crossed the line in 7.56 to finish in fifth place. McKinney came in eighth place with a time of 7.77. 

60m Hurdles
With a new PR, Alexandria Johnson placed fifth in 8.50.

400m Dash
Jewelisa Thompson placed tenth in 1:01.87.

600m Run
Setting a PR was Janel Olberding (1:34.69), who finished in fourth.

Mile Run
Sarah Lowe (5:12.96) took fifth and Michelle Thomas finished in sixth (5:14.07).

Long Jump
Pedro used a mark of 5.62m (18-5.25) for fifth. In 12th place was Camai Brandenberg (5.24m/17-2.25). Unattached jumper Lana Mims (6.01m/19-8.75) won the event.

Weight Throw
Joining Groseclose in the Top 10 was Carly Pendleton (15.50m/50-10.25). Kristen Esterheld (14.26m/46-9.5) and Alexandra Troester (13.71m/44-11.75) set PRs for 15th and 16th, respectively. Ashland's Janine Tessarzik used a mark of 17.37m (57 ft.) for the win.

Shot Put
Troester (12.48m/40-11.5) was ninth and Esterheld (11.50m/37-8.75) placed 11th. Emily Taylor (11.08m/36-4.25) and Galbraith (10.85m/35-7.25) finished 13th and 16th, respectively. Pendleton (10.49m/34-5) and Moxley (10.22m/33-6.5) came in 18th and 19th, respectively, with Moxley setting a PR.

Pole Vault
Allison Hammond (2.75m/9-0.25) placed eighth. Jennifer Foster (3.50m/11-5.75) took first.

High Jump
Clearing the bar at 1.57m (5-1.75)was Moxley for sixth.

Up Next
The Buckeyes will head to Lincoln, Neb., for the 2012 Big Ten Indoor Championships Feb. 24-25.



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