Feb. 21, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women's track and field team hosted the Buckeye Tune-Up Friday night at French Field House. It served as the final regular-season event, as the Buckeyes will head to the Big Ten indoor championships next weekend at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
Here’s how the night went for the Scarlet and Gray:
Senior Ashlee Abraham claimed first place with a time of 7.39. Senior Adenike Pedro (7.53) finished shortly after in second place, a season best.
Junior Alexandria Johnson took first place in a time of 8.38, a personal best.
Ohio State took the top two spots with freshman Aaliyah Barnes placing first with a season-best time of 24.63. Sophomore Aliyah Everson was right behind in a time of 24.66.
Barnes (55.69) and sophomore Bri Neitzel (57.29) crossed the finish line in second- and third-place, respectively.
Sophomore SoSo Walker claimed first place with a time of 1:30.79, a personal best and French Field House record. Rachel Weber placed third in 1:35.20.
Sophomore Tammy Berger claimed the title with a personal-best time of 2:14.61. Junior Katie Betts placed second in 2:15.22, while freshman Kaitlyn Willette was fourth in 2:17.03
Ohio State placed three athletes in the Top 5. Sophomore Minori Minagawa
finished in second, running a personal best of 5:01.03. Sophomore Helen Willman
(5:02.19) and Kaitlyn Willette
(5:06.09) also ran personal-best times, finishing in third and fourth, respectively.
Ohio State finished with two athletes in the Top 4. Junior Nicole Hilton (9:56.81) and senior Mallory Kreider (10:12.21) took first and fourth place consecutively. It was a season best for both Hilton and Kreider.
Ohio State claimed two of the top three spots, with sophomore Jasmine Glover tying her personal-best mark of 1.73m (5-08.00) to win the title. Junior Jordan Moxley (1.68m/5-06.00) took third place.
Senior Bianca Walton used a season-best mark of 12.00m (39-4.50) to claim third place.
Ohio State took the top three spots, with Walton taking first place with a personal-best leap of 5.84m (19-02.00). Junior Abie Ehimwenman took second with a mark of 5.80m (19-00.50), while senior Adenike Pedro also turned in season-best mark, placing third at 5.72m (18.09.25)
Sophomore Alyssa Gary led Ohio State with a third-place finish (13.27m/43.06.50).
Senior Emily Taylor took the title with a PR of 19.06m (62-06.50). Junior Carly Pendleton (17.33m/56-10.25) placed fourth for Ohio State.
Sophomore Emily Schwartz and freshman Grace Ashworth tied for second with a vault of 3.37m (11-00.75).
Ohio State finished second overall in a time of 3:51.38. Austin Peay won the relay in 3:48.88.
The Buckeyes travel to Geneva, Ohio, for the 2014 Big Ten Indoor Championships Feb. 27 to March 1.