No. 10 Ohio State Qualifies 13 For Final Day of Big Ten Championships
Feb. 24, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. – The No. 10 Ohio State women’s track and field team currently sits in ninth-place after the first day of competition at the 2012 Big Ten Indoor Championships at the Devaney Center. Thirteen Buckeyes have qualified for championship races set for tomorrow and are expected to bring in big points.
Christina Manning entered her final Big Ten indoor championships in record-setting fashion. Former Buckeye Donica Merriman and former Illinois hurdler Perdita Felicien set the record of 7.98 in the 60m dash back at the 2001 Big Ten Indoor Championships and today, Manning ran a 7.97 in the 60m hurdles prelims to break that record. The All-American’s lightning fast time is a PR, the second-best time in school history and is tied for the top time in Division I this year. Manning also placed first in the prelims for the 200m dash in 23.71 and second in the prelims for the 60m dash with a time of 7.39 to wrap up her stellar day.
Christienne Linton will join Manning in the hurdle finals after running a time of 8.40. The Scarlet and Gray entered four in the 60m dash and all four will step onto the track tomorrow for the finals. Ohio State claimed four of the top five spots in the prelims. Chesna Sykes (7.36), Manning and Madison McNary (7.43) went 1-2-3 while Linton (7.44) finished in fifth. Shaniqua McGinnis turned in the second-best time in Ohio State history in the 600m run after setting a PR of 1:29.37 to best the competition for first in the prelims. McGinnis also qualified in the finals for the 400m dash after crossing the line in 54.72 for third.
With stellar perfomances all around, Ashley Galbraith collected a school-record of 3,857 points in the pentathlon to finish seventh and earn the Scarlet and Gray two points.
Here’s a recap of the rest of the action from day one of the Big Ten championships:
60m Hurdles Prelims
200m Dash Prelims
400m Dash Prelims
600m Run Prelims
800m Run Prelims
Mile Run Prelims
Distance Medley Relay
Team Rankings - Six Events Scored
Competition resumes at noon with the high jump. A complete recap of the day's events will be available after the meet at www.OhioStateBuckeyes.com.