Ohio State Wraps Opening Weekend at UCF

Go Buckeyes! Madison McNary
Go Buckeyes!
Madison McNary
Go Buckeyes!

March 25, 2012

Complete Results

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s track and field team concluded competition at the season-opening UCF Invitational Saturday afternoon at the UCF Track and Field Complex in Orlando, Fla.

Here’s an event-by-event breakdown of the Buckeyes’ trip south:

100m Dash
A collegiate-best time of 11.42 – fourth best in school history – earned Chesna Sykes a third-place finish in the 100m dash behind unattached competitor Simone Facey (11.32) and Tiffany McReynolds of Baylor (11.42). Madison McNary turned in an eighth-place time of 11.71 for the Scarlet and Gray.

100m Hurdles
Alexandria Johnson took sixth for OSU in a time of 13.82. McReynolds of Baylor placed first in 13.04.

400m Hurdles
Runner-up honors went to Nyjah Cousar in a time of 59.93, while All-American Christina Manning placed sixth in 1:01.24. Baylor’s Christina Holland was the victor in 59.67.

800m Run
Shaniqua McGinnis was ninth in 2:12.15. Brittany OgunMokun of Baylor took first in (2:06.92).

1500m Run
Michelle Thomas (4:43.74) and Nicole Hilton (4:45.78) place sixth and ninth, respectively, for the Buckeyes. Albany’s Kathryn Fanning was first in 4:30.79.

High Jump
Ashley Galbraith finished in a three-way tie for second at 1.73m (5-8) behind Maryland’s Amber Melville.



Triple Jump
A mark of 12.60m (41-4.25) helped Kelcey McKinney to sixth place behind Clemson’s April Sinkler (13.12m/43-0.50).

4x100m Relay
McNary, Manning, Sykes and Christienne Linton placed third overall in a time of 43.88, second best in school history. Clemson was first (43.50) and UCF second (43.58).

4x400m Relay
The Buckeye team of McGinnis, Cousar, Kachay Hullum and Jackie Dim finished fifth in 3:39.72. One Goal Athletics was first in 3:28.03.

Ohio State travels to Tucson, Ariz., next Saturday for the Jim Click Shootout.