March 25, 2012
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:
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.
Alexandria Johnson took sixth for OSU in a time of 13.82. McReynolds of Baylor placed first in 13.04.
Shaniqua McGinnis was ninth in 2:12.15. Brittany OgunMokun of Baylor took first in (2:06.92).
Ashley Galbraith finished in a three-way tie for second at 1.73m (5-8) behind Maryland’s Amber Melville.
A mark of 12.60m (41-4.25) helped Kelcey McKinney to sixth place behind Clemson’s April Sinkler (13.12m/43-0.50).
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).
Ohio State travels to Tucson, Ariz., next Saturday for the Jim Click Shootout.
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