April 12, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s track and field team sits in second place after Friday competition at the 2013 All-Ohio Championships in Athens, Ohio. With 37 team points, the Buckeyes are four points behind leader and host Ohio University.
The performance of the day came from senior Alexis Thomas, who won the hammer throw for the second week in row behind an impressive 62.55m (205-2.50) heave. Ohio State’s distance runners also turned in strong efforts to secure valuable points for the team.
Here’s a complete recap of day one from Athens:
OSU placed two athletes in the Top 4, with senior Tori Brink claiming second place in a time of 10:50.92 and sophomore Nicole Hilton taking fourth in 11:00.61. Miami’s Erica Howes was first in 10:40.85.
Runner-up honors went to sophomore Michelle Thomas in a personal-best time of 34:56.27, the third-best time in the event in school history. Ohio’s Juli Accurso captured first place in 34:38.93.
Sophomore Abie Ehimwenman (5.68m/18-7.50) and senior Bridget Jacobs (5.49m/18-0.25) finished fifth and eighth, respectively. Cincinnati’s Shanay Portis placed first overall with a jump of 5.89m (19-4.00).
Three Buckeyes are ranked in the Top 8 of the standings through three events: sophomore Jordan Moxley (third, 2829 points), freshman Jasmine Glover (2784) and freshman Ivy Horn (2696). Moxley’s day included a win in the high jump (1.64m/5-4.50).
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