April 13, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s track and field team dominated its in-state rivals Saturday at the 2013 All-Ohio Championships in Athens, Ohio, amassing 212 team points to capture an impressive team victory. Kent State was a distant second with 148 points.
Ohio State enjoyed strong contributions from all event areas, but the sprints, hurdles and short distance athletes led the charge as the Buckeyes captured victories in the 100m, 400m and 800m dashes, as well as the 100m hurdles. Standout performers included senior Christienne Linton, a winner in the 100m hurdles and bronze medalist in the 100m dash, and freshman SoSo Walker, who placed first in the 400m and third in the 200m.
Here’s a complete recap:
Linton (13.84) and sophomore Alexandria Johnson (13.85) raced to a 1-2 finish in the event.
Abraham finished third in a time of 24.54. She was joined in the Top 5 by Walker (24.61) and freshman Bri Neitzel (25.01). Kent State’s Chanitta Westbrooks was the winner in 24.26.
Walker crossed the finish line in first place in a time of 55.64, with Neitzel (third, 55.85) and sophomore Aisha Cavin (fifth, 56.75) joining her in the Top 5.
Sophomores Katie Betts (2:10.15) and Katie Borchers (2:10.28) finished first and second, respectively.
Ohio State placed three freshmen runners in Top 4. Tammy Berger was the runner-up in a personal-best time of 4:35.28, followed in order by Helen Willman (PR of 4:39.58) and Minori Minagawa (PR of 4:39.96).
Runner-up honors went to sophomore Abie Ehimwenman at a season-best distance of 12.27m (40-3.00). Dior Delophont of Kent State was first at 12.55m (41-2.00).
A collegiate-best throw of 13.57m (44-6.25) helped freshman Alyssa Gary to an eighth-place finish. Kent State’s Joh’vonnie Mosley placed first at 16.07m (52-8.75).
Linton, Abraham, Johnson and Pedro combined for a winning time of 45.41. Cincinnati was the runner-up in 46.01.
Neitzel, Walker, Cavin and sophomore Janel Olberding finished first in 3:43.69. Kent State placed second (3:47.02).
Team Standings (Top 5)
1. Ohio State – 212 points
2. Kent State – 148
3. Akron – 99
4. Cincinnati – 96.5
5. Ohio U – 67.5
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