April 19, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sophomore Nicole Hilton won the 3000m steeplechase at the 28th Jesse Owens Track Classic Friday evening at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, highlighting the first day of competition for the Ohio State women’s track and field team.
Hilton crossed the finish line in a season-best time of 10:38.72, just ahead of Dayton’s Lizzie Gleason (10:39.58). OSU senior Tori Brink placed sixth in 10:52.58.
Other Buckeye highlights from day one:
Freshman Tammy Berger (4:32.71) and sophomore Katie Borchers (4:34.34) both set new personal records placing them in eighth and 10th place, respectively. Katie Porada of Illinois took first place with a time of 4:26.78.
Sophomore Michelle Thomas finished in fourth place, running a season-best time of 16:48.64. Cleveland Elite’s Jessica Odorcic was first in 16:32.75.
Ohio University took both first and second place with runners Krista Roehlig (17:32.69) and Morgan Meade (17:35.69). Third and fourth place went to Brink (17:38.97) and junior Mallory Kreider (17:44.74) respectively.
Competition resumes tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. ET.
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