April 20, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Senior Alexis Thomas broke her own school record in the hammer throw at the 28th Jesse Owens Track Classic Saturday afternoon at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, clearing 65.48m (214-10.00) to finish second overall.
Thomas, who set the previous school record last May at the Big Ten outdoor championships (64.62m/212-0.00) , currently ranks seventh in Division I this season. Akron’s Brittany Funk won the event at 65.96m (216-5.00) – she ranks sixth in the country in 2013.
Here’s a complete recap of day two at the JOTC:
Senior Ashlee Abraham (11.75) and junior Adenike Pedro (11.78) finished in third and fourth, respectively. Adella King of Indiana Tech was first in 11.50 seconds.
Johnson took first place with a time of 13.92. Senior Christienne Linton crossed the finish line in second with a time of 14.04.
Third place went to sophomore Aisha Cavin in a time of 55.57. Kent State’s Shanequa Williams placed first in 55.13.
Franklin took first with a time of 58.50. She was followed by Zalika Dixon of Indiana Tech (1:00.83) and Breanna Peabody of Oakland (1:01.61).
Buckeyes took both first and second place. Borchers finished in first with a time of 2:10.76, with sophomore Janel Olberding placing second in 2:11.92.
Sophomore Abie Ehimwenman jumped a season-best 5.90m (19-04.25) to take second place. Leah Eber, competing unattached, was the winner at 6.19m (20-3.75).
Junior Bianca Walton, competing unattached, placed third at 11.92m (39-1.25). Kent State’s Keri Dantley finished first (12.26m/40-2.75), followed by former Buckeye Kelcey McKinney (12.07m/39-7.25).
Freshman Bri Neitzel, Cavin, Olberding and Franklin combined for a first-place time of 3:44.36. Indiana State finished second in 3:47.35.
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