Ohio State Finishes Second at Drake Relays

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Aisha Cavin
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April 27, 2013

Complete Results

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State women's track and field team compiled 19 points from five scored events to finish second overall at the 104th Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday afternoon. Defending Big Ten indoor champion and 17th-ranked Illinois was first with 42 points.

Here are some highlights from the Buckeyes' trip to Drake:

100m Dash
Senior Ashlee Abraham used a season-best time of 11.62 seconds to finish in third place. Iowa Central's Dominique Kimpel placed first in 11.55.

400m hurdles
A personal-best time of 57.86 - the fourth-fastest time in school history and top-15 performance nationally - helped freshman Alexis Franklin win her heat and place second overall. Iowa State's Eseroghene Okoro finished first in a time of 57.43

3000m Steeplechase
Senior Tori Brink finished ninth overall in a season-best time of 10:42.85. Illinois State's Elise Sigg was the winner in 10:12.64.

Distance Medley
Freshman Tammy Berger and sophomores Janel Olberding, Katie Betts and Michelle Thomas set a new school-outdoor record by more than 25 seconds, finishing seventh overall in a time of 11:34.28. Minnesota won the event with a time of 11:06.47.

4x100m Relay
Ohio State and Illinois dueled for the top spot in a Big Ten championship preview, with the Buckeyes finishing second behind the Illini in a season-best and top-20 Division I time of 44.63. Illinois completed its race in 44.28, a top-15 performance nationally.



4x400m Relay
The Buckeyes crossed the finish line in sixth place in a time of 3:39.13. Illinois cruised to a first-place time of 3:32.40.

4x800m Relay

A new school record was set as freshman SoSo Walker, Betts, Olberding and sophomore Katie Borchers crossed the finish line in fifth place with a time of 8:39.80, more than 16 seconds better than the previous school best. The relay team from Notre Dame finished first in a time of 8:33.65.   

1600m Sprint Medley
Abraham, senior Aisha Cavin, freshman Bri Neitzel and Berger combined for a seventh-place time of 3:54.43, which ranks third best on the all-time list at Ohio State. First place went to Illinois (3:45.75).