Thomas Hammers Competition at the Big Ten Championships
May 10, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Senior Alexis Thomas won her second-consecutive Big Ten title in the hammer throw Friday afternoon at the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Championships at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
The winning throw of 64.19m (210-7.00) was nearly 11 feet better than the runner-up mark from Melissa Kurzdorfer of Penn State (60.91m/199-10.00). Thomas is the third Buckeye in school history to win back-to-back conference titles in the hammer (Katy Craig, 2001-2002 and Veronica Jatsek, 2007-2008).
Thomas collected 10 points with her win, placing the Buckeyes fourth overall through two events. Wisconsin leads the championship meet with 18 points. Badger Caitlin Comfort set a new Jesse Owens Stadium record with her winning time of 33:30.16 in the 10000m run.
The meet was delayed for approximately an hour and a half due to strong afternoon thunderstorms in the Columbus area. Due to the inclement weather, the pole vault was postponed until Saturday following the conclusion of the decathlon pole vault.
Events at JOMS resume tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. ET.
Team Standings - 2 Events Scored
1. Wisconsin - 18 points
2. Penn State - 12
3. Minnesota - 11
4. Ohio State - 10
5. Michigan State - 7
6. Iowa - 6
6. Illinois - 6
8. Purdue - 5
9. Wisconsin - 3