June 7, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s track and field team saw its season come to an end Thursday afternoon at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore.
Senior Ashlee Abraham was the only Buckeye with remaining events heading into Thursday as she competed in the 200m semifinals. The Detroit, Mich., native used a personal-best time of 23.40 to earn Second Team All-America honors, finishing sixth in her heat and 16th overall. LSU’s Kimberlyn Duncan finished with the top time of 22.15, as the top eight competitors moved on to Saturday’s final.
“In order to be in the finals you have to bring you’re A-game and I just don’t think we were quite strong enough this weekend,” Karen Dennis, head coach of Ohio State women’s track and field said. “National’s are tough and our girls are finding that out, but I really think this experience will pay dividends for next season and beyond for many of them.
“I couldn’t ask for much more from Abraham today as she put up a PR in the 200, and I feel Katie Borchers ran great in the 800 yesterday as well for it being her first time here. When I finally do take a moment to reflect on this season I think we will find that a lot of great things happened. We will continue to work hard to be stronger and deeper as we move forward.”
Coach Mamie Rallins Memorial Service