Women's Track & Field

Ohio State Hosts Buckeye Classic Friday at French Field House

Jan. 9, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women's track and field team opens its 2014 indoor season this Friday, Jan. 10, in front of a home crowd at the Buckeye Classic. The Buckeyes play host to Ashland, Dayton, Kentucky State, Marshall, Ohio, Wright State and several top area individuals and running clubs inside French Field House.
Action from French is scheduled to begin at approximately 4:00 p.m. ET with field events, with running events set for 4:30. A complete recap will be available after the meet at www.OhioStateBuckeyes.com. Live Results can be found at www.FinishTiming.com and updates will be available throughout the meet on Twitter, @OhioState_WTRK.

Top Returners
Katie Borchers – 2013 USTFCCCA/NCAA Cross Country All-American … 2013 All-Great Lakes region and All-Big Ten selection … 2013 Honorable Mention All-American (800m) … school-record holder in the outdoor (2:05.56) and indoor (2:06.95) 800m

Aisha Cavin – 2012 First Team All-American (4x100m relay) ... three-time Second Team All-American (200m, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay) ... two-time Big Ten champion in the 4x100m relay ... three-time All-Big Ten selection

Alexis Franklin – 2013 Big Ten champion in the 400m hurdles ... 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... two-time All-Big Ten selection (400m hurdles, outdoor 4x400m relay)

French Field House
Completed in November 1956 at a cost of $1,010,000, French Field House was designed for indoor track and field meets but is also used as a practice facility for many sports.



A $1.3 million renovation project inside the field house was completed in October 2009. Renovations included: an all-new 200-meter state-of-the-art track and indoor field competition surface; brand new bleachers along the south side with a capacity of 800; new long jump/triple jump pits; permanent throws area; and re-painting of interior roof, steel beams and walls.

The field house was named in honor of Prof. William E. French, who was the Western Conference faculty representative for The Ohio State University for 32 years.

Up Next
Ohio State travels to Lexington, Ky., next weekend (Jan. 17-18) for the Kentucky Invitational.

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