Jan. 12, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The No. 11 Ohio State women's track and field team will compete in front of a home crowd for the second time this season Saturday, Jan. 14 for the second annual battle with rival No. 19 Michigan in "The Dual." The women's team started the tradition of a dual meet with Michigan last season after the men's program renewed the rivalry in 2008.
The meet begins at 11 a.m. ET with the weight throw and pole vault at French Field House. A complete recap will be available after the meet at www.OhioStateBuckeyes.com.
Schedule of Events:
11 a.m. - weight throw and pole vault
Noon - long jump and high jump
12:15 p.m. - shot put
1:15 p.m. - triple jump
1 p.m. - mile run
1:10 p.m. - 60-meter hurdles
1:20 p.m. - 400-meter dash
1:30 p.m. - 600-meter run
1:40 p.m. - 60-meter dash
1:50 p.m. - 800-meter run
2 p.m. - 200-meter dash
2:10 p.m. - 3000-meter run
2:25 p.m. - 4x400-meter relay
A Look Back at "The Dual" in 2011
Last season the Buckeyes defeated Michigan in "The Dual" in Ann Arbor 83-78.
Christina Manning led the way finishing first in the 60m hurdles with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 8.13 and in the 200m dash where she ran a 24.50.
Along with Manning's wins, Ohio State also took first in the 60m dash (Madison McNary, 7.46), high jump (Ashley Galbraith, 1.75m), shot put (Norianna Brown, 13.28m), weight throw (Alexis Thompson, 18.42m), triple jump (Kelcey McKinney, 12.56m) and 4x400m relay (Latoya Sanderson, Jackie Dim, Nyjah Cousar and Shaniqua McGinnis, 3:46.68).
Manning Named co-Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week
Senior sprinter/hurdler Christina Manning was named Big Ten co-Track Athlete of the Week Monday by the conference office. Manning received the honor along with Penn State's Mahagony Jones. This award is the second indoor Athlete of the Week award earned by Manning during her career.
The Waldorf, Md., native collects the weekly laurel after starting her final season as a Buckeye by placing first in two events at Friday's Buckeyes Classic. Manning won the 60m dash in 7.40 and the 60m hurdles in 8.19. Her dash and hurdle times were good enough to take the first and second spots in the nation this season, respectively.
Ohio State in the USTFCCCA National Rankings
In the Jan. 11 preseason rankings, Ohio State is No. 11 according to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). No. 19 Michigan and No. 25 Nebraska join the Buckeyes in the rankings to represent the Big Ten.
Last Time Out
The Buckeyes opened the 2012 campaign with the Buckeye Classic where they claimed first in eleven events. Below are some of the highlights from the meet:
Following Manning in the 60m dash were four more Buckeyes led by Chesna Sykes (7.48) and Christienne Linton (7.57) who placed second and third, respectively.
Linton finished behind Manning in the 60m hurdles in 8.64 for third.
Aisha Cavin (24.32) took first in the 200m dash and Alexandria Johnson (25.63) finished third.
In the 400m dash, Shaniqua McGinnnis led the way with a time of 56.30. Jackie Dim (58.31) placed second.
Janel Olberding (1:38.36) led a 1-2 finish in the 600m run. Olberding was followed by Taylor James (1:40.30)
Freshman Katie Betts (2:18.12) and Katie Borchers (2:18.81) went 1-2 in the 800m run.
With a time if 5:12.63, Caroline Murray took second in the mile run.
Mallory Kreider crossed the line in 10:22.87 for a second-place finish in the 3000m run.
Ashley Galbraith won the high jump after clearing the bar at 1.72m (5-7.75) and Jordan Moxley placed third (1.57m/5-1.75).
Norianna Brown took gold in the shot put with a mark of 13.92m (45-8). Maggie Mullen (12.88m42-3.25) came in second.
In the weight throw, Alexis Thomas (18.34m/60-02) and Katie Groseclose (16.05m/52-8) went 2-3.
Pedro won the long jump with a leap of 5.89m (19-4). Linton (5.88m/19-3.5) and Kelcey McKinney (5.87m/19-3.25) placed second and third, respectively.
Freshman Abieyuwa Ehimwenman (12.01m/29-5) took third in the triple jump.
In the pole vault, Stephanie Zimmerman finished second clearing the bar at 3.05m (10-0)
Ohio State's `D' team consisting of Woodruff, McGinnis, Cavin and Betts took second in 4:02.28). The `C' team of McKinney, Sykes, Dim and Borchers placed third in 4:03.35.
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The Scarlet and Gray will take some time off before heading to Lexington, Ky. for the Rod McCravy Memorial Jan. 27-28.