Buckeyes Send Two to NCAA Indoor Championships
March 6, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Senior Alexis Thomas and sophomore Aisha Cavin will represent the Ohio State women’s track and field team at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships this Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, in Fayetteville, Ark.
Thomas competes in the weight throw trial/final at 1:30 p.m. ET Friday, while Cavin hits the track for the 200m semifinals later that night at approximately 8:35 p.m. ET. A complete recap will be available after the meet at www.OhioStateBuckeyes.com.
OSU History at the National Championships
Buckeyes Ranked No. 75 in USTFCCCA Week Seven Poll
Four Big Ten teams are featured in the Top 50: No. 10 Illinois, No. 23 Michigan, No. 37 Michigan State and No. 45 Wisconsin. LSU is the top-ranked team in the nation, followed by No. 2 Kansas.
In the Great Lakes regional rankings Ohio State sits at No. 5 behind Michigan, Kent State, Notre Dame and Wisconsin.
For more information on the USTFCCCA rankings, visit www.ustfccca.org.
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Last Time Out
Cavin was the star of the meet for the Buckeyes, earning silver and bronze medals in the 400m and 200m, respectively, and anchoring the 4x400m relay team to a bronze-medal finish. In all, the sophomore contributed a total of 20 points to the final team score.
As a collective unit, Ohio State enjoyed balanced scoring from a variety of event areas, including sprints, middle distance and throws. The Buckeyes totaled 14 points in the 60m, enjoyed impressive performances in the 600m and 800m from Janel Olberding and Katie Borchers, respectively, and witnessed a personal-best and fourth-place mark of 21.13m in the weight throw from Thomas.