Buckeyes Battle for the All-Ohio Title in Athens
April 11, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s track and field team challenges its in-state rivals this Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, at the 2013 All-Ohio Championships in Athens, Ohio.
Competition is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET Friday and 10 a.m. ET Saturday. Live results will be available at
Buckeyes Ranked No. 47 in USTFCCCA Week Three Rankings; Sixth in Regional Poll
Seven Big Ten teams are featured in the Top 50: No. 16 Illinois, No. 22 Nebraska, No. 26, Penn State, No. 30 Michigan State, No. 44 Michigan, the Buckeyes, and No. 48 Wisconsin. Kansas is the No. 1-ranked team in the country, followed by No. 2 Oregon and third-ranked Texas A&M.
In the Great Lakes regional rankings, Ohio State sits at No. 6. Michigan is the top-ranked team in the region followed by Notre Dame and Michigan State.
For more information on the USTFCCCA rankings, visit www.ustfccca.org.
Jesse Owens Track Classic Set for April 19-20
Like the "J.O. Classics" of the past, the 2013 edition will serve as a stage for collegiate and post-collegiate athletes to perform at their highest levels. In its history, the Jesse Owens Track Classic has served as a top venue for many future and former Olympians. Current and past record holders for the Jesse Owens Track Classic include Olympic medalists John Drummond, Michelle Finn, Allen Johnson, Edwin Moses, Dwight Stones and former Buckeyes Diane Dixon, Joe Greene and Butch Reynolds. Others of Olympic fame include Judi Brown, Roger Kingdom, Carl Lewis, Louise Ritter and Calvin Smith, as well as past OSU Olympians Mark Croghan and Stephanie Hightower.
Former Buckeye Kelcey McKinney Honored at Scholar-Athlete Dinner
Kelcey McKinney, a 2012 graduate of The Ohio State University, was presented the Corwin A. Fergus Memorial Award at the Ohio State Scholar-Athlete Dinner April 1 at the Ohio Union.
Fergus scholars are male or female student-athletes who have excelled in athletics, achieved academically (3.00 GPA minimum), demonstrated positive qualities of character and citizenship and shown potential for success in a graduate or professional program. Established in 1967, the award is given in memory of Corwin A. Fergus, a member of the Ohio State football team (1912-14), a graduate of the Ohio State School of Law and later a successful businessman. The award reflects his strong commitment to the pursuit of academic and athletic excellence and his positive contributions to society. The $5,000 postgraduate scholarships, which each are renewable for up to three years, can be utilized for graduate study or professional programs at Ohio State.
McKinney is a four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, as well as the 2011 Big Ten champion in the triple jump and a two-time All-Big Ten performer.
As a team, Ohio State had a total of 28 student-athletes honored as Ohio State Scholar-Athletes.
Buckeyes in the Individual Top 25
• Alexis Thomas – No. 10 in the hammer throw
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Last Time Out
The star of the day was Thomas, who took first place in the hammer throw with an impressive 63.80m (209-4.00) heave, nearly 13 feet better than second-place finisher Sara Savatovic of Kansas State (59.92m/196-7.00). The distance ranks 10th in Division I this season.