Buckeyes Play Host to Jesse Owens Track Classic
April 17, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State women's track and field team is set to host the 28th Jesse Owens Track Classic April 19-20 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. More than 450 athletes are scheduled to compete in what is sure to be an exciting weekend of track and field in Columbus.
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Buckeyes No. 47 in USTFCCCA Week Four Rankings; Fourth in Regional Poll
Seven Big Ten teams are featured in the Top 50: No. 18 Illinois, No. 22 Nebraska, No. 25 Penn State, No. 29 Michigan State, No. 38 Wisconsin, the Buckeyes, and No. 48 Michigan. Kansas is the No. 1-ranked team in the country, followed by No. 2 Texas A&M and third-ranked Oregon.
In the Great Lakes regional rankings, Ohio State jumped two spots to No. 4. Notre Dame is the top-ranked team in the region followed by Michigan, Michigan State, the Buckeyes, and Kent State.
For more information on the USTFCCCA rankings, visit www.ustfccca.org.
Former Buckeye Kelcey McKinney Honored at Scholar-Athlete Dinner
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
OSU enjoyed strong contributions from all event areas, but the sprints, hurdles and short distance athletes led the charge as the Buckeyes captured victories in the 100m, 400m and 800m dashes, as well as the 100m hurdles. Standout performers included senior Christienne Linton, a winner in the 100m hurdles and bronze medalist in the 100m dash, and freshman SoSo Walker, who placed first in the 400m and third in the 200m. Thomas led the way in the field, winning the hammer throw for the second week in row behind an impressive 62.55m (205-2.50) heave.