EUGENE, Ore. – The Ohio State women’s 4x400m relay team headlined the second day of competition at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Thursday evening held at historic Hayward Field by earning the last spot in the 4x400m final in thrilling fashion. With a time of 3:31.02, the Buckeyes extended their competition schedule to Saturday for one last race.
Starting out the day’s competition, senior Chantel Ray appeared in the second heat of the 100m hurdles. Ray ran a time of 13.40, finishing 21st overall. Senior Maggie Barrie was next up in the 400m dash, finishing fifth in the third heat and 16th out of all competitors by clocking in at 52.80.
Senior Christine Frederick crossed the finish line at 35:23.61 in the 10,000m final to finish 22nd, closing out her senior year among the top 24 in the nation.
Ending the day on a high note, the women’s 4x400m relay squad of Barrie, sophomore Halimah Barlow, freshman Syaira Richardson and juinor Karrington Winters qualified for the final race on Saturday with a season-best time of 3:31.02. Running in the first heat, the group placed fourth and awaited two additional heats for their fate. The OSU team proved to have run in the fastest heat and earned the last ticket to the finals with the eighth-best time out of 24 teams.
Competition turns back to the men’s side tomorrow, with OSU starting off with the 4x100m relay final at 8:32 p.m. ET. Junior DaJuan Seward will also compete in the triple jump final at 8:40 p.m.