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Feb. 27, 2016

Final Results 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s track and field team earned a seventh-place finish at the 2016 Big Ten Indoor Championships Saturday at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

OSU closed the meet with 45 points, just shy of sixth-place Nebraska (48). No.6 Michigan won the conference title with 109 points, followed by No. 25 Purdue (102 points) and Penn State (96.5).

The Buckeyes won two medals on the final day of competition, setting school records in both events. Senior SoSo Walker, sophomore Beatrice Hannan, senior Alexis Franklin and freshman Karrington Winters combined for a silver-medal time of 3:32.88 in the 4×400-meter relay, the ninth-fastest time in Division I this season. In addition, junior Aaliyah Barnes raced to a silver-medal time of 23.37 in the 200-meter dash, the 16th-fastest time in the nation.

Walker got things started for the Buckeyes with a fifth-place finish in a highly-competitive 400-meter final, crossing the finish line in a season-best time of 53.25 seconds, the fourth-best time in school indoor history and a Top-25 performance nationally.

Next up, Barnes and senior Aliyah Everson raced in the 60-meter final. Barnes turned in an eighth-place finish in 7.55 seconds, with Everson following in ninth in at time of 7.56.

Junior Rachel Weber would follow with an eighth-place performance in the 800-meter final in a time of 2:09.84. Weber ran a personal-best time of 2:06.73 in preliminary competition.

In the 60-meter hurdle finals, Franklin place seventh overall in 8.39 seconds, while sophomore Chantel Ray was ninth in a time of 8.45.

The 600-meter final featured a fourth-place finish from Winters, who led for much of the race before being passed down the stretch. Winters finished in a time of 1:30.28, just shy of her personal-best run of 1:29.95 from Friday’s preliminary heat.

Ohio State featured three finalists in the 200-meter dash. Along with a runner-up effort from Barnes, Everson was seventh in a season-best 23.85 seconds, while sophomore Maggie Barrie was eighth in a time of 24.15.

In the field, freshman Mikaela Seibert used a personal-best jump of 12.59 meters (41-3.75) to place fourth in the triple jump, while fellow freshman Sade Olatoye placed sixth in the weight throw at 19.92 meters (65-4.25).

Second Team All-Big Ten
Aaliyah Barnes
Alexis Franklin
Beatrice Hannan
SoSo Walker
Karrington Winters

Points Breakdown
200m – 11
4x400m Relay – 8
Triple Jump – 5
600m – 5
400m – 4
Weight Throw – 3
60m Hurdles – 2
Shot Put – 2
Distance Medley – 2
Long Jump – 1
60m – 1
800m – 1
Total – 45 points

Team Rankings – Six Events Scored
1) No. 6 Michigan – 109
2) No. 25 Purdue – 102
3) Penn State – 96.5
4) Minnesota – 89
5) Iowa – 50
6) Nebraska – 48
7) Ohio State – 45
8) No. 22 Wisconsin – 38
9) Maryland – 28
10) Indiana – 25
10) Rutgers – 25
12) Michigan State – 24.5
13) Illinois – 22