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April 10, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State mens and womens track and field teams both finished third at the U.S. Collegiate Track and Field Series in Tampa, Fla. today. The meet was hosted by the University of South Florida, which came away with the mens championship. Florida State was crowned victorious on the womens side. %^$

%^$Dominque Calloway (Jr. Aurora, Colo.) was an automatic qualifier for the NCAA Championships in the 100- and 400-meter hurdles with times of 12.95 and 56.83, respectively. Donica Merriman (So., Trotwood Ohio) qualified provisionally in the 100-meter dash (12.49), while Ayanna Reece (Sr., Bronx, N.Y.) was a provisional qualifier in the 400-meter hurdles, an event which she completed in 58.47. The womens 4×100-meter relay team of OSU (45.06) was also a provisional qualifier.%^$

%^$The Buckeyes have two meets next weekend. The majorityy of the squad will participate in the Pacesetter Invitational Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind, hosted by Indiana State University. A select few men and women will compete Saturday and Sunday at the Mt. Sac. Relays, hosted by Mt. San Antonio Junior College. %^$

%^$Final Team Scores%^$

%^$Men%^$1. South Florida 198%^$2. Florida State 183%^$3. Ohio State 146%^$4. Florida International 77%^$

%^$Women%^$1. Florida State 209%^$2. South Florida 185%^$3. Ohio State 150%^$4. Florida International 89%^$

%^$Individual Event Winners%^$

%^$Mens 800-meter run%^$1. Sheldon Collins, South Florida 1:51.36%^$9. David Gonzalez, Ohio State 1:59.08%^$10. Brian Ely, Ohio State 1:59.38%^$

%^$Mens 100-meter dash%^$1. Lew Breadwood, South Florida 10.36%^$3. Leandre Liggins, Ohio State 10.71%^$4. Joe Crallie, Ohio State 10.85%^$

%^$Mens High Jump %^$1. Christian Bland, Florida State 2.08m%^$6. Alan Barr, Ohio State 1.93m%^$

%^$Mens 400-meter dash%^$1. Andrew Pierce, Ohio State 47.12%^$5. Marlon DeLeon, Ohio State 50.16%^$

%^$Mens Long Jump%^$1. Joe Crallie, Ohio State 7.45m%^$6. Alan Barr, Ohio State 5.80m%^$

%^$Womens 400-meter low hurdles%^$1. Dominque Calloway, Ohio State 56.83%^$2. Ayanna Reece, Ohio State 58.67%^$

%^$Womens shot put%^$1. Makiba Batten, Florida State 13.72m%^$2. Karen Keys, Ohio State 13.17m%^$7. Katie Craig, Ohio State 9.76m%^$

%^$Womens 800-meter run%^$1. Laura Garber, Florida State 2:10.03%^$2. Carrie Hoblet, Ohio State 2:10.51%^$6. Ta-Meika Brown, Ohio State 2:18.46%^$

%^$Womens 100-meter dash%^$1. Tanya Lawrence, Florida International 11.36%^$2. Donica Merriman, Ohio State 11.49%^$7. Monique Coleman, Ohio State 12.12%^$

%^$Mens Discus Throw%^$1. Jody Lawrence, Florida State 53.92m%^$4. Rusty Azbell, Ohio State 40.02m%^$

%^$Mens Triple Jump%^$1. Joe Crallie, Ohio State 14.14m%^$

%^$Womens 100-meter high hurdles%^$1. Dominque Calloway, Ohio State 12.95%^$3. Donica Merriman, Ohio State 13.78%^$

%^$Womens 400-meter dash%^$1. Samantha George, Florida State 51.98%^$2. Cathy Rejouis, Ohio State 54.39%^$6. Rhondalynn Crawford, Ohio State 1:02:22%^$

%^$Mens Hammer Throw%^$1. Jody Lawrence, Florida State 57.04m%^$4. Rusty Azbell, Ohio State 41.18m%^$

%^$Womens 3,000-meter run%^$1. Minna Rasimus, South Florida 10:07.83%^$3. Alexis Schulist, Ohio State 10:31.75%^$

%^$Womens 4×100-meter relay%^$1. Ohio State 45.06%^$

%^$Womens Discus Throw%^$1. Makiba Batten, Florida State 45.18m%^$4. Karen Keys, Ohio State 39.72m%^$6. Katie Craig, Ohio State 37.26m%^$

%^$WomensLong Jump%^$1. Chinette Johnson, Florida State 5.79m%^$9. Cathy Carlin, Ohio State 4.63m%^$

%^$Womens Hammer Throw%^$1. Sara White, Florida State 47.34m%^$4. Katie Craig, Ohio State 37.54m%^$- Karen Keys, Ohio State FOUL%^$

%^$Womens Triple Jump%^$1. Chinette Johnson, Florida State 11.66m%^$7. Cathly Carlin, Ohio State 10.32m%^$

%^$Womens Javelin Throw%^$1. Keeley Handcox, Ohio State 35.32m%^$10. Katie Craig, Ohio State 14.40m%^$

%^$Womens 1,500-meter run%^$1. Minna Rasimus, South Florida 4:38.14%^$6. Katie Stevens, Ohio State 4:55.48%^$

%^$Mens 4×400-meter relay%^$1. Ohio State 3:13.70%^$

%^$Mens 5,000-meter run%^$1. Toni Pounonen, South Florida 15:09.71%^$2. Ian Connor, Ohio State 15:21.94%^$

%^$Womens 4×400-meter relay%^$1. Ohio State 3:39.28%^$

%^$Womens High Jump%^$1. Michaela Steele, Florida State 1.68m%^$2. Cathy Carlin, Ohio State 1.68m %^$

%^$Womens 5,000-meter run%^$1. Maria Otto, South Florida 17:44.22%^$4. Alexis Schulist, Ohio State 18:25.96%^$

%^$Mens Javelin Throw%^$1. Kevin Bateman, Florida International 57.90m%^$7. Rusty Azbell, Ohio State 39.84m%^$