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Feb. 14, 2003

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s and women’s track and field team competed at the Sykes/Sabock Challenge Cup hosted by Penn State University Friday in the first day of action. The men’s team is in second place following Friday’s events after seniors Joel Brown (Baltimore, Md.), 60m hurdles, and Drew Carter (Solon, Ohio), long jump, won their respective events. The women’s side was led by Molly Logan (Sr., Philadelphia, Pa.), who completed an Ohio State sweep of the hurdle events with a provisional qualifying time of 8.26. The men’s squad trails only host Penn State by a 59-34 figure.

Brown, who set an OSU record last week in the Rod McCravy Invite at the University of Kentucky, equaled his program all-time best mark of 7.77 as he took first in the 60m hurdles, which is good for a provisional qualification for national competition.

Logan helped the Buckeyes claim both sides of the 60m hurdles as she claimed first place, while Brandi Hogan (Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa.) placed second with a provisional time of 8.39. The event marks the second instance this season that Pennsylvania-natives Logan and Hogan have placed first and second in the 60m.

Ohio State senior jumper Carter scored 10 first place points for the Buckeyes as he captured his second straight tournament title posting a 24-3.00 (7.39m) leap in the men’s long jump.

Ohio State weight throw record holder Dan Taylor (Jr., Middlefield, Ohio) competed in the preliminary rounds of the event Friday evening. Results will be released following the finals Saturday.

The Buckeyes take action for the second day of competition in the Sykes/Sabock at 10 a.m.