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April 28, 2006

Columbus, Ohio – Members of the Ohio State track and field teams continued competition Friday on the third day of events at the 106th running of the Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field in Philadelphia.

OSU thrower Lenny Jatsek, the 2006 Big Ten champion in the indoor weight, heaved a seventh-place mark of 52 feet, 4 inches in the men’s collegiate shot put championship. In the shot college division, Pat Whalen took top honors with a near-career best toss of 57-0.

In the field for the women Big Ten current indoor and outdoor champion Jessica Stringer took seventh in the high jump with a mark of 5-8 3/4.

In the relays, the OSU men’s 4×100-meter team clocked a season-best time of 41.83 to rank 33rd in the collegiate division. The men’s distance medley consisted of freshmen Matt Comer and Jeff See, junior Gerald Griffin and senior Brian Olinger and ran in the collegiate championships section. The foursome placed 10th in a time of 9:43.84.

Later Saturday, Adam Wilhelm joined Comer, Griffin and See in the sprint medley and captained that squad to a sixth-place overall finish and top time in its heat with a 3:23.89. The women’s SMR timed a 4:00.11 fr 19th overall.

Complete results for the 2006 Penn Relays are available at www.pennathletics.com. The Buckeyes are back in action Saturday at the Penn Relays.