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May 14, 2005

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s and women’s track and field teams continued to compete through the second of three days at the 2005 Big Ten Outdoor Championships Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Both squads slid in the team standings in Day No. 2. The women, who ranked fourth after three events Friday, dropped to sixth with a total of 28 points. The men were fifth at the completion yesterday also slipped to sixth place with 20.5 points. Wisconsin leads the men’s team standings with 65 points after seven events, while Penn State holds the top total at 56.5 in the women’s end.

Rosalind Goodwin, who swept the Big Ten indoor and outdoor horizontal jumps in both 2004 and ’05, completed the indoor-outdoor sweep in the women’s long jump Saturday with a leap of 20 feet, 1 ½ inches. She used her fourth jump to best Leah Kincaid of Purdue, who reached 19-8 ¾.

Aaron Fisher, a junior from Indianapolis, took the lead in the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase with two laps to go and began to runaway from the pack, but faltered on the final water jump and fell to second place in 8:47.30.

In preliminary sprints, a pair of Buckeyes advanced the finals in two events. For the women, Jenna Harris moved in to the final in the 100-meter dash with a tie for the top time in the heats at 11.55 and in the 200m in 24.07. Todd Dutch also moved on in two evenst for the men. The junior from Turnerville, N.J. posted the third-best time in the 100m prelims at 10.36 and followed with a 21.03 for the second-best qualifier in the 200m.

Freshman Tony Cole took second in his 100m heat at 10.46 to join Dutch Sunday. The finals of the 100-and 200-meter dashes will be run Sunday. The women will run at 1:50 p.m., followed by the men at 1:55 p.m. In the 100-meter hurdles, Dalanda Jackson reached the finals with a time of 13.85.

In the throws, senior Shelaine Larson, who took second in the hammer Friday, scored a team point with an eighth-place finish in the shot put. For the men, freshman Lenny Jatsek placed sixth in the discus with a season-best throw the exceeded the 71-foot mark.

Complete results for the 2005 Big Ten Outdoor Championships can be accessed at www.flashresults.com.

The championships conclude Sunday with event finals in 25 events, beginning with the women’s triple jump at 11:40 p.m. The track events start at 12:45 p.m. with the women’s 4×100-meter relay.

Men – Team Rankings – 7 Events Scored =============================================================================== 1) Wisconsin 65 2) Minnesota 59 3) Indiana 41 4) Iowa 32 5) Purdue 21 6) Ohio State 20.50 7) Michigan State 13 8) Penn State 10 9) Illinois 8.50 10) Michigan 3

Women – Team Rankings – 7 Events Scored =============================================================================== 1) Penn State 49.50 2) Wisconsin 48 3) Minnesota 34.50 4) Purdue 31 5) Illinois 30 6) Ohio State 28 7) Michigan 23 8) Michigan State 19 9) Indiana 7 10) Iowa 3