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April 20, 2005

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s and women’s track and field teams travel to Louisville, Ky., to compete in the 2005 Cardinal Invitational Saturday. The University of Louisville will play host to the event which begins at 1:45 p.m. with the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Meet Information: Cardinal Invitational
Information and complete results from the 2005 Cardinal Invitational can by obtained by visiting www.uoflsports.com.

Goodwin, Moore Claim Long and Triple Jumps at All-Ohio
Senior jumpers Rosalind Goodwin and Shayla Moore combined to turn in a pair of first-place finishes for the women with season-best efforts in both the long and triple jumps. Goodwin won the long jump with a leap of 20 feet, 3 3/4 inches ahead of Moore, who placed third at 18-6 1/2. In the triple jump, Moore claimed the top mark at 42-0 3/4 in front of Goodwin at 40-6 3/4. Both marks for Goodwin served as regional qualifiers, while Moore’s triple jump effort also was a regional qualifier.

Nine Buckeyes Post Regional Qualifying Marks Over The Weekend
This past weekend at the All-Ohio championships and Mt. Sac Relays, nine Buckeyes posted regional qualifying marks. Heading into the 2005 Cardinal Invitational, Ohio State has 11 individuals who have qualified for the 2005 NCAA Mideast Regional Championships in Bloomington, Ind.

Cole Picks Up Where He left Off
After posting an impressive indoor campaign that saw him claim 2005 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Freshman of the Year honors, Tony Cole has continued to impress in the outdoor season. At the All-Ohio championships, Cole claimed the 100-meter dash in a time of 10.58 and placed fourth in the 200m clocking a mark of 21.95.

Mt. Sac Relays Recap
In addition to the All-Ohio championships, Ohio State also sent eight individuals to compete in the 2005 Mt. Sac Relays in Mt. Sac, Calif.

Highlighting the field for the women’s squad was Nicole Gliem as she timed a career-best and Mideast regional qualifying 16:43.87 to place sixth in the 5,000-meter run. On the men’s side, Aaron Fisher, a 2004 Outdoor All-American in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, placed eighth in a time of 8:45.98. Fisher’s time in the event also served as a Mideast qualifying time.

Additionally for the men, freshman distance runner Braden Martinez took third in the University/Open 5,000-meter run in a time of 14:35.33. The men’s team also had four runners in the 10,000-meter University/Open event. Freshman John Ealy and junior Dan Glaz led the way as Ealy crossed the finish line in 28th place in a time of 29:54.34 ahead of Glaz and his 33rd-place finish in 30:15.27.

Price Sets Program Record in 3,000-meter Steeplechase
This past weekend at the All-Ohio Championships, sophomore Melonie Price placed second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a season-best 10:54.36, which also set the Ohio State program record in the event.

Last Time Out: Women Place Second Men Finish Fourth at All-Ohio Championships
The Ohio State men’s and women’s track and field teams placed fourth and second, respectively, at the 2005 All-Ohio Championships this past Saturday in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

Rosalind Goodwin turned in two regional qualifiers by winning the long jump with a leap of 20-3 3/4 and taking second in the triple jump at 40-6 3/4. Shayla Moore claimed the triple jump with a regional standard of 42-0 3/4. Jessie Stringer also had a regional qualifier in placing second in the high jump at 5-8 3/4.

Tiffany Davis won the hammer at the All-Ohio with a heave of 184-1, which served as a regional qualifier. Senior Dalanda Jackson timed a regional mark en route to winning the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 13.68.

On the men’s side, Bryan Duby won the men’s hammer with a throw of 198-3, marking his third hammer win and third regional qualifier in three meets this season. Lenny Jatsek posted a regional mark in the discus, placing second with a throw of 166-7.

Todd Dutch placed first in the men’s 200-meter dash in 21.24 Tony Cole finished first in the 100-meter dash in 10.58.

Upcoming Home Meets
The Ohio State track and field teams will play host to two more events this season. The Jesse Owens Track Classic is scheduled to run May 6-7. The Buckeyes also welcome the 2005 Big Ten Championships May 13-15.

Duby Earns Big Ten Athlete of the Week Bryan Duby was named male Athlete of the Week by the Big Ten April 12. Duby was awarded the accolade following the Big Blue Classic in Charleston, Ill. Last week, Duby claimed the hammer throw title with a career-best heave of 201-2. The award is the second in the outdoor season for the Ohio State throws team. Fellow senior Shelaine Larson claimed the women’s award March 29 after winning the hammer at the Florida Relays.

Duby claimed the league honor for the first time in his career after scoring his second hammer throw win in as many meets. Duby has topped the 200-foot mark in each of his two outdoor competitions.

Larson Earns Second Big Ten Athlete of the Week Honor for 2005
Shelaine Larson, a senior thrower, was named female Athlete of the Week by the Big Ten March 29. Larson’s second Big Ten accolade of 2005 came after a career-best heave of 191-3 in the hammer throw while competing in the Florida Relays. Larson was honored by the league Feb. 22 during the final week of the indoor season.

With her toss at the Florida Relays, the native of Ventura, Calif., earned a qualifying mark to the 2005 NCAA Mideast Regional Championships May 27-28 in Bloomington, Ind. Larson’s throw ranks atop the Big Ten standings and eighth overall in the national performance standings.

Larson is the first Buckeye to claim Big Ten Athlete of the Week honors in the 2005 outdoor season and the 12th OSU thrower to win the award in the last two indoor and outdoor seasons combined.

Duby, Larson Sweep Hammer Throw at Florida Relays
Bryan Duby and Shelaine Larson, both senior throwers at Ohio State, swept the men’s and women’s hammer throw at the Florida Relays.

Duby eclipsed the 200-foot mark for the first time in his career en route to winning the hammer with a heave of 200 feet, 2 inches (200-2). With his personal-best throw, Duby became just the third Buckeye to surpass the 200-foot mark in OSU history. The throw, which serves as a regional qualifier, ranks fifth in the Ohio State all-time performance list.

Larson marked the top collegiate throw in the hammer at 191-3, a regional qualifying mark.

Ealy and Glaz Post Qualifying Times at Stanford Invitational
Buckeye distance runner John Ealy posted a provisional qualifying time for the 2005 NCAA Regional Championships while competing at the 2005 Stanford Invitational March 25. Fellow distance runner Dan Glaz also posted a strong performance in the event as he provisionally qualified for the 2005 NCAA Championships.

Glaz competed in section one of the 10,000-meter run and recorded a career-best 29:14.29, which smashed his previous career mark of 29:23.48.

Ealy, who competed in section three of the 5,000-meter run, clocked a time of 14:12.18 to finish second.

Ohio State Plays Host to 2005 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships
The Ohio State University will welcome teams from across the Big Ten Conference May 13-15 as it plays host to the 2005 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

The last time Ohio State hosted the Big Ten championships was in 1998 in Ohio Stadium. The 2005 event will mark the first time Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium has hosted the Big Ten Track and Field Championships.

The 10,000-seat stadium has proven to be one of the elite track and field complexes in the nation, having played host to the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships in 2003.

“We are pleased to welcome the Big Ten this season,” Russ Rogers, Ohio State Track and Field head coach, said. “The Jesse Owens is a great facility. It was built to host events like the Big Ten championships, NCAA regional meets and hopefully the nationals. I think the other Big Ten schools will be impressed with the event. For us, it definitely is an advantage to compete at home and not have to worry about traveling.”

Ohio State Assistant Robert Gary Named Cross Country Runner of Year
Robert Gary, Ohio State cross country head coach and track and field distance coach, was named 2004 United States Cross Country Runner of the Year by Track and Field News.

Gary was awarded the honor following a tremendous campaign that saw him qualify for the 2004 World Cross Country Championships in both the 4 and 12-kilometer runs, posting times of 11:15 and 35:07, respectively, at the U.S. cross country championships.

At the world championships, Gary was the first American finisher in the 4k, clocking a time of 12:12.

In 2003, Gary also qualified for the world championships, winning the 4k title and placing sixth in the 12k run. Gary’s 2004 qualification to the world championships in two events marked the first time a U.S. runner made both teams in consecutive years.

Also in 2004, Gary earned a second trip to the summer Olympics in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in Athens, Greece. His first trip to the Olympics came at the 1996 Atlanta Games.

This past fall, Gary directed the men’s team to a winning performance at the All-Ohio Intercollegiate Cross Country Championships and its fourth appearance to the NCAA championships where the team finished 22nd of 30 teams.

Up Next
The Ohio State men’s and women’s track and field teams returns to action April 28-30 as the squads compete in the 2005 Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Penn.