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Feb. 3, 2007

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s track and field team finished the final day of the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York, N.Y., inside the Armory Fieldhouse. Ohio State was led in the Armory by sophomore Veronica Jatsek, who won the weight throw, while senior Kim Willet cleared the top mark in the Akron Invitational pole vault in Akron, Ohio.

Jatsek won the Armory weight with an NCAA provisional and season best mark of 65 feet, 4 inches. Her mark is the seventh best throw in the country this season. On the Armory track, senior Jenna Harris finished the event with a pair of top 10 finishes, taking sixth in the 60-meter dash in 7.45 and adding an eighth-place time in the 200-meter dash in 23.97.Also in the field, Veronica Vance came in fifth in the triple jump with a mark of 39-4 1/2.

At Akron, Willet tied the Ohio State record with a winning mark of 11-11 3/4 in the pole vault. In running events, freshman Saryana Ferguson was third in the 200m (25.51), freshman Ashley Jones was third in the mile (5:08.3) and senior Melanie Price paced a sixth-place time of 10:11.93 in the 3,000m.

Complete results for the Akron Invitational can be viewed at finishtiming.com. Armory results are available at armorytrack.com.

Next week the women’s team will head to State College, Pa., to take part in the Sykes-Sabock Challenge on Feb. 9-10 on the campus of No. 21 Penn State University.

Notable Ohio State Results at New Balance Invitational

========================================================================== Name School Finals ========================================================================== Event 55 Women Weight Throw Finals 1 Jatsek, Veronica Ohio State 19.91m 65-04.00

Event 17 Women 60 Meter Dash Finals 1 Facey, Simone Texas A&M 7.46 7.34 2 6 Harris, Jenna Ohio State 7.39 7.45 2

Event 31 Women 200 Meter Dash Finals 1 Baptiste, Kelly Ann Lsu 23.70 23.37 3 8 Harris, Jenna Ohio State 23.97 23.96 1

Event 21 Women Pole Vault Blue Div 1 Willet, Kimberly Ohio State 3.65m 11-11.75