June 8, 1998
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The future is so bright for a pair of OSU sprinters that they have to wear shades. So. Dominique Calloway and Fr. Donica Merriman earned All-America honors this past weekend by finishing 6th and 7th, respectively, in the 100-meter hurdles at the NCAA Track & Field Championships. Triple jumper Tamieka Porter capped an outstanding career by earning her second All-America certificate by finishing eighth in the triple jump. Jr. Ayanna Reece competed in the 400-hurdles but did not qualify for the finals. She’ll be back next year. And two other seniors capped terrific careers by competing at the NCAAs: Sekou Smith in the 400 hurdles and Shanda McJunkins in the 400-meter dash.
Six baseball Buckeyes were drafted in the Major League Baseball draft last week. Sr. catcher Mike Kremblas went in the 8th round to Toronto; Jr. pitcher Eric Thompson went in the 12th round to Oakland; So. centerfielder Mike Lockwood went in the 14th round to Oakland; Sr. shortstop Mark Carek went in the 23rd round to the New York Yankees; Jr. pitcher Justin Fry went in the 37th round to Pittsburgh; and Sr. pitcher Mike Stafford went in the 41st round to Toronto.
Speaking of baseball: two former Buckeyes hooked up on the big league mound Sunday as Scott Klingenbeck started for Cincinnati and Dave Burba started for Cleveland in a much-watched inter-league game. Burba recorded the win in the 6-1 Cleveland victory and helped himself with a two-run home run.