LEXINGTON, Ky. – Several members of the Ohio State women’s track and field team set personal records Friday evening inside E.J. Nutter Field House as the Buckeyes began competition at the Kentucky Invitational.
Maggie Mullen, a sophomore from Ontario, Canada, led the Buckeye effort on day one, finishing seventh in the finals of the weight throw with a personal record toss of 17.94m (58-10.25). Teammates Alexis Thomas and Stephanie Enarusai, finished 15th and 16th, respectively, with Thomas also setting a career best at 16.60m (54-5.5). Louisville’s D’Ana McCarty won the event with an NCAA automatic qualifying toss of 21.93m (71-11.5).
Sophomore Kelcey McKinney finished fifth in the triple jump preliminary round, qualifying for Saturday’s finals – her mark of 11.94m (39-2.25) was a personal record. Freshman Rachael Mack just missed the cut for the final round, placing 10th at 11.29m (37-0.5). LaTroya Darrell, a sophomore from Georgia, took the title at 12.41m (40-8.75).
Ashley Bowden recorded a ninth-place finish in the pole vault, clearing the bar at 3.40m (11-1.75). Michigan State senior Katie Shaw won the event with a mark of 3.80m (12-5.50).
Tomorrow’s action begins at approximately 10:30 a.m. with the high jump.