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Feb. 12, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State senior Rob Myers, who has exhausted his indoor eligibility and will join the Buckeyes as a scoring competitor in the outdoor season, clocked the third-best time run by an American this season in the men’s mile with a time of 4:00.17, Feb. 6 at the Indiana Invitational to win the event as an unattached competitor.

Myers’ time in the mile qualifies him for the 2004 US Indoor Championships where he plans to run his second race of the indoor season in preparation for the outdoor season.

Two fellow seniors who are also have used their eligibilty in indoor season are competing well in the hurdles events as unattached competitors. OSU seniors Joel Brown, an All-American in both the indoor and outdoor sessions in 2003, and Molly Logan have turned in top times in the men’s and women’s 60-meter hurdles in preparation for their return to the Buckeye squad in the outdoor season.

Brown most recently turned in a 7.81 to claim second at the Indiana Invitational, while Logan topped the field in the same event on the women’s side with a time of 8.30. Logan also clocked an 8.30 to win the event at the Ohio State Invite Jan. 31. Brown also claimed first at the OSU Invite in a time of 7.92 and added a 7.64 in the 55-meter hurdles in the indoor opener to win first place at the Buckeye Invite Jan. 10.