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Jan. 7, 2001

COLUMBUS, Ohio-The Ohio State men and women’s track and field teams opened the indoor season with promising performances in the Ohio State Invitational today. Katy Craig (Jr., Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson) captured a first-place finish in the weight throw, (19:59) qualifying her for the 2001 NCAA Championship. Erin Carter(So.,Logan,Ohio/Logan) and Alexis McCall ( Fr., Elyria,Ohio/Elyria)qualified for the NCAA provisonals in the shot put. Carter posted a mark of 15.15m while McCall captured a mark of 14 .92m

Donica Merriman (Sr., Tortwood, Ohio/ Trotwood-Madison) coasted to victories in the 60-meter dash (7:48) 60-meter hurdles (8:32) and the 200-meter ( 24:90). Both Andrew Pierce (Sr., Yellow Springs, Ohio/ Yellow Springs) and Joel Brown (So., Baltimore, Md./ Woodlawn) had strong performances for the men’s squad. Pierce posted a first-place finish in the 400-meter dash (47:84) following his performance with a win in the 200-meter (22:01) He also anchored the win by the 4×400 relay team. Brown placed second in the 200-meter dash (22:03) and won the 60-meter hurdles (8:19)

The Buckeyes will travel New York City for the New York Invitational on Jan 13.

Ohio State Track and Field Invitational Results
Saturday, January 06, 2001

Event Winners

Men’s Mile 1. Rob Myers, OSU 4:15.04 2. Nicki Peters, Coppin State 4:15.04 3. Horace Steele, Morehouse 4:23.53

Men’s 400 meter dash 1. Andrew Pierce, OSU 47.84 2. C. Cornwall, OSU 49.25 3. Greg Benefield, KSU 51:35

Men’s 800 meter 1. Horace Steele, Morehouse 1:57.13 2. John Pacak, Ohio State 1:59.69 3. Nate Hutchington, OSU 1:59.89

Men’s 60 Meter High Hurdles 1. Joel Brown, OSU 8.19 2. Ryan Grear, OSU 8.21 3. Ennis Williams, OSU 8.41

Men’s Weight Throw 1. Andrew Saurer, OSU 17.17m 2. Rusty Azbell, OSU 17.01m 3. Dan Taylor, OSU 16.65m

1. Rob Myers, OSU 4:15.04 2. Nicki Peters, Coppin State 4:15.04 3. Horace Steele, Morehouse 4:23.53

Women’s 400 Meter Dash 1. M. Clarke, Central State 58.30 2. Onica Fraser, OSU 58.78 3. Molly Logan, OSU 59.29

Women’s 60 Meter Dash 1. C. Colins, Morgan St. 8.26 2. X. Williams, Morgan St 8.46 3. Amy McCoy, Rio Grande 8.50

Women’s 800 Meter Run 1. Brooke Peterson, OSU 2:22.95 2. S. Stephens, Morgan St. 2:24.09 3. Najah Mujhid, Morgan St. 2:24.13

Women’s 60 Meter Low Hurdles 1. Donica Merriman, OSU 8.32 2. Molly Logan, OSU 8.76 3. Dalanda Jackson, OSU 8.82

Women’s 200 Meter Dash 1. Donica Merriman, OSU 24.90 2. D. Page, Morgan St. 25.59 3. Onica Fraser, OSU 25.90

Women’s Weight Throw 1. Katy Craig, OSU 19.59m 2. Alexis McCall, OSU 15.87m 3. Erin Carter, OSU 14.88m

Women’s Pole Vault 1. Becky Heintz, OSU 2.90m 2. Molly Nease, OSU 2.45m – Jules Sheridan, OSU NH

Women’s High Jump 1. Tami Smith, OSU 1.72m 2. S. Tanic, Morgan St. 1.62m 3. Nicole Brown, Coppin St. 1.62m

Women’s Shot Put 1. Erin Carter, OSU 15.15m 2. Alexis McCall, OSU 14.92m 3. Desiree Jones, OSU 13.06m

Men’s 200 Meter Dash 1. Andrew Pierce, OSU 22.01 2. Joel Brown, OSU 22.23 3. Courtney Cornwall, OSU 22.36

Men’s 600 Meter Run 1. Nickie Peters, Coppin St. 1:40.00 2. W. Drummond, Coppin St. 1:40.00 3. Beryl Harris, Coppin St. 1:40.17

Women’s 3,000 Meter Run 1. Kati Stevens, OSU 10:36.68 2. Renee Berry, Coppin St. 11:37.98 3. Kenisha Miller, Coppin St. 11:51.82

Women’s 600 Meter Run 1. R. Crawford, OSU 1:38.44 2. Terris White, Coppin St. 1:39.93 3. Lindsey Brown, OSU 1:43.00

Men’s 4×400 Meter Relay 1. Ohio State 3:17.58 2. Coppin State 3:24.04 3. Morgan State 3:29.91

Women’s 4×400 Meter Relay 1. Morgan State 3:56.01 2. Ohio State 3:58.55 3. Morgan State “B” 4:06.73

Men’s 3,000 Meter Run 1. Ian Conner, OSU 8:48. 2. Joe Barnes, OSU 8:54.90 3. Derrick Butler, OSU 8:55.01

Women’s mile Kati stevens OSU 5:18.05 Mandy Osmond OSU 5:24.54 Jennifer Ordway OSU 5:28.74

Men’s shot put Dan Taylor OSU 17.31m Jeff Matcha OSU 16.37m Justin Cavines OSU 15.90m

Men’s Pole Vault Seth MaCarter OSU 14’01 Rob Aldredge OSU 14’01 Jeremiah Johnson OSU 14’01