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Jan. 27, 2001

%^$COLUMBUS, Ohio– Members of the Ohio State track and field teams opened day one of competition at the Arkansas Invitational Friday, Jan. 26.in Fayetteville, Ark. Four Buckeyes were able to accomplish Top 5 finishes in their individual events.%^$

%^$In field events Ohio State’s Drew Carter captured a second-place finish in the men’s long Jump (7.59m). Brad Hart finished fifth in the high jump with a mark of (6′-10.75).Katy Craig (Jr., Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson) placed second in the weight throw with a mark of 19.32 meters while teammate Tami Smith (So., Galloway, Ohio/Westland) posted a fifth-place finish in the women’s high jump with a mark of (5′-09.7)%^$

%^$The Arkansas Invitational will conclude late Saturday evening Jan. 27%^$

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Friday January 26, 2001%^$Men’ High Jump%^$1. Michael Ponikvar 2.19m Stanford%^$2. Lavar Mil 2.19m Unattached%^$3. Alfred Neal 2.19m Barton Co CC%^$5. Brad Hart 2.10m OSU%^$

%^$Men’s Long Jump%^$1. Melvin Lister 7.63m HSI%^$2. Drew Carter 7.59m OSU%^$3. Rolle Jamial 7.53m Southwest Mo.%^$14.Nosa Ehimwenman 6.85m OSU%^$

%^$Women’s Long Jump%^$1. Farah Jean Pierre 6′-0 Florida Int.%^$2. Hyleas Fountain 6’0 Barton Co. CC%^$3. Liz Toman 5′-09.75 Colo. State%^$5. Tami Smith 5′-09.75 OSU%^$

%^$Women’s Weight Throw%^$1. Florence Ezeh 20.73m SMU%^$2. Katy Craig 19.32m OSU%^$3. Marie Lejour 17.57m Arkansas%^$17.Erin Carter 13.72m OSU%^$

%^$Men’s 400-meter dash%^$1.Ryan Smith 47.58 Southwestern Mo.%^$2. Bean Laboris 48.20 Oklahoma%^$3. Joaquin Bassolls 48.66 Florida Int.%^$16.Thomas Dickson 49.57 OSU%^$