COLUMBUS, Ohio The Midwest’s top athletes were on display Friday night in Bloomington Ind., and the Ohio State women’s track and field team ran right with the best of them.
The Buckeyes, led by Ayrizanna Favours’s triumph in the 400m Dash Invitational, qualified a host of runners for competition Saturday afternoon inside Gladstein Fieldhouse. Favours’s time of 54.96 edged former Indiana star Stacey Clausing by one one-hundreth of a second, setting a Big Ten season-high mark in the process.
Sophomore Letecia Wright qualified first in the 60m hurdles at 8.53, while teammate Alana Gray followed .01 seconds behind in third.
Jordan Jenewine impressed in the 800m, qualifying second with a time of 2:13.37, improving on her previous career-high time by more than five seconds. Ohio State qualified two other runners for the 800m final Saturday, junior Ashley Jones and sophomore Kesha Brooks. Jones took fifth with a time of 2:15.92 as Brooks finished in seventh place at 2:16.84.
The 200m Dash preliminaries saw Wright qualify in fourth position at 24.90, while Shaniqua McGinnis sprinted her way into the fifth spot for the 400m dash finals with a time of 57.01. Junior distance runner Emily Thompson took third in the 3000m run Invitational, finishing behind Indiana’s Wendi Robinson and Pasca Cheruiyot of Missouri State with a time of 9:54.24.
Saturday’s competition on the Indiana University campus gets underway at 9:30 a.m. ET with field events. Track gets underway shortly after 10 a.m. ET. For more information visit IUHoosiers.com.