COLUMBUS, OH Alana Gray secured four points after a fifth-place finish in the pentathlon and the Ohio State women’s track and field team sits in fifth place at the end of day one at the Big Ten Indoor Championships.
Gray put together a noble effort in her first pentathlon of the year with a score of 3829, narrowly missing out on fourth place, which went to Alecia Beckford-Stewart of Illinois with 3840 points.
Letecia Wright qualified for both the 60m dash and 60m hurdle finals tomorrow afternoon. Her fifth-place time of 7.55 seconds in the 60m preliminaries was a career best, while her third place mark of 8.28 was .02 seconds off the second place time set by Ranay Harvey of Purdue.
In the 400m dash preliminairies, senior Ayrizanna Favours sprinted her way to the third position for Sunday’s final in 55.70. Shaniqua McGinnis also qualified for tomorrow’s final in sixth place with a time of 56.14.
Ashley Caldwell was the other top OSU performer on the first day, finishing fifth in the 5000m prelims in 1:31.93, a personal record.
Michigan and Minnesota are tied at the end of day one at 42 points. Competition concludes Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. ET at Indiana’s Gladstein Fieldhouse.
Day One Results
1) University of Michigan — 42
1) University of Minnesota — 42
3) Penn State University — 32
4) Indiana University — 27.5
5) University of Illinois — 23
5) University of Wisconsin — 23
7) Michigan State University — 17.5
8) Purdue University — 16
9) University of Iowa — 7
10) Ohio State University — 4