Personal records fall in Knoxville; Foster impresses at Mt. SAC Relays
COLUMBUS, Ohio Led by Jordan Jennewine’s first-place finish in the 3000m run, the Ohio State women’s track and field team completed day one of competition Friday at the Volunteer Track Classic in Knoxville, Tenn.
Jennewine set a personal record with her victory in the 3000m, breaking the tape in 9:44.32. It is the second career best time on the season for Jennewine, whose 4:26.65 run in the 1500m at the Raleigh Relays was the second-best in school history.
Ellen Birmingham followed her teammate in second-place with a personal record run of 10:16.80. Sarah Lowe was fourth in 10:40.95.
Freshman Maggie Mullen placed fourth in hammer throw with a personal record toss of 46.28m. Stephanie Enarusai was eighth at 42.99m, another career best.
Alana Gray placed sixth in the shot put at 11.69m. Tennessee’s Annie Alexander, one of the nation’s top athletes in the event, claimed first with an NCAA qualifying mark of 16.12m.
The pole vault saw a fourth-place finish from Ashley Bowden, who cleared the bar at 3.05m. The top two finishers set NCAA qualifying marks.
Alison Roquet was first in the triple jump at 10.59m.
The Buckeyes wrap up the invitational Saturday afternoon. For live stats, visit http://www.utladyvols.com/livestats/w-track/09vtc/.
Foster at the Mt. SAC Relays
Sarah Foster competed for the Scarlet and Gray Friday at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. Running beside some of the country’s top distance runners, the junior placed 21st in the 10000m run with a personal record time of 35:16.47, the Big Ten’s best recorded time so far this season.