RALEIGH, N.C. Jordan Jennewine claimed first-place in the 1500m run on the final day of the Reebok Raleigh Relays, putting the finishing touches on a solid opening to the outdoor season for the Ohio State women’s track and field team.
Jennewine, a sophomore out of Dayton, Ohio crossed the finish line in a personal record time of 4:26.65 (the second-best in school history), finishing just ahead of Grand Valley State’s Monica Kinney. Junior Ashley Jones finished in fifth-place in the Section II finals of the 1500m in 4:46.87.
The 4x100m relay team set the top time in the Big Ten this season with its fourth-place finish at 46.03. Hampton finished first with a time of 45.16, followed by North Carolina and Seton Hall.
Freshman Maggie Mullen surprised the field in the javelin throw, claiming third-place in her first javelin competition at the collegiate level. Her mark of 44.15m was just over three meters off of the winning throw by Joanna Borawski.
Letecia Wright placed third in the 100m hurdles in a career best time of 13.34. The sophomore from Baltimore, Md. did not fare as well in the 100m dash, taking 11th in 12.18.
The pole vault saw a fifth-place finish from sophomore Ashley Bowden, who set a personal best mark of 3.50m. Duke’s Amy Fryt finished first at 3.75m.
Kelcey McKinney followed up her third-place long jump Friday with a personal record in the triple jump. The freshman from Dayton finished 10th at 11.55m.
The Buckeyes travel to Austin, Texas April 2 for the 82nd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.