LOUISVILLE, Ky. Sophomores Jordan Jennewine and Letecia Wright qualified for final round competition as the Ohio State women’s track and field competed on day one of the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships in Louisville, Ky.
Jennewine, who has steadily become a leader in distance events for the Buckeyes, ran a time of 4:29.02 in the 1500m run preliminaries for the Scarlet and Gray, securing her spot in Saturday’s finals. Tennessee’s Sarah Bowman holds claim to the top qualifying time after finishing in 4:13.59, a Louisville Cardinal Park record.
Wright qualified for the 100m hurdle finals on Saturday with an explosive time of 13.45, the fifth-best on the day. Michigan All-American Tiffany Ofili finished with a time of 12.91 to lead the field. Alana Gray finished 25th in 14.26.
Anchor Wright and the 4x100m relay team just missed out on qualifying for the Saturday’s final run, finishing ninth in the preliminaries with a time of 45.80. Eastern Illinois secured the final spot for the championship run, taking eighth in 45.78.
Sarah Foster finished 12th in the finals of the 1500m run in a time of 16:57.59, not enough to qualify the sophomore for the NCAA Championships. Angela Bizzari took the event title in an NCAA Mideast Regional record time of 16:11.00.
Ohio State returns to the track tomorrow beginning at 11 a.m. ET, as Maggie Mullen competes in the finals of the women’s javelin.