June 12, 2014


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Redshirt senior Ashlee Abraham and sophomore Alexis Franklin of the Ohio State women’s track and field team each earned their second All-American Second Team honors of the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships Thursday on the track in Eugene, Ore.  

Abraham earned Second Team All-American honors with a 16th-place finish in the 200-meter dash. The Detroit product crossed the finish line in 23.66 seconds to finish sixth in her heat. Abraham claimed Second Team All-American status in the 100-meter dash Wednesday. Oregon’s Jenna Prandini ran the top time of the afternoon at 22.95.

Franklin, who hails from Millersville, Md., finished 16th-overall in the 100-meter hurdles to also earn her second All-America Second Team honors of the championships. Franklin finished sixth in her heat in a time of 13.52 seconds. She finished 13th in the 400-meter hurdles on Wednesday. Arkansas State’s Sharika Nelvis posted the top time of the event in 12.76 seconds.

The Buckeyes 4×100-meter relay team will compete for a chance at a national title Saturday. The Buckeye team consisting of sophomore Aliyah Everson, freshman Aaliyah Barnes, redshirt junior Chesna Sykes and Abraham combined for the sixth-fastest time of the semifinals Wednesday, winning their heat and finishing in 43.94 seconds. The finals are set to take place at 5:10 p.m. ET Saturday.