Oct. 1, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio-Ohio State sophomore Jason Rogers (So., Los Angeles, Calif./Brentwood) is ranked No. 1 in the recent Men’s Sabre Junior World Rankings. Sisters Hanna Thompson (So., Rochester, N.Y./East) and Metta Thompson (So., Rochester, N.Y./East) are ranked No. 3 and No. 5, respectively, in the Junior Women’s Foil U.S. Rankings released by US Fencing.

Rogers tied for third at the Junior World Cup in Louisville, Ky., earlier in the month. In women’s foil, Hanna Thompson tied for third and Metta Thompson placed ninth.

The Ohio State fencing team will begin its season Nov. 17 at the OSU Dual Meets held at the Larkins Hall. The Buckeyes finished fourth at the NCAA Championships in March, its highest finish ever.

Junior World Rankings released by US Fencing: Junior Men’s Sabre World Rankings: Rk. Points 1. Rogers, Jason (USA/OSU) 104 2. Arnaud Drion (FRA) 86 3. Ildemar Sanchez (VEN) 68 4. Michael Momtselidze (USA) 68 5. Alexei Yakimenko (RUS) 64 6. Timothy Hagamen (USA) 64 7. Marcin Koniusz (POL) 62 8. Mathieu Offroy (FRA) 56 9. Patrick Ghattas (USA) 50 10. Luther Clement (USA) 48

Junior Women’s Foil U.S. Rankings: Rk. Points* 1. Cross, Emily R 4,676.0 2. Leahy, Jacqueline 4,167.0 3. Thompson, Hanna (OSU) 3,193.0 4. Florendo, Jessica S 2,641.0 5. Thompson, Metta (OSU) 2,070.0 6. Willette, Doris E 1,979.0 7. Austin, Anne 1,840.0 8. Luitjen, Cassidy 1,814.0 9. Hiss, Sophie C 1,618.0 10. Delahanty, Amy 1,450.0

*The sum of points earned at designated international competitions PLUS the FOUR highest point totals among the following events: NAC Junior- 11/2001 NAC Junior- 1/2002 NAC Div1- 12/2001 NAC Div1- 1/2002 Division I Nationals- 4/2002 Junior Olympics U-20- 2/2002 Under-19 Nationals- 7/2001 Non-designated Senior and Junior International Results within last 12 months