Feb. 11, 2005


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s and women’s track and field teams participated in first-day action at the 14th annual Iowa State Classic Friday in Ames, Iowa. The Buckeyes were one of 60 teams competing in the meet at ISU’s Lied Recreation Center.

Brian Olinger, a senior from Fresno, Ohio, highlighted day-one action for the men’s team, winning the 5,000-meter run in a personal-best and school record time of 13:54.34. Olinger’s time also serves as an automatic qualifier to the 2005 NCAA Indoor Championships. Olinger’s mark snapped the 13:58.94 turned in by former Buckeye Chris England in the 1994 season.

Highlighting the day for the women’s team was the OSU throws squad that claimed three of the Top 6 spots in the weight throw. Shelaine Larson paced the group by finishing third with a NCAA provisional toss of 62 feet, 3 inches (62-3). Tiffany Davis and Katy Houser followed in fifth and sixth,respectively. Davis posted a mark of 60-1 3/4, while Houser notched a heave of 59-10 1/2. In the men’s weight throw, Bryan Duby finished fifth with a throw of 66-6 1/2, also a provisional qualifier.

In the women’s long jump, Rosalind Goodwin turned in a leap of 20-2 1/4 to finished third in the event. In the sprint events, Jenna Harris clocked a provisional and personal-best time of 24.16 in the 200-meter dash. In the men’s 200m, Todd Dutch ran a 21.63 to finish 12th, while teammate Tony Cole posted a personal-best time of 21.88.

Also competing for the Ohio State men Friday was Scott Hudepohl in the long jump, while Jennifer Ogbuehi and Ashley McLean competed in the women’s 200m. Hudepohl posted a personal-best leap of 23-0 1/2. Ogbuehi timed a 26.12, while McLean clocked a 26.25.

Complete results for day one at the Iowa State Classic will be available Saturday.

The Buckeyes conclude the two-day event tomorrow. Second day competition begins at 11:30 a.m. with the women’s triple jump.