COLUMBUS, Ohio – Day one of the Jesse Owens Track Classic concluded Saturday with five events being contested. Although rainy, the weather reduced to a drizzle and then subsided by the time the gun sounded for the first race.
Maggie Mullen had the best performance on the day for Ohio State with a throw of 42.66m (139-11) in the javelin for third place. A meet record was set in the javelin by unattached thrower Kimberly Hamilton who took first with a mark of 51.79m (169-11).
Kelsey McHugh led the Buckeye contingent in the 5000m run taking fourth in 17:01.66.
Other highlights from Day One:
Penn State’s Kara Millhouse won the race with a time of 4:23.79. Finishing behind Millhouse for second and third was unattached runner Kelley Miller (4:27.58) and West Virginia’s Kate Harrison (4:29.05).
Under the lights, Molly Jacobson crossed the line in 11:07.85 for sixth. With a commanding lead, Penn State’s Natalie Bower took first in 10:22.42.
McHugh was joined by two other Buckeyes in the Top 10. Competing in her first outdoor meet of the season was Sarah Foster, who crossed the line in 17:22.30 for sixth. Sarah Lowe (17:26.01) finished in eighth place. Ohio University’s Annie Beecham finished first in 16:42.41 and was followed by former Buckeye Katie Williams (16:45.72).
Norianna Brown threw the discuss 44.74m (146-09) for 10th. Erin Pendleton of Michigan made the winning throw with a mark of 54.21m (177-10).