April 11, 2000

COLUMBUS,Ohio – Ohio State track and field athlete Dominque Calloway (Sr., Aurora, Colo./Notre Dame) was named the Big Ten Athlete of the Week, the conference announced yesterday. She is the first member of the track team to receive the award for the 2000 outdoor season.

Calloway’s strength was displayed on Saturday at the Brutus Hamilton Memorial Invitational in Berkeley, Calif. as she earned two first-place finishes and anchored the first-place women’s 4×400-meter relay team. Her first victory came in the 100-meter hurdles where she earned a NCAA automatic qualifying time of 12.7. She earned her second win of the day in the 400-meter hurdles with a provisional qualifying time of 57.22. Calloway improved her seasonal times and for the second time this season earned automatic and provisional qualifying times. At the Baldy Castillo Invitational in Tempe, Ariz., the teams’ first meet of the outdoor season, she earned an automatic qualifying time of 13.07 in the 100 hurdles and a provisional qualifying time of 57.98 in the 400 hurdles.

The 4×400 relay was Calloway’s final event of the day. She anchored the team composed of Ayanna Reece (Sr., Bronx, N.Y./George Washington), Tina Johnson (Jr., Burlington, N.J./Essex County) and Donica Merriman (Jr., Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison) which earned a time of 3:41.33. Calloway ran a 54.0 split to lead them to victory.

The Buckeyes will travel to Tallahassee, Fla. on Saturday, April 15 to compete against Florida State, Miami (Fla.) and Tulane.