NEW YORK – Records continued to fall for the Ohio State women’s track and field team Saturday afternoon at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.

Ohio State’s 4x400m relay team of Ashley Caldwell, Shaniqua McGinnis, Nyjah Cousar and Christina Manning led the Buckeye charge on day two in New York with a fifth-place and NCAA provisional time of 3:39.32. Vying for the title alongside a talented championship field, the Buckeyes crossed the finish line with the second-best time in the Big Ten this season and a Top 20 time nationally. Arkansas claimed first-place with an NCAA-best time of 3:33.18.

Sophomore Maggie Mullen set another personal record in the weight throw championship, finishing in fifth with a toss of 18.13m (5-5.75), seventh-best in the Big Ten this season. Victoria Flowers of Connecticut took home the title with an NCAA provisional mark of 20.28m (66-6.50). Mullen set a PR in the shot put (14.46m/47-5.25) Friday evening.

Kelcey McKinney had an impressive showing in the college triple jump, one day removed from setting a PR in the long jump (5.86m/19-2.75). The sophomore from Dayton used a mark of 11.82m (38-9.25), eighth-best in the Big Ten on the year, to finish in sixth. A jump of 12.13m earned Georgia State’s Angelia Nugent the win (39-9.50).

Linton Leads Buckeyes at Meyo Invitational
Freshman Christienne Linton ran a PR of 8.73 to finish 11th in the finals of the 60m hurdles, highlighting the Ohio State effort at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational in South Bend Ind.

Linton – whose 60m hurdle time is one of the Top 10 in the Big Ten this season – also represented the Buckeyes well in the 60m dash, narrowly missing out on qualification for the final round with a time of 7.72.

Kristen Carter debuted for the Buckeyes in the 3000m run with a 23rd-place time of 9:50.17. Molly Jacobson improved on her season-best time by more than 17 seconds, completing her run in 9:59.47.