Feb. 11, 2007


Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s track and field team completed action at the Skykes-Sabock Challenge Saturday with a fifth-place team finish. The Buckeyes were lead by the 4×400-meter relay team of Chandra Krempel, Jenna Harris, Ashley Caldwell and Ayrizanna Favours that placed second in a school-record time.

The relay team set the school record for second-consecutive week with a time of 3:38.68, setting a NCAA provisional qualifying mark. Individually on the track, the Buckeyes were lead by Harris, who took second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 53.27. She was followed closely by Favours, who took third in a time of 53.47. Harris’ time is the second-best in Ohio State history in the 400m and Favours’ time is the third-best all-time. Both times are NCAA provisional qualifying marks and are two of the Top 8 times in the country this season.

In the field, senior Jessica Stringer came in third in the high jump with a mark of 5-10. Her mark is tied for the fifth-best in Ohio State history and is tied for the 15th best jump in the country this year. Veronica Vance took second in the triple jump with a leap of 40-3 1/2, tying her best mark of the season.

Complete results can be accessed at

Next week the women’s team opens the home season at the Buckeye Invitational in French Field House on Feb. 17. The meet will serve as a final tune up before the Big Ten Championships.