April 8, 2006


COLUMBUS, Ohio – A day after waiting out a lightning delay of nearly two hours Friday, competing athletes at the 2006 All-Ohio Championships weathered cold temperatures and high winds on Day No. 2 Saturday in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Ohio State (187 team points) bested Akron (171) in the men’s competition for first place. The Buckeye women (141.5) placed second behind the Zips (189.5).

The Buckeyes’ men’s distance team supplied substantial points Saturday. Ohio State’s Brian Olinger captured first place in the men’s 1,500-meter run in 3:56.55. OSU also swept the Top 3 spots in the 10,000 meters as Matt Buzek (31:21.04) took first ahead of Dan Glaz (31:29.06) and Alex Bailey (31:29.96). Robert Sturgess supplied a third-place time in the steeplechase (9:32.99), which was followed an event later by Jon Ealy’s win in the 5K in 14:43.23.

On the track for the women, the Buckeyes went 1-2 in the 400 meters with Ayrizanna Favours taking top honors in 55.89 and Chandra Krempel taking second in 57.06. Jenna Harris scored big points for the Buckeyes in both the 100m and 200m. She placed second in the 100m in 11.72, a season-best and regional qualifier, and also was second in the 200m in 24.15. For the men’s sprint events, Tony Cole was third in the 100m in 10.62, while Matt Comer tracked down the top spot in the men’s 400m hurdles in 54.01.

In the jumps, Ohio State’s Veronica Vance took the top spots in both the long and triple jumps. She had a season-best leap of 19-2 in the long and followed with a leap of 40-2 1/4 in the triple. Colleen Farrell also added points for OSU in the long jump, taking third at 18-10 1/2. Jessica Stringer turned in a second-place mark in the high jump, reaching a regional qualifier of 5-8 3/4. For the men, freshman Brandon Cathcart won the triple with a regional qualifier of 49-8 1/4.

In the multi-events, Scott Hudepohl provided 10 first-place points by winning the men’s decathlon. Hudepohl accumulated 6,198 points with solid performances across the board. He was the top finisher in just one event, the javelin. OSU sophomore Pat Woods followed Hudepohl with a third-place score.

For the throws, Lenny Jatsek posted a Mideast Regional qualifying mark to place fourth in the hammer at 186-10. Later in the day, Jatsek placed fifth in the shot put at 53-3 and third in the discus at 158-3. Pat Whalen finished ahead of Jatsek in the shot, tossing 53-7 1/2. For the women, Janine Zylinski was fifth in the shot at 46-4 3/4.

In the relays, the OSU women won the 4x100m in 46.74 and the 4x400m in 3:52.61.

Complete results for the All-Ohio meet can be accessed at

The Buckeyes split up next week, sending some competitors to the Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn., and others to the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. .

All-Ohio Outdoor Track & Field Championships