April 23, 2005


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Louisville, Ky. for a pair of dual meets against the University of Louisville and the University of Indianapolis Saturday at the Cardinal Invitational. The women topped U of L by an 82-53 score and bested Indianapolis, 80-30. The OSU men claimed a 72-48 victory over Louisville and knocked of Indianapolis by a 74-31 count.

Three Buckeyes claimed a pair of first-place finishes for the women Saturday. On the track, sophomore Jenna Harris topped the field in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes, while senior Dalanda Jackson swept the hurdles events, winning the 100-meter event in a regional-qualifying time of 13.89. Fellow senior Shelaine Larson turned in team points in the field events with winning marks in the discus and hammer and a runner-up length in the shot put. Larson, from Ventura, Calif., reached a regional qualifier in the hammer at 185 feet, 5 inches.

Also in the field, seniors Rosalind Goodwin and Shayla Moore went 1-2 in the triple jump and sophomore Jessie Stringer cleared 5-8 in to win the high jump. Back on the track, Melanie Price won the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a season-best 10:54.41, while Laura Piper and Temecia Brown placed second and third in the 800-meter run.

For the men, Tony Cole, the 2005 Big Ten Indoor Freshman of the Year, swept the 100m and 200m dashes. The men’s distance team also dominated the track, with senior Jacob McCauley taking the 800m in 1:54.03 and freshman Braden Martinez topping the field in the 1,500m in 3:59.02. In addition, the Buckeyes took the Top 3 spots in the steeplechase as Kevin Bruffy, Robert Sturgess and Glenn Collins crossed the finish line 1-2-3.

The Ohio State men posted three regional qualifying marks in the field as well. Senior Bryan Duby won his fourth-straight hammer competition Saturday with a regional mark of 198-6, ahead of freshman Lenny Jatsek, who took runner-up in three events. Jatsek posted second-place lengths in the shot put and discus as well, including a regional-qualifying and season-best 168-9 in the discus. The third regional standard belonged to freshman Marios Iacovou, who cleared 6-10 ¾ to win the high jump.

The Buckeyes will split squads next week as several student-athletes will travel to the 2005 Penn Relays, while some distance runners will compete at the Hillsdale Distance Carnival.