Jan. 22, 2005


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s and women’s track and field teams competed against Big Ten foes Indiana and Purdue Saturday and finished third and second, respectively. Indiana University played host to the event at the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse.

The women’s second-place standing was fueled by another stellar showing from its field event athletes as they scored 56 of the team’s 101 points. Leading the way for the women, was senior jumper Rosalind Goodwin (Louisville, Ky.) and senior thrower Shelaine Larson (Ventura, Calif.). Goodwin posted two winning performances in the long and triple jumps with leaps of 18 feet, 11 inches 1/2 (18-11.5) and 41-5, respectively.

Larson finished second in the shot put and first in the weight to help Ohio State take the top three spots. Larson topped 63 feet in the weight and more than 47 feet in the shot. Rounding out the Top 3 in the weight where Tiffany Davis (Sr., Akron, Ohio) and Katy Houser (Sr., Westlake, Ohio), who both reached more than 59 feet.

In other field events, Jessie Stringer (So., Williamsburg, Ind.) won the high jump with a season-best leap of 5-8. Shayla Moore (Sr., Jessup, Md.) also scored points for the women’s squad as she finished fourth in the long jump and second in the triple jump.

On the men’s side, the Buckeyes were led by thrower Bryan Duby (Sr., Silverlake Lake, Ohio), who posted a personal-best of throw of 66-8 1/2 to win the weight. In other men’s field events, Pat Woods (Fr., East Liverpool, Ohio) and Marios Iacovou (Fr., Nicosia, Cyprus) finished second and third respectively in the high jump, clearing the bar at 6-6.75. The sprint events saw Ohio State receive winning performances in the 60 and 200-meter dashes from Todd Dutch (Jr., Turnerville, N.J.), who finished with times of 6.83 in the 60m and 21.91 in the 200m. The Buckeyes also received a first-place performance from John Morris (Sr., Camden, N.J.) in the 600-meter dash in 1:20.57.

On the women’s side, Jenna Harris (So., Somerset, N.J.) scored second in both the 60m and 200m dashes, clocking times of 7.63 and 24.90.

In the distance events, Jacob McCauley (Sr., Enon, Ohio) finished second with a team-best time in the 800-meter run with a 1:53.38.

Other events saw Pat Whalen (Fr., West Dundee, Ill.) place second in the men’s shot put with a throw of more than 53 feet and Kim Willett (Fr., Westerville, Ohio) finish third in the women’s pole vault at just more than 10 feet.

Ohio State returns home to compete in the Ohio State Invitational at noon Jan. 29 in French Field House.