April 25, 2006

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jenna Harris, a junior sprinter on the Ohio State women’s track and field team, was named Big Ten Female Co-Athlete of the Week in an announcement made by the Big Ten Tuesday. Harris scored a sweep of both the 100- and 200-meter dashes Saturday at the 2006 Oregon Invitational in Eugene, Ore. Harris shared the Big Ten AOW with Penn State thrower Jennifer Leatherman.

For the second consecutive week, Harris was the highlight-performer for the Buckeyes on the track. The 2006 Big Ten 100m champion won both the 100m and 200m events with NCAA regional qualifying times of 11.72 and 23.73, respectively. The Somerset, N.J. native currently rates 11th in the Mideast region in the 200m with her season-best time of 23.61set April 15 at the Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn. That same mark also rates second in the Big Ten.

The weekly league honor is Harris’ first. She is the second Buckeye this outdoor season to claim league weekly honors. Lenny Jatsek, a sophomore thrower for OSU, won the award March 28.

Harris and several OSU teammates will compete this weekend at the Penn Relays Thursday through Saturday in Philadelphia.