COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s track and field program traveled to Lubbock, Texas to compete in the Texas Tech Invitational. Eleven programs were in attendance to challenge the No. 24 Buckeyes, including six that are ranked in the latest top 25. The Buckeyes were able to step away with four top eight finishes during day one. Day two’s competition is set to begin at noon with the women’s shot put and running at 1 p.m. with the women’s 800-meter run.
Senior Alexus Pyles was the standout for the women’s track program during the first day of competition. The multi-event specialist secured the pentathlon title with 4040 points, breaking her own school record. Her historic score lands her in the No. 2 spot in the NCAA. Grad-student Emma Nwofor also competed in the pentathlon, taking fourth with 3950 points. Her score puts her in the No. 2 spot in Ohio State school history and No. 4 in the NCAA.
🚨SCHOOL RECORD ALERT🚨
Senior Alexus Pyles takes the pentathlon title with 4️⃣0️⃣4️⃣0️⃣ points‼️
She broke her OWN school record and currently sits No. 2 in the nation 🤯
Teammate Emma Nwofor came in fourth with 3950 points, No. 2 in school history and No. 4 in the nation! pic.twitter.com/FGld04MATq
— Ohio State T&F/XC (@OhioStateTFXC) January 31, 2020
Top Eight Finishes
Alexus Pyles started off the Texas Tech Invite with a bang as she broke her own school record of 3993 points. Her 4040 point-finish lands her at No. 2 in the nation.
Emma Nwofor, during her second meet as a Buckeye, placed fourth in the pentathlon. She was able to accumulate 3950 points to take fourth and No.4 in the nation.
Annie Ubbing placed fifth in the 600-meter run with a time of 1:32.03. Aziza Ayoub placed eighth with a career-best time of 1:32.69.
Pentathlon – 1. Alexus Pyles 4040*; 4. Emma Nwofor 3950
600-meter – 5. Annie Ubbing 1:32.03; 8. Aziza Ayoub 1:32.69*; 12. Tamani Wilson 1:36.59*
400-meter – 17. Alyssa Marsh 56.01; 18. Jayden Wood 56.25
The Buckeyes will compete in the second day of the Texas Tech Invitational.