Jan. 27, 2001

COLUMBUS, Ohio– Members of the Ohio State track and field teams opened day one of competition at the Arkansas Invitational Friday, Jan. Fayetteville, Ark. Four Buckeyes were able to accomplish Top 5 finishes in their individual events.

In field events Ohio State’s Drew Carter captured a second-place finish in the men’s long Jump (7.59m). Brad Hart finished fifth in the high jump with a mark of (6′-10.75).Katy Craig (Jr., Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson) placed second in the weight throw with a mark of 19.32 meters while teammate Tami Smith (So., Galloway, Ohio/Westland) posted a fifth-place finish in the women’s high jump with a mark of (5′-09.7)

The Arkansas Invitational will conclude late Saturday evening Jan. 27

Friday January 26, 2001 Men’ High Jump 1. Michael Ponikvar 2.19m Stanford 2. Lavar Mil 2.19m Unattached 3. Alfred Neal 2.19m Barton Co CC 5. Brad Hart 2.10m OSU

Men’s Long Jump 1. Melvin Lister 7.63m HSI 2. Drew Carter 7.59m OSU 3. Rolle Jamial 7.53m Southwest Mo. 14.Nosa Ehimwenman 6.85m OSU

Women’s Long Jump 1. Farah Jean Pierre 6′-0 Florida Int. 2. Hyleas Fountain 6’0 Barton Co. CC 3. Liz Toman 5′-09.75 Colo. State 5. Tami Smith 5′-09.75 OSU

Women’s Weight Throw 1. Florence Ezeh 20.73m SMU 2. Katy Craig 19.32m OSU 3. Marie Lejour 17.57m Arkansas 17.Erin Carter 13.72m OSU

Men’s 400-meter dash 1.Ryan Smith 47.58 Southwestern Mo. 2. Bean Laboris 48.20 Oklahoma 3. Joaquin Bassolls 48.66 Florida Int. 16.Thomas Dickson 49.57 OSU