COLUMBUS, Ohio Storms throughout the Columbus area made for a wet first day at the 24th annual Jesse Owens Track Classic. Some of the highlights:

Jennewine, Brooks Set Personal Records
Sophomore Jordan Jennewine set a personal record in the finals of the 1500m run with a regional qualifying time of 4:25.58. Akron’s Larisa Arcip won the event in 4:23.42, followed by Mindy Thomas, who competed unattached. Jennewine’s teammate Kesha Brooks finished 19th with a personal best time of 4:43.82.

Big Ten Rules in 5000m
Big Ten runners dominated the top of the leader board in the 5000m run. Ohio State’s Sarah Foster finished fourth with a personal record and regional qualifying time of 16:40.81. Michigan State claimed the top two spots with Lisa Senakiewich finishing at the top in 16:16.97 and Emily MacLeod second in 16:35.40, while Indiana’s Wendi Robinson was third at 16:35.41. Ellen Birmingham was 10th for the Buckeyes in 17:13.34, a personal record.

Davis Qualifies for Regional Competition
11 regional qualifying marks were set in the men’s hammer throw. Ohio State freshman Thomas Davis set a personal record with his 11th-place qualifying throw of 56.92m. A.G. Kruger, representing Nike, dominated the rest of the field with his first-place toss of 75.69m.

Mullen Takes Second in Javelin
Freshman Maggie Mullen was the runner-up in women’s javelin competition with a throw of 42.84m, falling short of her recent school record — her distance is the eighth-best in the Big Ten this outdoor season. Kent State senior Kim Hamilton placed first with a regional mark of 47.19m.


Saturday – May 2nd, 2009

8:30a     Women’s Hammer

11:00a   Long Jump (2 pits) Women AND Men

11:00a   High Jump Women then Men

11:00a   Shot Put *** Women then Men

                Discus *** Men then Women

Noon     Pole Vault (2 pits) (Women AND Men)

                Javelin (Men) Inside the Stadium

2:00p     Triple Jump (2 pits) Women AND Men


11:30     4 x 100m Relay Women

11:45     4 x 100m Relay Men

12:00     100m hurdles Women

12:20     110m hurdles Men

12:40     400m Women

1:00        400m Men

1:25        100m Women

1:35        100m Men

1:45        * Columbus Park & Recreation Youth Races * 

2:10        800m Women

2:25        800m Men

2:45        400m hurdles Women

3:05        400m hurdles Men

3:25        200m Women

3:40        200m Men

4:00        Mile Women

4:15        Mile Men

4:35        4 x 400m Relay Women

4:45        4 x 400m Relay Men