January 25, 2020

Women Win Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s track and field program won the Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge after two days of competition. The Buckeyes were able score 70 points, beating No. 8 South Carolina by five and a half points.

Senior Abby Nichols was a standout for the Buckeyes as she won her second event title in the mile. Nichols ran a 4:45.86, assisting in the Buckeyes final team score. The women’s 4×400-meter relay also won the event title with a time of 3:39.52. The team consisted of Alyssa Marsh, Jayden Wood, Aziza Ayoub and Tamani Wilson.

Top Eight Finishes
Lainey Studebaker placed sixth in the women’s 3,000-meter run with a personal best time of 9:26.63, ranking No. 3 in Ohio State school history.

Abby Nichols won the women’s mile with a time of 4:45.86.

Tamani Wilson and Aziza Ayoub placed fifth and sixth in the 400-meter dash respectively. Wilson ran a 55.81 and Ayoub a 55.82.

The women’s 4×400-meter relay made up of Alyssa Marsh, Jayden Wood, Aziza Ayoub and Tamani Wilson, won the event title with a time of 3:39.52.

Throws Specialist Adelaide Aquilla competed in the women’s shot put invitational in a field of professionals. The sophomore was able to take fifth with a personal best throw of 17.35-meters. Her monstrous throw puts her at No. 3 in the nation at the moment.

All Finishes
Shot Put – 5. Adelaide Aquilla 17.35m
3,000-meter – 6. Lainey Studebaker 9:26.63; 21. Kalee Soenhlen 9:52.07*

Mile – 1. Abby Nichols 4:45.86; 12. Gia Napoleon 4:58.36*; 18. Allie Guagenti 5:02.88*
800-meter – 12. Mary Figler 2:09.70*
400-meter – 5. Tamani Wilson 55.81; 6. Aziza Ayoub 55.82*; 10. Jayden Wood 55.94; 16. Alyssa Marsh 56.42; 22. Annie Ubbing 56.91*

200-meter – 15. Taylor DeLoach 24.73; 17. Tamani Wilson 24.86; 24. Nya Bussey 25.02; 32. Kaylyn Heath 25.11*; 53. Morgan Lewis 25.67
4×400-meter relay – 1. Marsh, Wood, Ayoub, Wilson 3:39.52; 10. Bussey, Pyles, Figler, Ubbing 3:47.59

 *= Personal record

Team Scores
1. Ohio State – 70 points
2. South Carolina – 64.5 points
3. Penn – 56 points
4. Harvard – 48.1 points
5. Penn State – 45.1 points
6. UCLA – 45 points
7. BYU – 34.6 points
8. Duke – 32.6 points
9. Columbia – 31.6 points
10. Temple – 31 points

Up Next
The Buckeyes will compete in the Texas Tech Invitational next Friday, Jan. 31.

 

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