COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State women’s track and field team finished competition Sunday in Minneapolis, Minn., at the 2008 Big Ten Championships. The Buckeyes finished 10th with 32 points, Minnesota defended its Big Ten title winning with 136 points.
The Buckeyes were led on the final day of the Big Ten championships by senior Veronica Jatsek. Jatsek won the weight throw title with a career-best toss of 70 feet, 7 3/4 inches. The toss by Jatsek is the second-best in Ohio State history behind Keturah Lofton’s school record by one inch. The toss is an NCAA automatic qualifier and is the second-best toss in the country this season behind world record holder Brittany Riley of Southern Illinois. The toss by Jatsek also set the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse record.
Junior Ayrizanna Favours scored in two events on Sunday. Favours grabbed fourth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.56 and sixth-place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.74. Also scoring points senior Chandra Krempel took eighth in the 600-meter run. Favours and Krempel joined with Ashley Caldwell and Ashley Jones in the 4×400-meter relay to take fourth in a time of 3:46.87.
Next week the Buckeyes will head to the Alex Wilson Last Chance meet in South Bend, Ind., this will be the athletes final chance to qualify for the 2008 NCAA Indoor Championship.