COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Ohio State’s contingent at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships performed admirably inside the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium in College Station, Texas Friday. Leading the way for the Scarlet and Gray was senior hurdler/sprinter Letecia Wright who qualified for Saturday’s finals in the 60m hurdles.

Wright finished second in her heat and fourth overall with a time of 8.12. She will now set her sights on her first All-America honor when she competes in the finals tomorow at 6:30 p.m. ET. Finishing just ahead of Wright was UCF’s Jackie Coward (8.06), Clemson’s Brianna Rollins (8.06) and Texas A&M’s Gabby Mayo (8.09). Christina Manning, the Big Ten champion in the 60m hurdles this season, came up short of qualifying for the finals with a time of 8.30, earning second team All-America honors in the process.

Competing for the Buckeyes in the 60m dash was Manning and Madison McNary, whose times of 7.39 and 7.40, respectively, left them short of qualifying for Saturday’s finals.

Junior Maggie Mullen earned second team All-America honors by finishing ninth out of 17 competitors in the weight throw with a toss of 19.41m, which came on her third toss of the night. Indiana State’s Felisha Johnson took first with a throw of 22.69m.

New All-America Criteria
Individuals and relays that score any portion of a team point in an NCAA Track & Field Championship will earn USTFCCCA First Team All-America honors. Those individuals and relays that place between nine and 16 overall (including ties) in an NCAA Track & Field Championship will earn USTFCCCA Second Team All-America honors. Those who do not meet the criteria above, but participate at least a round of the finals site for an NCAA Championship will be listed as Honorable Mention All-America.