GREENSBORO, N.C. – Letecia Wright and Christina Manning will represent the Ohio State women’s track and field team at the NCAA outdoor championships after finishing in the Top 12 of the 100m hurdle semifinals Saturday evening at the 2010 NCAA East Regional Preliminaries.

Wright finished eighth overall – third in her heat – in a personal record time of 13.05, the fourth-best run in Ohio State outdoor history. All-American Manning was fourth behind her Maryland counterpart and 11th overall in 13.20 seconds, just fast enough to move on to next month’s championships. Queen Quedith Harrison of Virginia Tech was the regional champ in a time of 12.69.

Manning and Wright join Maggie Mullen as the three Buckeye qualifiers for 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships, June 9-12 in Eugene, Ore.

Wrapping up the rest of the meet for the Buckeyes:

  • OSU’s 4x100m relay team of Wright, Manning, Christienne Linton and Shaniqua McGinnis finished 15th overall in 45.26. Auburn won the East regional title in 43.48.
  • Latoya Sanderson, Nyjah Cousar, Ashley Caldwell and McGinnis ended the 2010 campaign with an 11th-place finish – fifth in their heat – in a time of 3:37.02. LSU recorded the best Division I time this season to take first-place in 3:31.01.
  • Kelcey McKinney’s first trip to the regional prelims ended with a 23rd-place finish in the triple jump at 12.45m (40-10.25). Florida State’s Kimberly Williams took first at 14.03m (46-0.25), the top Division I mark this season.