COLUMBUS, Ohio – Running alongside some of the best collegiate and professional athletes in the nation, Ohio State’s top sprint and distance runners put together an impressive performance at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., over the weekend.
The Buckeyes were led by junior Letecia Wright, who set two personal records Saturday afternoon, highlighted by a second-place finish in the 100m hurdle invitational. Crossing the finish line in 13.17 seconds, Wright recorded the top time in the Big Ten so far this season, the fifth-best time in school history, and the sixth-best NCAA Division I time in 2010. Adam State’s Indira Spence was first in 13.13 and Christina Manning seventh (13.49) for Ohio State.
Wright followed up her strong showing in the hurdles with a fourth-place finish in the Olympic Development section of the 100m dash, eighth-best in the Big Ten this season. Buckeye freshman Christienne Linton finished seventh (12.11), as Nike’s Ginnie Powell took first-place in 11.34.
Other meet highlights for the Buckeyes:
4x400m Relay Invite
Ohio State’s 4x400m squad raced to a fourth-place finish in 3:36.80, the third-best time in the Big Ten season and a Top 15 performance nationally. All-American won the race with a time of 3:29.96.
Senior Latoya Sanderson ran a PR of 54.36, fourth-best in the Big Ten this season, to finish second in the open section of the 400m dash. Gabriela Medina of Mexico won the race with a time of 53.77.
Sarah Foster posted the third-best time in Ohio State outdoor history in the 10000m invitational, finishing 13th in 35:21.17, No. 4 in the Big Ten this season. Ellen Birmingham took 18th in 36:19.58, fifth-best in the conference.
All-American Manning finished seventh in the 100m invitational with a time of 11.75, fifth-best in OSU outdoor history and sixth-best in the Big Ten. ChaRonda Williams of adidas won the event in 11.28 seconds.
A time of 16:41.49, the fourth-best in the Big Ten, helped senior Katie Williams to a 13th-place finish in the 5000m open. Shalaya Kipp of Colorado finished first in 16:29.38, while Wisconsin’s Caitlin Comfort took second with a run of 16:32.95.