COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State women’s track and field team enjoyed a great amount of success in field events Saturday at the Akron Invitational.
OSU placed two athletes in the top three of the pole vault (Blue Division). Ashley Bowden vaulted her way to the top spot with a personal best 3.47m, while Katie Ried settled for a third place tie with a mark of 3.17.
Alison Roquet continued a solid start to her college career with a victory in the Blue Division of the high jump, clearing the bar at 1.68m, a season high for the young freshman.
The Gold Division of the long jump saw two Buckeye freshmen place in the top four; Bridget Jacobs took third with a personal record leap of 5.79m and Kelcey McKinney was fourth at 5.66m.
On the track, Ohio State was led by Ashley Chirco’s third place run in the mile (Gold Division) at 5:09.67, a season best for the sophomore. Jordan Jennewine secured fifth in the Gold Division of the 800m run with a time of 2:11.33, another Buckeye personal record.
Two Lady Bucks finished back-to-back in the Gold Division finals of the 60m Hurdles. Freshman Christina Manning, who was originally scheduled to run at the Tyson Invitational this weekend, took second in 8.67 seconds, while Alana Gray followed close behind in 8.76.
At the Tyson Invitational, OSU was led by sophomore Sarah Foster’s ninth place finish in the 5000m with a season best time of 17:30.15. Letecia Wright finished at No. 19 in the 200m dash with a sprint of 24.39, shattering her previous career high mark. The 4x400m Relay team did not compete.
Three runners competed for Ohio State Friday night in Fayetteville, Ark. at the Tyson Invitational.
The 400m dash featured two Buckeyes, sophomore Shaniqua McGinnis and junior Ashley Caldwell. McGinnis took the No. 22 spot in a time of 56.42, while teammate Caldwell followed close behind in the No. 25 position with a season best run of 56.60. Senior Ayrizanna Favours, who was scheduled to take part in the 400m, did not compete.
Junior Emily Thompson was the other OSU contender in action Friday. She finished fourteenth in the 800m at 2:13.30.