Feb. 15, 2013

Complete Results

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s track and field team played host to the Buckeye Tune-Up Friday night at French Field House in the squad’s final meet prior to the Big Ten championships.

A number of personal-best times and marks were set, and head coach Karen Dennis was encouraged by what she saw from her student-athletes:

“The whole purpose of the night was to tune up before the championship,” shesaid after the meet.“I don’t want to overload anyone. The biggest thing is to collectively see progress and intensity. We have to have intensity and competitiveness to do well at the Big Ten Championships. I saw some of that intensity tonight, and we are going to need it next week.”

Here is a complete recap of the Friday night event: 


Ashlee Abrahamclaimed first place with a time of 7.45.Adenike Pedro(7.49)finished shortly after in second place.

60m Hurdles

Alexandria Johnsontook third place in a time of 8.45, equaling a personal best.Alexis Franklinfinished in fourth in a personal-record time of 8.54.


Aliyah Eversonfinished third with a time of 25.39.


Aisha Cavin (55.40) and Sonikqua Walker (56.11) crossed the finish line in first- and second-place, respectively. Breigh Jones (56.63) of Austin Peay and Cheyenne Hoerr (57.11) followed in third and fourth.


Janel Olberding (1:31.85) and Rebecca Rings (1:35.33) both set personal bests, finishing in first and third, respectively. Kelsey Rosenberg finished in fourth place with a time of 1:39.53.


Second place went to Katie Betts in a time of 2:14.70.


Ohio State place four athletes in the Top 5.Michelle Thomasfinished in second, running a personal best of 5:00.66.Tammy Berger (5:01.00), Minori Minagawa (5:03.47) and Nicole Hilton (5:05.95) finished in third, fourth and fifth, respectively.


Four Buckeyes finished in the Top 5. Hilton (10:08.27) and Mallory Kreider (10:14.72) took first and second place consecutively. Sakiko Minagawa finished in fourth with a time of 10:20.43, followed by Tori Brink in fifth with a time of 10:23.90.

Triple Jump

Abie Ehimwenmanused a personal-best mark of 12.32m (40-5.00) to take first place.

Long Jump

Pedrotook first place with a leap of 5.71m (18-09.00).

Weight Throw

Alexis Thomas set a new personal best with a throw of 20.64m (67-08.75) placing her second overall – the distance ranks in the Top 15 in Division I this season. Emily Taylor (PR of 17.59m/57-08.50) and Carly Pendleton (PR of 16.46m/54-00.00) came in fifth and sixth for Ohio State.

Pole Vault

Emily Schwartz placed first with a collegiate-best vault of 3.50m (11-05.75).

Distance Medley

Ohio State ‘A’ crossed the line in first with a time of 11:57.21. Ohio Northern ‘A’ (12:04.59) and Ohio State ‘B’ (12:07.78) finished second and third, respectively.

4x400m Relay

OSU finished third overall in a time of 3:53.90. Austin Peay won the relay in 3:51.79.

Up Next

The Buckeyes travel to Geneva, Ohio, for the 2013 Big Ten Indoor Championships Feb. 22-23.