COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State women’s track and field team concluded a busy weekend Saturday evening at the Texas Relays and Tiger Track Classic.
Letecia Wright’s regional qualifying time of 13.35 in the 100m hurdles at the Texas Relays led the Buckeye contingent in Austin. Her time is the third-best in the Big Ten so far this season, a tenth of a second behind her sprint last weekend at the Raleigh Relays.
The 4x200m relay team of Wright, Ayrizanna Favours, Ashley Caldwell and Latoya Sanderson nearly broke the Ohio State school record (set in 2001 at 1:36.16) with their seventh-place time of 1:37.85. Texas A&M took the title with a time of 1:32.31.
At the Tiger Track Classic, Jordan Jennewine, the reigning Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week, followed up her record-setting weekend in Raleigh with a fifth-place finish in the 800m run at 2:12.40. Ashley Jones took ninth in 2:14.57.
Alana Gray set a personal record in the 100m hurdles with an eighth-place finish in 14.25, while Jewelisa Thompson placed ninth in the 400m hurdles at 1:05.43.
Ellen Birmingham, a sophomore from Worthington, Ohio, placed tenth in the 3000m run with a time of 10:07.78, a career best.
In the field, Ohio State was led by two Top Six finishers in the long jump. Kelcey McKinney was fifth with a jump of 5.72m, while Bridget Jacobs finished in sixth at 5.65m.
Ashley Galbraith placed eighth in the high jump with a 1.67m mark.
Ohio State will compete April 15-17 at the Mt. San Antonio College Invite in Walnut, Calif. and at the Volunteer Classic April 17 and 18 in Knoxville, Tenn.