April 12, 2012
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio Track and Field heads north to Columbus tomorrow for the 27th Annual Jesse Owens Track Classic April 13-14. Athletes from more than 65 colleges and running clubs as far away as Australia are scheduled to compete in what is sure to be an exciting weekend.
Meet Quick Facts
Days: Friday, April 13 (4:00 p.m. - 9:35 p.m.) and Saturday, April 14 (10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Venue: Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium
Live Stats: www.finishtiming.com
About the JOTC
Like past years, the 2012 edition will serve as a stage for scholastic, collegiate and post-collegiate athletes to perform at their highest levels in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. In its history, the Jesse Owens Track Classic has served as a top venue for many future and former Olympians. Current and past record holders for the Jesse Owens Track Classic include Olympic medalists John Drummond, Michelle Finn, Allen Johnson, Edwin Moses and Dwight Stones. Others of Olympic fame include Judi Brown, Roger Kingdom, Carl Lewis, Louise Ritter and Calvin Smith.
Last Time Out
Ohio Track and Field opened the home portion of its 2012 outdoor season by placing second at the Ohio University Women's Team Challenge at Goldsberry Track. Ohio won six of the 20 events, finishing only 24 points behind Marshall.
In the first event of the day, Ohio's Donyelle Brown won the hammer toss with a personal-best throw of 48.21 meters. The Bobcats followed that with a win in the shot put thanks to Janiece Rose.
Ohio took the top two spots in the pole vault with Jaimie Cavinee winning with a season-best clearance at 3.05 meters. Rachel Arnott was second, matching her PR mark of 2.90 meters.
Two `Cats took the top spots in the 1500 with Erin Gale winning in a personal-best time of 4:54.51 and junior Emily Skidmore clipped six seconds off her best run of the season finishing in under five minutes.
Hope McCarty won the 800 for the Bobcats with a PR time of 2:14.58 and Courtney Weiss followed her by winning the 400 hurdles in 1:03:19. Danielle Winningham followed that in the 400 with Ohio's best mark of the outdoor season, finishing in 56.90.