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Track Hits Columbus For Jesse Owens Classic

Senior Lauren McCullough competes in the hammer throw and javelin this weekend.

April 18, 2013

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ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University women’s track & field team makes its annual trek to Columbus this weekend to take part in the Jesse Owens Classic at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of Ohio State.

The meet begins at 4 p.m. Friday with many of the distance events set for that evening. Saturday’s action gets underway Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Fans can follow the meet by visiting the live results page here.

Ohio State welcomes more than 450 student-athletes from a variety of Division I Midwest schools for the two-day event.

Junior Juli Accurso (Casstown, Ohio), currently ranked No. 33 in the nation in the 10,000 meters, will change it up and compete in the 5,000m run for Ohio Friday at 9:45 p.m.

Accurso will be joined in the race by sophomore Morgan Reichert (Pataskala, Ohio) and freshman Kayla Scott (Canal Winchester, Ohio).

Junior Melissa Thompson (Westerville, Ohio) will look to repeat her victory in the 1,500m at last weekend’s All-Ohio Championships Friday at 8:40 p.m.

Freshmen Tessa Weigand (Akron, Ohio) and Sarah Kaufman (Zanesville, Ohio) and senior Emily Skidmore (Athens, Ohio) will join Thompson in the 1,500m run.

Sophomore Chanda Cuckler (Athens, Ohio) finished seventh in the high jump last weekend and will look to improve upon that performance in Columbus Saturday at 1 p.m. Cuckler also will compete in the javelin (Friday, 4 p.m.) and the 100m hurdles (Saturday, 12:20 p.m.).

Also in field action, sophomore Janiece Rose (Franklinville, N.J.) will look to lock up a berth at next month’s MAC Outdoor Championships with spots in the shot put (Saturday, 10:30 a.m.) and hammer throw (Saturday, 1:30 p.m.) this weekend.

Senior Lauren McCullough (Lancaster, Ohio) already has qualified for the MAC Outdoors in the javelin and will compete in the event on Friday. McCullough also will see action in the hammer throw on Saturday.