COLUMBUS, Ohio The Indiana mens and womens track and field teams both finished second at the Ohio State Three-Way Meet on Saturday in Columbus at French Fieldhouse. On the womens side, the host Buckeyes totaled 123 points to win the meet, Indiana posted 112 points for second place and Purdue came in third with 80 points. On the mens side, Ohio State placed first with 114 points, the Hoosiers were next with 97 points and the Boilermakers third with 76 points.
On the womens side, four individuals captured first-place finishes. Junior Charlene Maddox clocked a time of 57.66 to cross the finish line first in the 400m, and win the event for the third straight week. Junior Larra Overton won the 800m run in 2:15. 68. Overton led a 1-2-3 finish for the Hoosiers in the event with junior Ashely Groth finishing second in 2:16.41 and sophomore Kelly Siefker third in 2:18.54.
Sophomore Jean Schaffer won the high jump by clearing 1.72m. Sophomore LaDonna Ray also posted a victory in the 600m run, with a a new personal-best time of 1:36.21.
Freshman Lorian Prices jump of 5.77m was good enough for second in the long jump. Senior Jennifer Cobbina was was close behind with a leap of 5.76m to finish third. Junior Julie Shields finished second in the mile with a time of 5:08.80.
Freshman Courtney Johnson (8.68) was just edged by Ohio States Brandi Hogan (8.65) and finished second in the 60m hurdles. Price was third with a time of 9.04. Junior Ara Towns placed second in the 60m (7.56).
Indiana had four individual winners and a first-place relay on the mens side. Sophomore Sean Jefferson (4:12.50) and junior Chris Redman (4:13.16) finished first and second, respectively, in the mile. Freshman Kiwan Lawson, a native of Columbus, Ohio, won the long jump event in his hometown with a jump of 7.17m.
In the 60m hurdles, freshman Stephanos Ioannou placed first in 8.22. Senior Rodney Hollis crossed the finish line in 1:56.56 to collect the victory in the 800m run.
In addition, the Hoosier 4x400 relay team of sophomore David Neville, senior Daniel Martin, senior Ryan Sarbinoff and senior Cedric Jackson took top honors with a time of 3:19.21. Sarbinoff (49.62) and Martin (50.98) placed second and third, respectively, in the 400m. Neville also finished second in the 200m with a time of 21.77.
Sophomore Andre Grimes ran the 60m dash in 6.94, a personal best, and finished second.
Both Hoosier teams return to competition next Friday, Jan. 30, when they travel to Columbia, Mo., for a three-way meet with Missouri and Nebraska.