staff, February 28, 2015

The Ohio State women?s track & field team won the 2015 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. The Buckeyes posted three individual titles and claimed one relay to clinch Ohio State?s second Big Ten Championship and first since 2011.

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Ohio State totaled 84 points en route to the championship, while Michigan was second with 69 points. Penn State and Purdue tied for third with 68 points, while Michigan State and Nebraska both claimed 65 points to finish in a tie for fifth place.

The Buckeyes picked up first-place finishes from Chesna Sykes in the 60-meter dash, Katie Borchers in the 800-meter run, Abie Ehimwenman in the long jump and a team title in the 4×400 relay.

First-place finishers included Illinois? Nicole Choquette in the 600-meter run and Stephanie Richartz in the pole vault, and Michigan?s Cindy Ofili in the 60-meter hurdles. Michigan State?s Leah O? Connor claimed the individual title in the one-mile run, while teammates Rachele Schulist and Tori Franklin won the 3,000-meter run and triple jump, respectively, and the Spartans won the Distance Medley Relay team title. Maryland?s Amber Melville claimed first-place honors in the high jump, Minnesota?s Jess Herauf won the pentathlon, Penn State?s Kiah Seymour claimed first-place honors in the 400-meter dash, and the Nittany Lions? Tori Gerlach claimed the 5,000-meter run. Rutgers? Gabrielle Farquharson finished first in the 200-meter dash, while Wisconsin?s Kelsey Card earned first-place finishes in the shot put and weight throw.

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1) Ohio State 84
2) Michigan 69
3) Penn State 68
3) Purdue 68
5) Michigan State 65
5) Nebraska 65
7) Wisconsin 58
8) Maryland 53
9) Minnesota 51
10) Illinois 40
11) Indiana 34
12) Rutgers


First Team
Nicole Choquette, Illinois
Stephanie Richartz, Illinois
Amber Melville, Maryland
Cindy Ofili, Michigan
Tori Franklin, Michigan State
Katie Landwehr, Michigan State
Leah O?Connor, Michigan State
Rachele Schulist, Michigan State
Aubrey Wilberding, Michigan State
Jess Herauf, Minnesota
Aaliyah Barnes, Ohio State
Katie Borchers, Ohio State
Aisha Cavin, Ohio State
Abie Ehimwenman, Ohio State
Beatrice Hannan, Ohio State
Chesna Sykes, Ohio State
Sonikqua Walker, Ohio State
Tori Gerlach, Penn State
Kiah Seymour, Penn State
Gabrielle Farquharson, Rutgers
Kelsey Card, Wisconsin

Second Team
Sophie Gutermuth, Indiana
Thea LaFond, Maryland
Chioma Onyekwere, Maryland
Brooke Handler, Michigan
Chinyere Onimo, Michigan
Shannon Osika, Michigan
Danielle Pfeifer, Michigan
Lindsay Clark, Michigan State
Titania Markland, Minnesota
Marusa Cernjul, Nebraska
Brittany Johnson, Nebraska
Rachel Fatherly, Penn State
Dynasty McGee, Penn State
Megan Osborne, Penn State
Tichina Rhodes, Penn State
Symone Black, Purdue
Devynne Charlton, Purdue
Sarah Disanza, Wisconsin
Georgia Ellenwood, Wisconsin