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4x400 Relay Captures Elusive Third Wheel

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

In the final day of action at the Penn Relays, the women's 4x400 relay emerged victorious. The quartet of Ashante Horsley, Deajah Stevens, Brooke Feldmeier and Raevyn Rogers took the title in 3:30.11. The time was a Duck season-best and a mere stepping stone for Rogers. She was named the Relay Athlete of the Meet for only the fourth time in Duck history, joining Matthew Centrowitz, Annie Kesselring, and Edward Cheserek.

Rogers anchored both the 4x400 and the 800-meter leg of the sprint medley relay, taking part in two of the three Wagon Wheels the Ducks captured over the weekend. The three wheels represents the most ever by one Duck team.

Sasha Wallace was able to maintain her momentum in the 100 hurdles, winning a photo finish in 13.24 over UTech's Megan Simmonds. Teammate Alaysha Johnson was close behind in to take third in 13.28.

Jasmine Todd and Danielle Barbian competed in the women's 100, taking third and fourth place respectively. Todd crossed first in 11.55, with Barbian closing in at 11.70.

Saturday also marked the final day of the OSU High Performance Meet. Ben Thiel was the lone winner of the day for the Ducks. Thiel won the 400 hurdles in 53.02. Teammate Schuller Rettig took third in 55.32, as did Khadejah Jackson for the women (1:01.05.).

The Ducks also had a pair of male sprinters place. Christian Sourapas took third in the 200 (21.93), with Jack Galpin close behind in fourth. Cameron Stone added the other third in the 400, recording a 48.33.

In the field events, Itohan Ikhionbare concluded an exhausting weekend with second place finishes in the shotput (52-3.75) and the discus (169-0.25). Annie Whitfield's javelin heave of 139-9.75 was good for fourth.

Drake Brennan was the top Duck performer in the men's throws. With Cullen Prena at home after a big showing in the Titan Twilight, Brennan took third with a personal best mark of 180-8.75.

A pair of Ducks also competed in the high jump, with Ben Milligan and Bradley Laubacher taking 2-3 with leaps of 6-10.25 and 6-8.25.

The Stanford-hosted Payton Jordan Invitational still looms on Sunday, believe it or not.