Los Angeles, CA – The Buckeyes men’s team takes first place with an impressive 133 points, 20 points ahead of Ole Miss (113 points). A host of runners and fielders contributed to the team’s success. The women’s team placed third with 103 points, beating out Miami for the top three spots by 26 points. A host of runners and fielders for the women’s team also claimed titles at the Power 5 Trailblazer Challenge.
Seniors Aaron Zedella and Max Seipel both competed on Friday, day-one of the meet, in the men’s hammer throw. Zedella snagged 4th place with a throw of 62.81m. Seipel rang in at 7th with a throw of 58. 17 to initiate the scoring efforts for the Buckeyes. Those efforts showed to be fruitful on day-two, where the men’s team would sweep the competition. Starting day-two off with was the men’s 4×1 team, which placed second with a time of 39.26. The team consisted of Eric Harrison, Nick Gray, Drelan Bramwell, and Zack Bazile. In the men’s 1,500 meter run, Alex Lomong took silver with a time of 3:48.63. Lomong also took third in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:51:59. DaJuan Seward claimed gold in the 110 hurdles with an impressive time of 14.57. Seward also claimed gold in triple jump where he leaped a distance of 15.28
Senior Zack Bazile, who was also a part of the 4×1 team, had an impressive showing at tonight’s Power 5 Trailblazer Challenge where he claimed gold in the men’s long jump leaping 7.93 meters. Bazile also took second place in the 100 meter dash with teammate Eric Harrison placing a spot behind at 10.40.
Veteran thrower, Nick Demaline claimed the men’s shot put title with a heave of 20.13 meters. Fellow teammate and thrower, Daniel Mastropaolo also claimed gold in the men’s javelin throw where he threw a distance of 60.47 meters. While distance runner, Clayton Bowie placed third in the 3,000 meter run with a time of 8:27.49.
Pole vaulters Cole Gorski and Coty Cobb both placed second and third. Gorski cleared a height of 5.36 meters while Cobb was right behind him with a clearance of 5.16 meters. Rounding out the scoring efforts for the men was the 4×4 team which took gold. The team included Nick Gray, Joseph Cooper, Andre Jeff, Asa Burke.
The women’s team had a third place showing with many Buckeyes contributing with top spots. Christine Frederick started off strong with a first place finish in the 3,000 meter run. Next, was the 4×1 team that placed third (44.88), which consisted of runners; Syaria Richardson, Anavia Battle, Beatrice Hannan, and Maggie Barrie.
Julia Rizk claims her second title of the outdoor season in the 1,500 meter run clocking in a personal best time of 4:23.32. Teammates Maggie Barrie (52.61) and Tamani Wilson (53.09) claimed first and third for the Buckeyes in the 400 meter dash. Abby Ubbing took bronze in the 800 meter run to add to the scoring efforts. Alexus Pyles also placed third in the 400 meter hurdles.
The women’s 4×4 team claimed gold with a time of 3:36.89. The squad was assembled with Syria Richardson, Beatrice Hannan, Tamani Wilson, and Karrington Winters. Rounding out the scoring efforts for the women’s team was triple jumper Mikaela Siebert where she took gold with a distance of 12.72 meters.
The Buckeyes will head to Raleigh, N.C. where they will compete in the Raleigh Relays on March 30th.