June 11, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Nick Gray earned First Team All-America honors in the 200-meter dash and joined teammates Antonio Blanks, Jerry Jackson and Champ Page in claiming first-team accolades in the 4×400-meter relay on the final day of competition at the 2016 NCAA Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
Gray, from Pickerington, Ohio, finished seventh overall in the 200 in a time of 20.93. Gray is the first Buckeye All-American in the outdoor 200 since Chris Nelloms in 1995.
The 4×400-meter relay team initially finished eighth overall in a time of 3:06.27 but moved up to seventh after Mississippi State was disqualified. The 4×4 earned First Team All-America honors for the second-consecutive season after a fourth-place performance in 2015.
With two First Team All-America awards to go along with a second-team honor in the 100-meter dash, Gray concludes his freshman campaign a five-event All-American. Blanks closes his OSU career an 11-time All-American, with Page and Jackson collecting their eighth and second All-America awards, respectively.
Ohio State totaled five points at the NCAA championships, finishing in a 10-way tie for 47th overall. The Buckeyes have scored points at four of the last five outdoor championships.
200m – 2
4x400m Relay – 2
Long Jump – 1
Total – 5