ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Ohio State men’s track and field team used wins in 11 of 19 events to defeat archrival Michigan, 109-94, Sunday afternoon in “The Dual” at historic Ferry Field.
The Buckeyes battled temperatures in the low 40s and winds reaching 30 mph to capture their fourth-consecutive victory over the Wolverines. With the win, Ohio State now owns a 6-2 advantage over its rival since the inception of the dual meet in 2008.
“I was very pleased with the team’s performance today in cold and windy conditions,” Ohio State head coach Robert Gary said after the meet. “We had some good marks, but this meet is really about competing man vs. man. In that regard, I thought we did a fantastic job, even after we had the team win secured in the scoring.”
Here’s a look at “The Dual” event-by-event:
Ohio State’s young sprinters performed well in the 100m despite finishing behind first-place finisher Matthew Campbell of Michigan (10.54). Freshman Brandon Blackwell (second, 10.67) and sophomore Matt Terrell (third, 10.76) turned in solid times in their outdoor debuts, while junior Blake Callahan used a season-best time of 10.82 to take fourth.
Freshman Barron Witherspoon posted a time of 14.26 to pick up a win for the Scarlet and Gray in the short hurdles. Michigan’s Nicholas McCampbell was the runner-up in 14.35.
Campbell picked up his second win of the day for the Wolverines with a 21.36 second sprint in the 200m. Junior All-American Thomas Murdaugh placed second for OSU in 21.56, with Callahan taking third in 21.94.
Ohio State went 1-2 in the 400m, with Murdaugh taking the title in 47.06. Sophomore Korbin Smith’s time of 48.50 was more than enough to hold off UM’s David St. Amant (49.20) for second.
Sophomore Marcus Brooks finished second between a pair of Wolverines in the 400m hurdles, crossing the finish line in 53.06. Ali Arastu picked up the win for Michigan in 52.44, while teammate Troy Snellar finished third in 54.24.
Dallas Bowden of Michigan was the 800m winner in a time of 1:56.68. Cory Leslie finished second for Ohio State in 1:57.92.
Leslie used a time of 3:59.22 to edge Michigan’s Brendon Blaklaws (3:59.64) for first place in the 1500m. Third-place went to Ohio State’s Will Knickel (4:04.40).
Jake Edwards crossed the finish line in 8:29.06 to capture first place in the 3000m. Michigan’s Bobby Aprill was the runner-up in 8:31.52, while Julian Meyer placed third for the Buckeyes (8:32.62).
Donny Roys posted a season-best time of 9:19.96 to finish second in the steeplechase. Michigan’s Craig Forys won the race with a time of 9:08.52.
Junior All-American Michael Hartfield used a 7.35m (24-1.25) leap to finish first in the long jump. Smith was second for the Scarlet and Gray at 7.24m (23-9), with Michigan’s Ed Hur placing third at 7.12m (23-4.25).
Hartfield earned his second win of the day with a 14.73m (48-4) effort in the triple jump. Erik Braun was the runner-up for Michigan at 14.46m (47-5.25), followed by OSU’s Derek Blevins (14.44m/47-4.50).
Hartfield picked up a second-place finish in the high jump (1.88m/6-2) to add to his wins in the long and triple jumps. Bradley James of Michigan cleared the bar at 2.08m (6-10) to take home first place for the Wolverines.
Freshman Will Lauricella remained undefeated as a Buckeye, posting a PR of 63.27m (207-7) to pick up an easy win in the javelin. Second place went to UM’s Simon Went (51.57m/169-2.25), while Devin Kallas finished third for the Buckeyes at 51.42m (168-8.50).
Junior All-American Matt DeChant’s 17.59m (57-8.50) toss was good for first place in the shot put ahead of Michigan’s Cody Riffle (17.20m/56-5.25). Third-place went to Buckeye Tyler Branch at 16.97m (55-8).
Ohio State swept the top 4 spots, with Max Mays’ winning toss of 58.72m (192-7.75) leading the way for the Scarlet and Gray. Thomas Davis was the runner-up at 57.41m (188-4.25), followed by Branch (PR of 57.29m/187-11.50) and Billy Gehring (55.14m/180-10.75).
Buckeye throwers were equally impressive in the discus, claiming five of the top 6 positions. Mays paved the way again, finishing second at 51.71m (169-7.75), followed in order by Branch, Curt Smith, DeChant and Jared Collier. Riffle of Michigan claimed first place with a 54.71m (179-6) heave.
A PR of 5.05m (16-6.75) helped freshman Cody Marshall to a third-place finish in the vault. Michigan went 1-2 in the event, with Austin DeWildt clearing the bar at 5.20m (17-0.75) for the win.
Bogle, Terrell, Blackwell and Callahan combined for a first-place time of 40.91 in the 4x100m relay. Michigan completed the relay in 41.68 seconds.
The Buckeyes’ 4x400m relay fought the windy conditions in Ann Arbor to take first place in a time of 3:22.85.
Ohio State travels to Bloomington, Ind., for the Polytan Invitational April 21 before returning to Columbus to host the 26th Jesse Owens Track Classic April 23-24.