Buckeyes Head to NC State for Raleigh Relays
Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State track and field teams will be heading Raleigh, NC for the Raleigh Relays hosted by North Carolina State this Friday. The meet will be held at Dail Soccer Field/Track Complex and is set to start at 6:00 p.m. E.T. There will be over a 120 different schools competing in the Raleigh Relays, making it one of the biggest outdoor meets in the East Coast. Some top 25 ranked NCAA schools that will be in attendance: Virginia Tech, Auburn, Virginia, Kentucky, Florida State, and Syracuse. The Buckeyes will only be sending their distance runners to compete in the distance relays that will be held on Friday.
A Look Back
At last weekend’s Power 5 Trailblazer Challenge the Buckeyes put up some impressive numbers against their competition with a handful of first place showings. Junior DaJuan Seward claimed a title in the 110 meter hurdles (14.57/No.6 in the Big Ten) and another one in triple jump (15.28m/No.2 Big Ten). Zack Bazile placed first in the men’s long jump with a leap of 7.93 meters. 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. Pole Vaulter Cole Gorski, who is now No.7 seed in the NCAA Division I Outdoor Qualifier and No.1 seed in the Big Ten, took gold with a clearance height of 5.36 meters. The 4×4 team Nick Gray, Joseph Cooper Jr., Andre Jeff, and Asa Burke took gold for the Buckeyes. Christine Frederick started off strong with a first place finish in the 3,000 meter run with a college best time of 9:38.90. Julia Rizk claimed her second title of the outdoor season in the 1,500 meter run, clocking in a personal best time of 4:23.32. Maggie Barrie, who is ranked No. 1 in the NCAA and Big Ten in the women’s 400 meter dash, claimed the title with a time of 52.61. The women’s 4×4 team claimed gold with a time of 3:36.89. The squad was assembled with Syaira 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.