May 28, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s track and field team is sending 15 team members to Jacksonville, Fla., this weekend for the 2014 NCAA East Preliminary Championship hosted by the University of North Florida at Hodges Stadium. The three-day competition takes place Thursday thru Saturday, May 29-31.
Ohio State will be represented in 11 individual events and by both the 4×100 and 4×400-meter relay teams. All have made regional-qualifying times or marks throughout the outdoor season to earn the right to compete at the east regional with a chance to advance to the NCAA Championship two weeks later in Eugene, Ore.
All information regarding the meet including the meet schedule, start lists and results can be found using the links at the top of the page. A complete recap on the Buckeye’s performances will be available following completion of each day’s events on OhioStateBuckeyes.com. Follow along on Twitter (@OhioState_MTRK) for updates and results throughout the weekend.
Ohio State’s NCAA regional qualifiers and schedule:
J.C. Murasky – Shot Put – 4:00 p.m.
Jordan Rispress – 400-Meter Hurdles – 4:30 p.m. (Semifinals Friday at 7:30 p.m.)
LaMar Bruton – 400-Meters – 7:20 p.m. (Semifinals Friday at 6:00 p.m.)
Blake Taneff – 10,000-Meters – 9:00 p.m.
Julian Vann – Triple Jump – 5:00 p.m.
Donovan Robertson – 110-Meter Hurdles – 5:00 p.m. (Semifinals Saturday at 7:05 p.m.)
Timothy Faust – 200-Meters – 8:00 p.m. (Semifinals Saturday at 7:35 p.m.)
Jackson Neff – 3,000-Meter Steeplechase – 8:50 p.m.
Tyler Borton – Pole Vault – 12:00 p.m.
Devin Smith – High Jump – 5:00 p.m.
Andy Arnold – 5,000-Meters – 8:05 p.m.
Last Time Out: 2014 B1G Outdoor Championships
The Buckeyes used an outstanding team effort to finish fourth overall at the 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Championships at Rankin Track and Field in West Lafayette, Ind.
Junior Jackson Neff won a Big Ten title in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a personal-best time of 8:47.86. The time is a top-15 time in Division I this season.
Junior Devin Smith claimed a silver medal in the high jump. Smith, a native of Massillon, Ohio, cleared 2.14 meters (7-0.25) in his first competition of the year to finish in a tie for second with Kevin Spencer of Iowa. The mark ranks Smith in the Top 5 in the event in school outdoor history.
The top individual performer for the Buckeyes on the final day of competition was junior Timothy Faust, who claimed silver medals in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes in season-best times of 10.45 and 20.95, respectively.
Also earning a silver medal Sunday was sophomore Donovan Robertson, who turned in a personal-best time of 13.85 in the 110-meter hurdles. The runner-up time is the sixth fastest in school history and among the Top-25 times in Division I this season.
Qualifying athletes will travel to Eugene, Ore. for the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships taking place Wednesday-Saturday, June 11-14.