April 26, 2018

Buckeyes Travel to Iowa for Historic Drake Relays

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State track and field team travels to Iowa for the Drake Relays Friday and Saturday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.

BUCKEYES IN THE NCAA
Entering the final regular-season meet of the year, three Buckeyes have placed themselves in the Top 10 nationally. Along with the three individuals, the men’s 4×100 relay of Eric Harrison Jr., Nick Gray, Drelan Bramwell and Zack Bazile ranks eighth nationally.

Nick Demaline – Shot Put – 66’.5” – 2nd
Cole Gorski – Pole Vault – 18’.5” – T-9th
Zack Bazile – Long Jump – 26’.25” – 10th

A LOOK BACK
Ohio State notched a stellar performance as it hosted the 33rd-annual Jesse Owens Track Classic last weekend in Columbus. Ohio State claimed gold in the men and women’s triple jump as DaJuan Seward leaped a distance of 14.80 (48′ 6¾”) meters, while Mikaela Siebert leaped 12.48 meters (40′ 11½”).

For the men’s pole vault, it came down to a jump-off between Cole Gorski and Coty Cobb. This battle ultimately ended with Gorski clearing 5.27 meters (17′ 3½”) for the title and Cobb clearing 5.12 meters (16′ 9½”) to take second. Nick Demaline clutched first place for the Buckeyes with a heave of 18.65 meters (65′ 2″) in the men’s shot put championship. Senior Zack Bazile put on a stellar performance on day two of the Jesse Owens Classic. Bazile took first in long jump (7.35m/24’1”), first in the men’s 100 meter dash (10.35/PR), and was a part of the 4×100 team that claimed first. Teammate Davion Fisher finished right behind Bazile in the men’s long jump with a jump of 7.06 meters (23’2”).

The women’s 4×100 relay team claimed the title with a time of 44.92. The men’s 4×100 team also took the title with a time of 40.17, which included runners Zack Bazile, Asa Burke, Tavonte Mott and Eric Harrison Jr. Anavia Battle took the title for the Buckeyes in the women’s 100 meter dash, crossing the finish line with a personal best time of 11.56. Annie Ubbing placed first in the 800-meter run with a personal-best 2:05.79. For the men’s 200-meter dash, Asa Burke was able to cross the finish line with a personal best time of 21.10 to claim gold. Senior Drelan Bramwell was also able to cross the finish line with a personal best time to claim silver (21.12). In the women’s section of the 200 meter dash, Maggie Barrie placed first with a personal best time of 23.27 and Battle took third with a time of 23.66.

Both men and women’s 4×400 teams crossed the finish line first to round out an impressive day of track and field events. Buckeyes on the women’s team consisted of Karrington Winters, Tamani Wilson, Halimah Barlow and Maggie Barrie (3:42.01). For the men’s team Terry Johnson, Eric Harrison Jr., Keilan Beacham and Drelan Bramwell (3:13.92).

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State track and field team travels to Iowa for the Drake Relays Friday and Saturday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.

BUCKEYES IN THE NCAA
Entering the final regular-season meet of the year, three Buckeyes have placed themselves in the Top 10 nationally. Along with the three individuals, the men’s 4×100 relay of Eric Harrison Jr., Nick Gray, Drelan Bramwell and Zack Bazile ranks eighth nationally.

Nick Demaline – Shot Put – 66’.5” – 2nd
Cole Gorski – Pole Vault – 18’.5” – T-9th
Zack Bazile – Long Jump – 26’.25” – 10th

A LOOK BACK
Ohio State notched a stellar performance as it hosted the 33rd-annual Jesse Owens Track Classic last weekend in Columbus. Ohio State claimed gold in the men and women’s triple jump as DaJuan Seward leaped a distance of 14.80 (48′ 6¾”) meters, while Mikaela Siebert leaped 12.48 meters (40′ 11½”).

For the men’s pole vault, it came down to a jump-off between Cole Gorski and Coty Cobb. This battle ultimately ended with Gorski clearing 5.27 meters (17′ 3½”) for the title and Cobb clearing 5.12 meters (16′ 9½”) to take second. Nick Demaline clutched first place for the Buckeyes with a heave of 18.65 meters (65′ 2″) in the men’s shot put championship. Senior Zack Bazile put on a stellar performance on day two of the Jesse Owens Classic. Bazile took first in long jump (7.35m/24’1”), first in the men’s 100 meter dash (10.35/PR), and was a part of the 4×100 team that claimed first. Teammate Davion Fisher finished right behind Bazile in the men’s long jump with a jump of 7.06 meters (23’2”).

The women’s 4×100 relay team claimed the title with a time of 44.92. The men’s 4×100 team also took the title with a time of 40.17, which included runners Zack Bazile, Asa Burke, Tavonte Mott and Eric Harrison Jr. Anavia Battle took the title for the Buckeyes in the women’s 100 meter dash, crossing the finish line with a personal best time of 11.56. Annie Ubbing placed first in the 800-meter run with a personal-best 2:05.79. For the men’s 200-meter dash, Asa Burke was able to cross the finish line with a personal best time of 21.10 to claim gold. Senior Drelan Bramwell was also able to cross the finish line with a personal best time to claim silver (21.12). In the women’s section of the 200 meter dash, Maggie Barrie placed first with a personal best time of 23.27 and Battle took third with a time of 23.66.

Both men and women’s 4×400 teams crossed the finish line first to round out an impressive day of track and field events. Buckeyes on the women’s team consisted of Karrington Winters, Tamani Wilson, Halimah Barlow and Maggie Barrie (3:42.01). For the men’s team Terry Johnson, Eric Harrison Jr., Keilan Beacham and Drelan Bramwell (3:13.92).

Karen Dennis NAMED 2018 OHIO STATE GLASS BREAKER
Women leaders at The Ohio State University continue to blaze new trails when it comes to finding ways to empower other women and help them open doors to opportunity. The six women who make up the 2018 Glass Breakers all measure their success, in many ways, by how they are helping others, including providing needed mentorship to tackling issues as complex as dramatic changes to sexual harassment policies. Dennis is one of the most respected women in the country’s track and field community and recently led the Ohio State men’s indoor track and field team to its first Big Ten championship in 25 years. She’s the first female collegiate coach to win a men’s championship. In addition to her work at the university, she’s also involved on the international track scene and led the U.S. women’s national team at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Dennis is known by her peers as someone who is passionate about empowering other women and helping them excel in a sporting culture that’s dominated by men. In 2012, she hired an all-female coaching staff, one of the few — if not the only — in the country.someone who is passionate about empowering other women and helping them excel in a sporting culture that’s dominated by men. In 2012, she hired an all-female coaching staff, one of the few — if not the only — in the country.