May 26, 2018
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TAMPA, Fla. – The Ohio State track & field team added five more entries to the NCAA Outdoor Championships on the final day of the NCAA East Preliminaries on Saturday in Tampa, Fla. In the pursuit of these entries, the Buckeyes reached personal and school-best performances.
The men’s 4x100m relay of Eric Harrison Jr., Duan Asemota, Drelan Bramwell, and Zack Bazile posted a season-best time of 38.91. This is the fastest time that a 4x100m relay team has ran in school history. The previous record was set at last year’s NCAA Championship, with the team posting a time of 38.92 to break a 25-year record.
Senior Chantel Ray placed third in her heat to earn an automatic bid to the championships. She ran a time of 13.37, finishing 10th overall.
Both the men’s and women’s 4x400m relay teams punched their tickets to the championships on Saturday. The men’s team of Asa Burke, Nick Gray, Drelan Bramwell, and Andre Jeff ran a 3:06.98 to place third in its heat and earn an automatic qualification. Karrington Winters, Syaira Richardson, Maggie Barrie, and Tamani Wilson teamed up for the women’s 4x400m relay that finished second in its heat with a time of 3:32.25. The men and women finished seventh and fifth overall, respectively.
DaJuan Seward leaped a personal best 16.12m (52-10 ¾) in the triple jump to book himself a ticket to Eugene for the championships. He placed fifth overall in the event.
Nick Demaline finished 10th in men’s shot put with a throw of 18.87m (61-11). The senior returns to the championships as the reigning bronze medalist. He threw 19.75m (64-9.75) to finish third at the 2017 event.
The 2018 NCAA Outdoor Championships will be held June 6-9 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.