COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State men’s track and field team representatives completed action Saturday at the 2008 NCAA Championships with seniors David Ebersole and Lenny Jatsek in the weight throw and Jeff See in the mile.
See became the first Ohio State miler to earn All-American honors since Rob Meyers in 2003. See took seventh in the NCAA mile final with a time of 4:05.75. See earned a spot in the final with a time of 4:06.10 in the prelims inside Tyson Fieldhouse. Among non-seniors See was fourth and looks to carry this momentum into the outdoor season. While redshirting the outdoor season in 2007, See set the school record in the outdoor mile with a time of 3:58.70.
Jatsek grabbed 10th in the weight throw with a toss of 68 feet, 1 3/4 inches. With the toss, Jatsek earns All-American honors for the second time in his career. He was also a All-American in the weight throw in 2006. Ebersole took 12th in the weight to close out his collegiate indoor career. Ohio State was the only school to have two throwers in the event.
“I know the guys are disappointed,” Ohio State head coach Robert Gary said. “But it really is a great honor just to make it. It really is impressive how tough it is to qualify. All of our guys ran or threw near their season bests and with Jeff and Lenny earning all-american honors”.
The Buckeyes will take a week off and then out their outdoor season in Coral Gables, Fla., with Miami Conference Triangular.