COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State men’s track and field team representatives competed in first day action Friday at the 2008 NCAA Championships with preliminary races for Junior Jeff See and Senior Anthony Cole in Fayetteville, Ark.
See earned a spot in the final of the mile with a time of 4:06.10 in the prelims inside Tyson Fieldhouse. See finished fourth in the heat and will look to become the first Buckeye to earn All-American honors in the mile since Rob Meyers did so 2003. See holds a season-best time of 4:00.05 which ranks him 11th nationally. The time is also the second-best in Ohio State history in the indoor mile, See holds the school record in outdoor mile of 3:58.70. See will have his sights set on becoming only the second Buckeye to break four minutes in the indoor mile on Saturday, the only one who has ever done it in the Scarlet and Gary was Meyers who holds the school record in a time of 3:58.64.
Cole fell short of the final in the 200-meter dash as he came in 14th-place in a time of 21.20. Cole earned his spot with his time at the Alex Wilson Last Chance meet in South Bend, Ind. The time for Cole was a career-best of 21.07 and is the third-best in Ohio State history.
See will join seniors Lenny Jatsek and David Ebersole in competition on Saturday. Jatsek and Ebersole will be competing in the 35 pound weight throw which is schedule to start at 2 p.m. central standard time. See will take the track at 6:15 p.m.