COLUMBUS, Ohio — The rivalry on the track between Ohio State and No. 17 Michigan turns its second season Saturday when Ohio State heads north to Ann Arbor for the third of six meetings in “The Dual” series between the two schools. The meet is scheduled to begin at Noon ET at the U-M Track Building. Admission is free.
Saturday is the third meeting meeting of a six-meet, three-year agreement between the Ohio State and Michigan, with the Wolverines hosting the indoor event each year and the Buckeyes the outdoor. Last season Michigan won the inaugural event in Ann Arbor, 90-71, before the Buckeyes won the outdoor meet in April, 110-93.
The agreement runs through the 2010 season. The 2009 meets are scheduled for Saturday in Ann Arbor and Saturday, April 11, in Columbus. “The Dual” traveling pennant is awarded to the winning team who holds onto it until the next meeting.
Schedule of Events
12:00 p.m. Weight Throw, Pole Vault, High Jump, Long Jump
1:15 p.m. Shot Put, Triple Jump
1:00 p.m. One Mile
1:10 p.m. 60m High Hurdles
1:20 p.m. 400m
1:30 p.m. 600m
1:40 p.m. 60m
1:50 p.m. 800m
2:00 p.m. 200m
2:10 p.m. 3000m
2:25 p.m. 4x400m
Last Time Out
The Ohio State men’s track and field team cruised to an easy victory Saturday evening at the 2009 Rev. Mike Hout Invitational on the campus of Capital University. Ohio State won by a combined team score of 233 points. Heidelberg finished second with a score of 137 followed by West Virginia Wesleyan at 117. The Buckeyes swept the top four spots in the shot put and weight throw. Ohio State was led by Patrick Whalen in the shot put, who threw 59-00.75. He was followed by second-place Matt DeChant (55-01.00), third-place Tyler Branch (52-04.75) and fourth-place Aaron Crabtree (52-01.00). In the weight throw Branch took top honors with his throw of 56-10.25. He was followed by DeChant (55-05.50), Max Mays (55-01.00) and Crabtree (53-0.700). In the high jump, Ryan Blake placed first with his jump of 6 feet, 7.5 inches. Bryan Chard and Anthony Amore placed first and second in the pole vault, clearing 16 feet and 15 feet, 7 inches, respectively. Kyle Burns competed unattached and also cleared 16 feet. The long jump saw Pat Reichart and Steve MacDonald take second and third, respectively, with jumps of 22-05.25 and 21-11.0 while Christian Blauvelt bested the field in the triple jump with a mark of 42-03.50. Jonathan Francois placed first in the 60m hurdles in a time of 8.29 while Stephen Robinson and James Manley took first and second in the 60m dash with times of 6.84 and 6.96, respectively. In the 400m dash, Matt Comer and Thomas Murdaugh each crossed the finish line at 48.99, sweeping the top two spots. Meanwhile, Brandon Woodard and Elon Simms took first and second in the 500m run with times of 1:05.01 and 1:07.67, respectively. The 800m run saw Robert Orellana (1:59.12) and Will Knickel (2:00.87) take the top two spots as well. Both Buckeye 4x200m and 4x400m teams placed first to round out the top performers for Ohio State.
2008 Indoor Dual Recap
Lenny Jatsek led the Buckeyes as he hit a winning mark of 66 feet, and 7 3/4 inches in the weight throw. The toss is a NCAA provisional mark and the fifth-best in Ohio State history for the Walton Hills, Ohio, native. Also in the field, Kyle Burns took the pole vault with a leap of 16 feet 3/4 inches. Patrick Whalen dominated in the shot put with a toss of 57-6 , topping the field by more than eight feet. Jeff See took the mile with a time of 4:04.73. The time for See, the defending Big Ten champion in the mile, is an NCAA provisional qualifier. Matt Comer earned his second-consecutive win the 400-meter dash with a time of 48.81.
2008 Outdoor Dual Recap
The Buckeyes rebounded in April, putting on an impressive all-around performance as Ohio State evened the series with a 110-93 victory by winning 11 of the 19 events. The 100-meter dash was a fight to the finish. Michigan All-American Adam Harris and Ohio State’s Anthony Cole were neck and neck through the first 50 meters, but Harris pulled away down the stretch for win at 10.51. Cole finished second at 10.59. James Manley for Ohio State was third at 11.02. Justin Yates took third with a jump of 6.56 meters. Yates claimed top honors in the triple jump with a mark of 14.68 meters. UM’s Smith was second at 14.15 meters. Dave Ebersole finished first in the hammer throw with a personal-best and Dual Meet-record toss of 206 feet, 4 inches. In the pole vault, Ohio State took the top two spot as Kyle Burns and Bryan Chard both cleared 16 feet, inches. Burns finished first in the jump off, putting the Buckeyes in front, 18-15, before the start of the running events. The Buckeyes dominated in the shot put, with Patrick Whalen and Jatsek taking first and second, respectively. Whalen’s toss of 59 feet, 7 inches was a regional qualifying mark.The Buckeyes 4×100 relay team of Cole, Manley, Curtis Leuenberger and Stephen Robinson took first with a time of 42.10 with the Wolverines finishing second (42.59). Ohio State swept the top two spots in the javelin throw to increase its lead to, 49-36. Patrick Filipi was first with a toss of 60.48 meters and Bryan Bunnell second at 58.17. Jeff See dominated in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:49.26 while OSU’s Jake Edwards was second with a time of 3:49.97. See continued his dominating ways in the 800 meter with a first-place time of 1:51.33 while Ohio State freshman Dan White was second 1:52.02. Matt Comer was strong from start to finish in the 400m, finishing first with a time of 47:21 while Robinson took third at 48:21. In the 200-meter dash, Ohio State took first and third to extend its lead with Cole (21.22) and Comer (21.48). UM’s Barnes was second at 21.32. Cole’s time was a regional qualifying time. Sophomore Chad Balyo won the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:23.96. The win clinched the victory for the Buckeyes. In the high jump, senior Patrick Woods took second with a leap of 6 feet, 8 3/4 inches. Junior Nigel Hale-Bryant was right on Woods heals as he finished third with a mark of 6-4 3/4.