Feb. 5, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Seniors J.C. Murasky and Champ Page collected wins at the Armory Track Invitational in New York City Friday, highlighting day one of competition for the Ohio State track and field team.
Murasky won the men’s shot put by more than five feet with a new indoor personal-best mark of 19.93 meters (65-4.75). The Zanesville, Ohio, native now ranks fourth in Division I in the event this season and third in the Ohio State record book.
Page, a native of Marlboro, Md., picked up an easy win in the men’s 400-meter dash, crossing the finish in a time of 47.62 seconds. Teammate Nick Gray, a freshman from Pickerington, Ohio, was fourth in his first 400 race of the season in a time of 48.17.
James Clark, a redshirt sophomore and receiver on the Buckeye football team, was impressive in his season debut on the track, qualifying for the finals of the 60-meter dash with a second-place time of 6.76 seconds in the semifinals, winning his heat in the process.
On the women’s side, Ohio State sent two athletes to the finals of the 60-meter hurdles. Sophomore Chantel Ray was second overall in a time of 8.29, while senior Alexis Franklin was seventh with a season-best time of 8.33
Sophomore Maggie Barrie was fifth overall in the semifinals of the 60-meter dash, qualifying for the final race on Saturday with a time of 7.51 seconds.
In the field, freshman Sade Olatoye secured a fourth-place finish in the shot put (15.07 meters/49-5.50).
Competition at The Armory resumes tomorrow at 9 a.m. ET.