Feb. 25, 2007
Complete Results in PDF Format
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s track and field team finished fourth with 84 team points at the 2007 Big Ten Indoor Championships Sunday at Indiana’s Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse in Bloomington, Ind. Second-ranked Wisconsin won the team title with 120 points. Fourth place is two-spot improvement upon Ohio State’s finish last year. The Buckeyes were led on day two by sophomore Jeff See, who won the mile, and junior Anthony Cole, who won the 200-meter dash and took second in the 60-meter dash.
See won the mile in a time of 4:04.16, edging Wisconsin’s Craig Miller, who came in second at 4:04.27. This is the second Big Ten title for See in his young career; See was a member of the Big Ten champion distance medley relay team in 2006.
Also on the track, Cole took second in the 60-meter dash tying his season-best time of 6.66. This is an NCAA provisional mark and is the second best in Ohio State history. The time is only .01 seconds off the school record set by John Burrell in 1995. Later in the day Cole won the 200-meter dash in a season-best time of 21.18. This is Cole’s second Big Ten championship, adding to his 60-meter title in 2004.
In the heptathlon, Scott Hudepohl finished second with a season-best 5,338 points. The point total is an NCAA provisional mark.
“I told the guys how much I enjoyed the meet. We had some fantastic performances this Sunday and I feel like the whole program is focused in the right direction,” head coach Robert Gary said.”We will continue to work towards our goal of a Big 10 title. We have a couple guys qualified for the NCAA meet ad we’ll send a few last chance guys. We still have top 25 as a goal for the NCAA Indoor Championships” Sophomore Elon Simms took fourth in the 600-meter run in a time of 1:18.08. In the field, fellow sophomore Patrick Whalen placed fourth in the shot put with a toss of 58-3 ¼.
In the 5,000-meter run, Glen Collins finished sixth with a time of 14:30.90 and John Ealy also scored points for the Buckeyes, placing eighth in a time of 14:33.35. In the final event of the day the men’s 4x400m relay team of Stephen Robinson, Simms, Matt Comer and Brandon Woodard took fourth with a time of 3:12.35.
“Next year will start to look really great when we think about returning every scorer except Scott Hudepohl (2nd in the Hept) and Glenn Collins (6th in the 5k),” Gary said. “And we add our first recruiting class.”
Complete results are posted on www.bigten.org.
Next week the Buckeyes will head to South Bend, Ind., for the Alex Wilson Last Chance Meet, March 2-3. This will be the athletes’ final chance to qualify for the 2007 NCAA Indoor Championships