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March 28, 2015

Complete Results | Complete Results 

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State men’s track and field team was victorious in its outdoor season opener at the FSU Relays in Tallahassee, Fla., this weekend, amassing a team score of 152 to defeat host and ninth-ranked Florida State, Miami (Fla.) and North Carolina.

Ohio State won a total of five events over two days of competition, highlighted by a personal-best throw of 19.36 meters (63-6.25) from redshirt junior J.C. Murasky in the shot put,  a performance that ranks fourth in Ohio State outdoor history and second in Division I so far this season.

Reigning Big Ten indoor freshman of the year Zack Bazile captured the long jump title with a mark of 7.56 meters (24-9.75), the fifth-best jump in Division I this season. Bazile also set a massive personal best of 15.38 meters (50-5.50) to finish third in the triple jump, the sixth-best performance in DI this season — three of the top-six marks for the 2015 outdoor season were set at the meet.

Also picking up wins for OSU was junior Champ Page in the 400-meter dash (46.99), redshirt junior Antonio Blanks in the 400-meter hurdles (52.49) and sophomore Anthony Johnson in the 800-meter run (1:52.92). Page’s winning time ranks seventh in the country so far this season.

The Buckeye women placed third overall with 146 points behind No. 9 FSU (187) and No. 19 Miami (161). North Carolina was a distant fourth with a team score of 49.

Senior Chesna Sykes won the 100-meter dash in 11.94 seconds and helped the 4×100-meter relay team to a first-place time of 45.81.

In the field, senior Abie Ehimwenman won the triple jump with a 12.45-meter (40-10.25) leap, good for 13th in Division I this season. Junior Allie Missler picked up a win in the javelin in her Buckeye debut, clearing a personal-best 45.04 meters (147-9.25), ranking her No. 2 all-time in the event at Ohio State behind Maggie Mullen.

Other notable performances:
· Junior Alyssa Gary posted a personal-best throw of 15.04 meters (49-4.25) in the shot put, earning runner-up honors and a Top-25 performance nationally.
· Senior Bianca Walton was a runner-up in the triple jump at 12.09 meters (39-8.00).

Final Standings
Men
1. Ohio State — 152
2. Miami (Fla.) — 148
3. Florida State — 146
4. North Carolina — 46

Women
1. Florida State — 187
2. Miami (Fla.) — 161
3. Ohio State — 146
4. North Carolina — 49

Scoring Breakdown
Men
800m — 15
Shot Put — 14
100m — 13
3000m — 13
200m — 12
Hammer — 11
1500m — 11
400m — 9
400m hurdles — 9
Long Jump — 9
110m hurdles — 7
4x100m Relay — 7
4x400m Relay — 6
Triple Jump — 6
Discus — 5
Javelin — 5
Total — 152

Women 
Triple Jump — 16
Discus — 12
100m hurdles — 11
200m — 11
1500m — 11
3000m — 11
4x100m Relay — 9
100m — 9
Javelin — 9
400m — 8
4x400m Relay — 7
Shot Put — 7
Long Jump — 6
400m Hurdles — 6
800m — 5
Pole Vault — 4
Hammer — 4
Total — 146

Up Next
Ohio State competes at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., next Friday and Saturday, April 3-4.