April 5, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s track and field team finished in second place Saturday afternoon at the LSU Battle on the Bayou in Baton Rouge, La.
The Buckeyes finished the day with a team score of 106 points. Host and eighth-ranked LSU was the team champion with 166 points. Third-place went to Kansas (104 points), followed by No. 9 UCLA (95) and Mississippi State (74).
Ohio State won two events and was once again led by sophomore All-American Billy Stanley in the javelin. The 2013 Big Ten champion cleared 73.38 meters (242-3.00) for his second win in as many meets this outdoor season and finished 27 feet ahead of the second-place mark. The other winner for the Buckeyes was junior Josh Sabo, who finished the 1500-meter run in a personal-best time of 3:49.25.
Other highlights for the Scarlet and Gray:
Junior Timothy Faust crossed the finish line in a fourth-place time of 10.45 seconds, a tenth of a second shy of his personal best.
Junior Nick Batcha (21.55) placed fifth overall for the Buckeyes.
Freshman Champ Page turned in a fourth-place time of 47.38. The time ranks among the Top 20 in Division I this season.
Senior Jordan Rispress completed his race third overall in 52.59 seconds.
A time of 1:51.61 helped freshman Anthony Johnson to third place.
Sophomore Jordan Redd used a personal-best time of 8:35.42 to take sixth place.
Junior Julian Vann used a mark of 14.93 meters (48-11.75) to finish second overall.
Freshman Josh Fridley cleared the bar at 2.03 meters (6-8.00), good for a third-place tie with Jonathan Fuller of Kansas.
Runner-up honors went to freshman Aaron Zedella (55.87 meters/183-4.00).
Rispress, Batcha, Bruton and senior Javon Walker combined for a fourth-place time of 3:11.41.
Final Team Standings (18 Events Scored)
1) No. 8 LSU – 166 points
2) Ohio State – 106
3) Kansas – 104
4) No. 9 UCLA – 95
5) Mississippi State – 74
Ohio State Scoring Breakdown
110m hurdles – 12 points
Javelin – 11
1500m – 10
Shot Put – 10
Hammer – 10
800m – 8
Triple Jump – 8
400m – 6
100m – 6
400m hurdles – 6
4x400m relay – 6
High Jump – 5
200m – 4
Discus – 2
3000m – 1
Pole Vault – 1
Ohio State competes at the Spec Towns National Team Invitational in Athens, Ga., April 12.