Jan. 26, 2018
New York, N.Y. – Zack Bazile clocked the fourth-fastest 60m dash time in program history on Friday evening at the first day of competition of the Columbia Challenge hosted at The Armory.
The East Coast native (Montvale, N.J.) made the most of his return trip back close to home with duplicate times of 6.68 in his both his qualifying and final heats to earn a second-place finish. Primarily competing as a long and triple jumper for most of his career, Bazile has shown the ability to produce quality times in the 60m dash this season. The time of 6.68 is the fourth-fastest time to ever be recorded by a Buckeye sprinter. Just .11 seconds behind Bazile was Eric Harrison Jr. (6.79); the freshman earned a third-place finish in the field of 27 athletes.
Chantel Ray clocked a 60m hurdle final time of 8.25 to garner silver and lower her career personal best by .02 seconds. Her time of 8.25 is just .08 seconds outside of the all-time top five list at Ohio State. In the men’s 60m hurdles, DaJuan Seward hurdled his way to a fourth-place showing with a readout of 7.97.
The only Buckeye finalist in the women’s 60m dash was senior Maggie Barrie. The Sierra Leone native clocked a personal-best time of 7.47 to earn a seventh-place finish.
The Buckeyes will compete in a full slate of action on Saturday to wrap up the Columbia Challenge.