COLUMBUS, Ohio – Three more Buckeyes competed out west at the annual Payton Jordan Invitational Saturday evening at Cobb Track and Angell Field on the campus of Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif.
Running against some of the top athletes in the country, senior Jeff See took first place in section two of the men’s 5000m run with a time of 13:44.49, the second-best time in Ohio State history, the top run in the Big Ten this season and a Top 15 Division I performance. His teammate, Daniel White, took seventh in section two of the men’s 800m with a time of 1:49.84, a season-best and the sixth-fastest in the Big Ten.
“Jeff’s race was great,” head coach Robert Gary said. “It was a phenomenal time, but I felt like he could break the OSU record. I believe the best is still yet to come for Jeff.”
Meanwhile, former Buckeye All-American and volunteer coach Brian Olinger ran the world’s second-fastest time in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 8:28.27, just behind Kyle Alcorn of Nike who took first with a time of 8:27.95.
The Buckeyes will preview the Big Ten championship track when they compete next weekend at the Billy Hayes Invitational in Bloomington, Ind.