AUSTIN, Tx – The 2018-19 season has concluded for the Buckeyes after 15 athletes took on the chance to win a National title at the NCAA Outdoor Divison I Championships. Ohio State will head back to Columbus with six new personal bests and three new school records.
A Look Back
• Sophomore Tyler Johnson got the first day of the NCAA Championships started when he competed in the 400m prelims. Johnson ran a personal best time of 45.70s to take 11th.
• Sprints specialist Nick Gray took on the 200m dash with a time of 20.86s. Gray ends his last season as a Buckeye with three Big Ten Championships, two school records, Big Ten Track Athlete of the Championships and a legacy that will live on.
• Tyler Johnson, Joseph Cooper Jr., Andre Jeff and Donnie James made up the men’s 4x400m relay. The team crossed the threshold with a time of 3:06.59s.
• DaJuan Seward, a jumps specialist, competed for a National title in the men’s long jump. The Senior’s furthest distance was 7.38m.
• Chance Ehrnsberger faced off amongst the nation’s best in the men’s shot put. The throws specialist was able to heave the sphere 17.98m.
• The women’s 4x100m relay team of Bliss Soleyn, Karrington Winters, Karimah Senior and Taylor DeLoach finished their season with a time of 44.62s.
• Senior Julia Rizk took 6th in the 1,500m run with a personal best time of 4:13.70s to also break her own school record of 4:15.88s to compete in finals.
• Throws specialist Sade Olatoye had a great day as she broke her own school records in both shot put (17.53m) and hammer throw (67.49m). The Dublin native finished the hammer throw competition with a record heave of 69.37m to take fourth, and threw 17.88m in shot put to end her remarkable season. She was able to score 11 points for the Buckeyes while bringing home two new trophies for her outstanding performances. Olatoye ends the year with two Big Ten Championships, four school records and a National Championship.
• Sophomore Adelaide Aquilla made her NCAA Championship debut in the the women’s shot put. Aquilla was able to heave the sphere 16.59m for a new personal best. She has ended her season with multiple new personal bests and has a bright future ahead of her collegiate career representing the Scarlet and Gray.
• After an outstanding indoor and outdoor season, Anavia Battle ran a time of 23.01s in the 200m dash. Battle ends her second year for the Buckeye with four Big Ten Championships, a Great Lakes Track Athlete of the Year honor, Big Ten Track Athlete of the Championships and two school records.
• Sophomore Morgan Lewis competed in the 100H and finished with a time of 13.46s to end her first season wearing Scarlet and Gray.
• Luke Landis walked away from this season with a time of 14:15.00s in the men’s 5,000m run.
• Cody Stine finished in ninth place in high jump and was able to clear a max height of 2.18m, ending his first season as a Buckeye. Stine walks away from this season with the second best clearance in Buckeye history (2.20m).
• Senior Julia Rizk started the final day of the Championships by competing in the women’s 1,500m finals. Rizk crossed the finish line with a time of 4:19.31s. She ends her career as Buckeye as a Big Ten Champion, school record holder and a indoor National Champion.
• Junior Abby Nichols finished her season competing in the 5,000m run where she ran a time of 16:36.45s. Nichols had a great year as she walks away a Big Ten Champion and school record holder.