COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 34th Annual Jesse Owens Classic ended in success as the Buckeyes dominated the two-day meet. The weekend ended it with 32 top three finishes, numerous personal bests and two new school records.
How it Happened
• Cody Stine took home the gold in the men’s high jump with a clearance of 2.17m.
• Nick Gray, Tavonte Mott, Eric Harrison Jr. and Tyler Johnson were the 4x100m relay champions. The squad was able to clock in a time of 39.40s.
• The Buckeyes dominated the women’s shot put as Sade Olatoye and Adelaide Aquilla took first and second. Olatoye won with a distance of 17.32m to replace her previous school record of 16.90m and Aquilla with a personal best distance of 16.46m. Of course, Olatoye didn’t stop there as she claimed the title in the women’s discus throw (48.63m).
• Sophomore Tyler Johnson had an impressive day as he took gold in the men’s 400m dash with a personal best time of 46.49s and the men’s 200m dash with a time of 20.85s.
• Karrington Winters took third in the women’s 400m dash with a time of 54.11s.
• Nick Gray was named champion in the men’s 100m dash, where he clocked in a time of 10.18s. He was just a hundredth of a second shy of his record breaking time of 10.17s.
• Annie Ubbing won the 800m run with a time of 2:07.95s and teammate Aziza Ayoub finished close behind with a time of 2:08.11s to claim third.
• Jump specialist Taylor DeLoach set a personal best in the women’s long jump (6.35m) to take home the championship.
• Bliss Soleyn ended her career at the Jesse Owens Classic as the 100m dash champion. She was able to cross the finish line at 11.61s
• Dominate 200m dash runner Anavia Battle took home the trophy in the event for the Buckeyes with a time of 20.89s.
• Senior DaJuan Seward finished his last home meet as a champion in the men’s triple jump. He was able to jump a season best distance of 15.41m.
• Devon Leahy claimed silver for the Buckeyes in the 3000m steeplechase with a new personal best time of 10:28.98s.
• Senior Mikaela Seibert took home a silver medal for the Buckeyes in the women’s triple with her furthest jump measuring at 12.72m.
• Junior Davion Fisher took second for the Buckeyes in the men’s long jump with a distance of 7.23m.
• Chance Ehrnsberger set a personal best discus throw of 53.39m to earn a bronze medal for the Buckeyes.
• Juniors Cameron Cooper and Frank Hayes went one and two in the men’s 800m run. Cooper finished with a personal best time of 1:49.79s and Hayes with 1:50.30s.
• Pole vaulter, Robby Oswald, took home a bronze medal as he was able to clear a max height of 5.06m.
• Kyle McKinney and Terry Johnson went one and two for the Buckeyes in the men’s 400m hurdles as they both set personal bests. McKinney coming in with a time of 52.00s and Johnson 52.32s.
• The meet ended with the men’s 4x4oom relay team of Terry Johnson, Tyrese Fajardo, Kyle McKinney and Ryan Harrington crossing the finish line with a time of 3:16.29s to claim second.
The Buckeyes are back in action in two week and will head to Iowa City to compete in the 2019 Outdoor Big Ten Championships May 10th-12th.