February 15, 2020

Battle Becomes World Leader in 200-meter dash


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s track and field team split into three groups this weekend to compete in different meets. Sprinters and jumpers traveled to Clemson, SC, middle distance and distance runners competed in the Iowa State Classic while throwers and pole vaulters stayed close to home and competed in Kent, Ohio. The Buckeyes were able to earn four top ten finishes and a new world leader in the 200-meter dash.

All eyes are now on Anavia Battle as she becomes the world leader in the 200-meter dash taking first in the event. She registered a 22.66 which was also a facility record at the Clemson University Indoor Complex.  Battle is the first female Buckeye to have the fastest time in the world in the 200-meter. The junior is a four-time Big Ten Champion and was named Freshman of the Year in 2018.

Top Ten Finishes

  • Anavia Battle put on a show at the Tiger Paw Invite where she registered a 22.66 in the 200-meter dash. Battle’s blazing time not only broke a facility record but is now the fastest women’s 200-meter dash time in the world.
  • Adelaide Aquilla finished first in the women’s shot put with a distance of 17.22-meters.
  • Middle-distance specialist Aziza Ayoub placed sixth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:06.95. Annie Ubbing rounded out the top ten with a time of 2:08.46.

 All Finishes

200-meter: 1. Anavia Battle 22.66; 27. Devine Parker 23.87; 44. Alyssa Marsh 24.22*; 51. Kaylyn Heath 24.48*; 53. Halimah Barlow 24.53; 56. Nya Bussey 24.62*
4×400-meter relay – 12. Wilson, Marsh, Barlow, Bussey 3:38.61
Shot Put: 1. Adelaide Aquilla 17.22m
800-meter; 6. Aziza Ayoub 2:06.95; 10. Annie Ubbing 2:08.46; 32. Gia Napoleon 2:13.15
Mile: 31. Gia Napoleon 4:52.15*; 39. Allie Gaugenti 4:52.15*


Up Next
Buckeyes are back on the road to compete in the Alex Wilson Invite Feb. 22 in Notre Dame, Ind.






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