July 21, 2021

Adelaide Aquilla Set For 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Five members of the Ohio State University men’s and women’s track and field program, including three current members of the team, will take part in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which kick off this Friday, July 23, with the opening ceremony at Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium. The opening ceremony will take place at 8 p.m. local time in Japan, which is 7 a.m. EDT in the United States.

Ohio State Buckeyes in Tokyo

  • Adelaide Aquilla (Rocky River, Ohio) – U.S. Olympian; will compete in the shot put, with qualifying rounds July 30 (6-7:30 a.m.) and finals July 30 (8:10-9:45 p.m.); a senior at Ohio State who won NCAA championships in 2021 indoors and outdoors in the shot put and has won the last three Big Ten shot put titles; Ohio State’s 2021 female athlete of the year.
  • Anavia Battle (Inkster, Mich) – U.S. Olympian; seven-time Big Ten sprints champion and four-time Big Ten athlete of the meet or athlete of the year will compete in the 200 meters, with Rd. 1 set for Aug. 1 (8-10:50 p.m.), semifinals Aug. 2 (6:20-8:40 a.m.) and finals Aug. 3 (6:10-8:50 a.m.); Battle will graduate in August with her degree in human development and family sciences.
  • Maggie Barrie (Columbus, Ohio) – Sierra Leone Olympian; will compete in the 400 meters with Rd. 1 set for Aug. 2 (8-11:20 p.m.), the semifinals Aug. 4 (5:30-8:55 a.m.) and finals on Aug. 6 (7:25-9:50); Ohio State 400-meter record holder; competed at the Doha 2019 IAAF World Championships in the 400 meters; graduated in 2018 with a degree in computer science.
  • Christina Clemons [Manning] (Waldorf, Md.) – United States Olympian; will compete in the 100 hurdles beginning July 30 (6-7:30 a.m.), with semifinals and finals Aug. 1 (6:10-8:50 a.m. and 8-10:50 p.m., respectively); sprinter was an 11-time All-American at Ohio State and a 10-time Big Ten champion; won NCAA titles in the 60- and 100-meter hurdles as a senior in 2012; fifth at 2016 Olympic Trials in the 100-meter hurdles; a 2012 Ohio State graduate with a degree in criminology.
  • Eric Harrison (Washington, D.C.) Trinidad and Tobago Olympian; has dual citizenship (United States) and will compete for Trinidad and Tobago in the 4×100 relay, which begins Aug. 4 (8-11:45 p.m.) with finals set for Aug. 6 (7:25-9:50 a.m.); Harrison won a Big Ten outdoor championship in the 200 meters in 2021 and he graduated in May with his degree in communications technology.

Ohio State’s track and field contingent is part of an Ohio State-record representation of student-athletes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics 26 current, former or incoming student-athletes set to compete for their respective country’s Olympic Team. The previous high was 19 Olympians at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Three Olympians from the women’s program is a school record total for one Olympics.