COLUMBUS, Ohio – All four Ohio State Buckeyes who competed Wednesday evening at the NCAA Track & Field Championships, taking place at Hayward Stadium on the Eugene, Ore., campus of the University of Oregon, earned second-team All-America honors for their efforts as part of the 4×100-meter relay team.
In addition, Tyler Johnson, the senior from Dayton who has won Big Ten Conference indoor and outdoor titles this year in the 400 meters, qualified for the finals Friday night in his specialty. Johnson won his 400 heat – heat No. 2 – from Lane 9 in 45.33 to qualify second overall. He’ll run for a national championship at 9:02 p.m. EDT Friday evening.
The 4×100 was clean, quick and with all four sprinters a part of a concerted effort. Kainnan Ramsey led off, handed the baton to Eric Harrison, who forwarded it to Adrian Curry and then Johnson was the anchor. The Buckeyes finished 12th overall with a time of 39.32.
Harrison also qualified for the national championships in the 200. He finished 19th overall with a time of 20.86.
The championships continue Thursday with the women’s semifinals. Seven of the eight Buckeyes who qualified for the championships will be competing.