February 1, 2020

Battle Secures No. 1 Spot in Nation in 200-meter


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s track and field program secured six top-eight finishes and a new school record in the pentathlon at the highly-competitive Texas Tech Invitational.

Junior Anavia Battle secured the 200-meter dash title with a time of 22.86. Her championship time puts her at No. 1 in the nation thus far this season. This time last year, Battle secured the No. 1 spot in the 200-meter dash with a career-best time of 22.80.


Top Eight Finishes
Alexus Pyles started off the Texas Tech Invite with a bang as she broke her own school record of 3993 points. Her 4040 point-finish lands her at No. 2 in the nation.

Emma Nwofor, during her second meet as a Buckeye, placed fourth in the pentathlon. She was able to accumulate 3950 points to take fourth and No. four in the nation.

Annie Ubbing placed fifth in the 600-meter run with a time of 1:32.03. Aziza Ayoub placed eighth with a career-best time of 1:32.69.

The 4×400-meter relay team placed eighth in the event with a time of 3:42.10. The team included Alyssa Marsh, Jayden Wood, Aziza Ayoub and Tamani Wilson.

All Finishes
Pentathlon – 1. Alexus Pyles 4040*; 4. Emma Nwofor 3950
600-meter – 5. Annie Ubbing 1:32.03; 8. Aziza Ayoub 1:32.69*; 12. Tamani Wilson 1:36.59*

400-meter – 17. Alyssa Marsh 56.01; 17. Alyssa Marsh 56.01; 18. Jayden Wood 56.25;
200-meter – 1.Anavia Battle 22.86; 33. Kaylyn Heath 24.55; 34. Taylor DeLoach 24.55; 35. Alyssa Marsh 24.55; 38. Tamani Wilson 24.78; 50. Jayden Wood 25.09
4×400-meter relay – 8. Marsh, Wood, Ayoub, Wilson 3:42.10
Long Jump – 13. Taylor DeLoach 5.46m

Up Next
The Buckeyes will travel to Clemson, SC. to compete in the Tiger Paw Invite hosted by Clemson University.