Feb. 9, 2018
Columbus, Ohio – Zack Bazile registered the third-best long jump of 2018 in the world on Friday night at the Music City Challenge with a leap of 8.13-meters (26-8.25) at the Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility.
So this just happened at Vanderbilt’s Music City Challenge – Ohio State’s Zack Bazile hits a long jump of 8.13 meters(26’8.25”)/Facility record, NCAA season best @OhioStAthletics @NCAATrackField pic.twitter.com/3bSboF8OEn
— SportsNashville (@SportsNashville) February 10, 2018
The mark is impressive on several levels. The mark of 8.13-meters is tied for the longest by an American this year, it ranks as the leading NCAA mark, and it goes down as the second best jump by a Buckeye in program history.
Taylor DeLoach made it a Buckeye sweep in the long jump; the Georgia native registered a mark of 6.00m (19-8.25) to claim her gold. Speaking of Buckeye sweeps, the Scarlet and Gray absolutely dominated the 200m dash event on both the women’s and men’s side. For the women, Anavia Battle (23.62/PR) and Halimah Barlow (23.66/PR) ran their way to a one-two finish, and just minutes later, the Buckeye duo of Nick Gray (20.92) and Eric Harrison Jr. (21.24) did the exact same thing.
For the second-consecutive meet, Cole Gorski improved his school record. On Friday night, he cleared 5.47m (17-11.25) to earn a bronze while re-upping his school record.
Distance runner Lainey Studebaker ran her first-career collegiate indoor 5,000m run, and she did not disappoint. She threw down a time of 16:31.14 to become the third-fastest 5,000-meter runner in program history. Aaron Zedella heaved the weight apparatus a personal best of 21.39m (70-2.50) for a third place showing. In the women’s weight throw, Sade Olatoye finished third collegiately in a stacked field that featured three of the top five weight throwers in America with a toss of 22.16m (72-8.50).
Day two will begin on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. ET.