Feb. 9, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Junior Demoye Bogle topped his own school record in the 60m hurdles Friday evening at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., crossing the finish line in a time of 7.71 seconds to take home first place.

The winning time – an Albuquerque Convention Center facility record – places the Huber Heights, Ohio, native in the Top 5 nationally in the event. Bogle’s previous school record of 7.76 was set at the Don Kirby Elite last season.

Senior Chris Fallon was the lone Buckeye representative at the prestigious Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., Friday evening. Competing in the mile invitational, Fallon turned in a personal-best time of 3:59.37 to finish fourth overall. The PR by Fallon places the Copley, Ohio, native fourth on the all-time list at Ohio State and ninth overall in Division I this season. Unattached competitor Riley Masters won the race in 3:56.25.

“This is a pretty special time for Chris,” Brice Allen, distance coach for the Buckeyes said. “He is just the 290th American to ever break the 4-minute mile and his time is currently the 12th best in the country. Those are both very special accomplishments and we are proud of Chris.”

Other Buckeye highlights from Albuquerque:

Bogle tied a personal-best time of 6.76 in the preliminaries before scratching prior to the final race.

Ohio State placed two athletes in the Top 3. Sophomore Timothy Faust took the title in a time of 20.91, the third-best sprint in school indoor history and a top-10 time nationally. Fellow sophomore Nick Batcha finished third in a personal-best time of 21.28.

Fifth place went to freshman Champ Page in a collegiate-best time of 47.57. Unattached competitor Jarrin Solomon claimed first place in 46.23.

A time of 1:54.20 helped senior Marvel Brooks to a fifth-place finish. New Mexico’s Edwin Herring finished first overall in 1:51.36.

Long Jump
Senior Korbin Smith used a jump of 7.41m (24-3.75) to finish fifth overall. Stephan Scott-Ellis of Washington State was the winner at 7.60m (24-11.25).

4x400m Relay
Ohio State ‘A’ – Page, Brooks, Smith and sophomore Antonio Blanks – captured the crown in a time of 3:10.91. Runner-up honors went to Arizona State (3:12.70).