June 11, 2014


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s track and field team was represented on day one of the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore. by freshman LaMar Bruton and senior Jordan Rispress.

Bruton, a native of New Castle, Del., placed sixth in his heat and 18th overall in the 400-meter run with a time of 46.70 seconds. He earns Honorable Mention All-America honors in his first trip to the outdoor championships. Deon Lendore of Texas A&M cruised to a time of 45.18 to claim the top seed in the final.

Rispress, a Columbus product, will earn a Second Team All-American selection after using a time of 51.48 seconds to place 16th in the 400-meter hurdles. Michael Stigler of Kansas posted the race’s top time of 49.34 seconds.

Both Bruton and Rispress will race again Thursday, along with sophomore Armand Austin and redshirt senior Javon Walker, as part of the men’s 4×400-meter relay team. The team will run in the third and final heat which is scheduled to get underway at 9:20 p.m. ET. If they advance they will race in the final set for Saturday.

Competing individually for Ohio State Thursday will be junior Timothy Faust in the 200-meter dash and sophomore Donovan Robertson in the 110-meter hurdles. Faust will race in heat one of the 200m set for 7:00 p.m. ET while Robertson will race in heat three of the 110m hurdles at approximately 8:05 p.m. ET. Both will be looking to advance to Saturday finals.