Coral Gables, Florida – After a successful end to the 2018-19 indoor season, the Bucks look to capitalize on that success in this year’s outdoor season. The first meet of the season will be the Power 5 Trailblazer Challenge hosted by the University of Miami. The meet will be a two-day event, and will begin today at 2:00 p.m. ET with the men’s and women’s javelin followed by both shot put competitions at 4:00 p.m. ET. On Saturday, March 23rd, the meet will start with men’s and women’s high jump at 10:00 a.m. ET.
A Look Back
At last year’s Power 5 Trailblazer Challenge, the Buckeyes men’s team took first place with an impressive 133 points, 20 points ahead of Ole Miss (113 points). A host of runners and fielders contributed to the team’s success. The women’s team placed third with 103 points, beating out Miami for the top three spots by 26 points. A host of runners and fielders for the women’s team also claimed titles at the Power 5 Trailblazer Challenge.
The men’s 4×1 team, placed second with a time of 39.26s. The team consisted of Eric Harrison, Nick Gray, Drelan Bramwell, and Zack Bazile. In the men’s 1,500 meter run, Alex Lomong took silver with a time of 3:48.63. Lomong also took third in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:51:59. DaJuan Seward claimed gold in the 110 hurdles with an impressive time of 14.57. Seward also claimed gold in triple jump where he leaped a distance of 15.28
Pole vaulters Cole Gorski and Coty Cobb both placed second and third. Gorski cleared a height of 5.36 meters while Cobb was right behind him with a clearance of 5.16 meters. Rounding out the scoring efforts for the men was the 4×4 team which took gold. The team included Nick Gray, Joseph Cooper, Andre Jeff, Asa Burke.
The women’s team had a third place showing with many Buckeyes contributing with top spots. Christine Frederick started off strong with a first place finish in the 3,000 meter run. Julia Rizk claimed her second title of the outdoor season in the 1,500 meter run, clocking in a then-personal best time of 4:23.32.
Annie Ubbing took bronze in the 800 meter run to add to the scoring efforts. Alexus Pyles also placed third in the 400 meter hurdles. The women’s 4×4 team claimed gold with a time of 3:36.89. The squad was assembled with Syria Richardson, Beatrice Hannan, Tamani Wilson, and Karrington Winters. Rounding out the scoring efforts for the women’s team was triple jumper Mikaela Siebert where she took gold with a distance of 12.72 meters.