January 28, 2023

Buckeyes Finish Strong at Texas Tech Open and Indiana Relays on Saturday



COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State track and field team wrapped up competition at the Texas Tech Open & Multis and the Indiana Relays on Saturday.

Adelaide Aquilla made her season debut in the shot put at the Indiana Relays, winning the competition with a best throw of 17.89m. The Buckeyes swept the shot-put competition as Hayden Tobias earned his second shot put win (19.32m) in as many tries this season.


  • Amaya Ugarte matched her personal-best in the high jump (1.84m), finishing as the runner-up.
  • Clarence Foote-Talley was the runner-up in the men’s triple jump (15.73m). Jaimie Robinson finished fourth (13.20m) on the women’s side.
  • In the 4x400m relay, the Buckeye women finished as the runner-up squad. Alyssa Marsh, Bryannia Murphy, Jaydan Wood and Yanique Dayle put together the best OSU time of the season thus far (3:33.83). On the men’s side, Kashawn Baptiste, Antonio Hanson, Zidane Brown and Armani Modeste teamed up to finish third (3:07.28).
  • Abbey Kuhn finished third in the women’s pole vault final by clearing 4.03m, while Luke Bendick was fifth on the men’ side (5.24m).
  • In the men’s high jump finals, Shaun Miller Jr. finished fifth (2.20m), just 0.03 shy of his personal-best and the winner. In the B section, Reign Winston finished in a tie for eighth (2.00m).
  • Ohio State had four finish in the top-20 of the women’s 200m among a field of 107 runners who finished the race. Marsh led the way in eighth with a personal-best 23.68, with Leah Bertrand in 13th with a personal-best 23.80, Nya Bussey in 14th by matching her indoor-best 23.98 and Dayle in 16th (24.04). Kashawn Baptiste led the way in the men’s field of 101 runners, finishing 20th with a personal-best 21.57.


  • All three Buckeyes finished in the top-seven in the women’s shot put competition on the back of Aquilla’s victory. Lacey Stringer was fourth overall (15.80m), while Faith Bender had an indoor personal-best (14.88m) for the second-straight meet.
  • All four throwers reached the finals in the men’s shot put behind Tobias’ win. Carlos Aviles finished third (18.32m), Josh Miller was sixth (17.26m) and Adam Riedinger was ninth (16.61m).


  • Director Rosalind Joseph: “I thought we had a lot of great performances today. Most importantly, we were able to line up and gain confidence among some of the nation’s best! Going into the second part of the season, performances are coming together at the right time and so we look to continue to build on that momentum into championship season.”


Ohio State competes at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational next weekend.