April 5, 2019

Buckeyes Head South For Battle of the Bayou


Baton Rouge, La – The Ohio State track and field teams will travel to Louisiana State University to compete in the Battle of the Bayou. The competition will take place at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium on Saturday, April 6. Field events will start at 8:30 a.m. ET with the women’s discus and running will began at 9 a.m. ET with the 10,000m run.

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Teams Attending 

Alabama, Kansas, LSU, Penn State

Top 10 National Rankings

Anavia Battle – No. 1 – 200m dash – 11.37s

Julia Rizk – No. 7 – 800m – 2:05.15s

Sade Olatoye – No. 5 – Shot Put – 16.90m

Sade Olatoye – No. 10 – Hammer Throw – 64.69m

Nick Gray – No. 8 – 200m – 20.67s

A Look Back 

At last week’s Florida Relays and Raleigh Relays, more than a dozen Buckeyes set new personal best times and four school records fell.

Sophomore sprinter Anavia Battle started the second day of the Florida Relays with a new career best time of 11.37s in the women’s 100m dash to place ninth. She didn’t stop there however, as later on in the competition she came back with vengeance in the women’s 200m dash. Her time of 22.54s beat an Ohio State record that stood since 2000.

Senior distance specialist Christine Frederick wrote her name in the Ohio State record books as well. Frederick ran a 33:46.57s in the women’s 10,000m run in Raleigh, which is the fastest by any Buckeye in almost 40 years.

The Field Athlete of the Year for the indoor season, Sade Olatoye, claimed the first medal of the day for the Buckeyes. The Dublin native took a well-deserved bronze in the women’s hammer throw with a heave of 62.70m. Of course, the dominate field athlete wasn’t finished there as she surpassed her own shot put school record with a 16.90m heave.

Ohio State picked up their second medal of the day when the women’s sprint medley team finished third with a time of 3:49.12s. The relay teams weren’t finished, however, as the women’s 4x800m took gold with a time of 8:30.79 setting a new Ohio State record.