January 19, 2018

Buckeyes Head to Michigan for Third Meet of Season


Jan. 19, 2018

Columbus, Ohio  – The Ohio State men’s and women’s track and field teams will compete at their third meet in as many weeks on Saturday when they attend the Simmons-Harvey Quadrangular meet on Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich., at the Michigan Indoor Track Building.

Field events will begin a 11 a.m. ET and track events will get going at 11:30 a.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to follow along with the action on Twitter @OhioState_TFXC for live updates throughout the meet. Fans can find heat sheets and live results here.

The Buckeyes will be facing some stout talent at the meet taking on the likes of Michigan, Arkansas and Michigan State.

B1G Athletes of the Week
Ohio State has had four athletes when Big Ten honors in 2018. Karrington Winters was named the Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week most recently on Jan. 17. The junior clocked the fastest 400m dash time in America with a readout of 53.41 to claim gold in a field of over 40 runners. She also helped the 4x400m relay squad clock the fastest time in American with a readout of 3:34.92.

Following the season opening meet, Nick Demaline, Nick Gray and Sade Olatoye were all awarded with B1G honors for tremendous performances.

Top Marks of 2018
Five men and two women currently own Top 10 marks nationally. The aforementioned Winters along with Demaline own the top national marks two weeks into the season. Demaline’s season best shot put toss of 19.70m (64-7.75) has him leading the nation in his specialty event.

Junior Nick Gray and freshman Eric Harrison Jr. have nationally renowned marks as well. Gray’s French Field House record of 6.66 in the 60m dash ranks sixth nationally and Harrison Jr.’s time of 21.21 in the 200m dash is No. 10.

Olatoye is the only Buckeye to have two top 10 marks in the NCAA. Her school record shot put mark of 17.34m (56-10.75) ranks as the third-best throw of 2018, and he season-best weight throw mark of 21.32m (69-11.50) ranks No. 6.

Two other men have Top 10 marks; Cole Gorski’s school record of 5.40m (17-8.50) in the pole vault is the seventh best in the NCAA, and senior Aaron Zedella’s season-best weight throw of 21.02m (68-11.75) sits at 10th across the country.