Feb. 28, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Six members of the Ohio State men’s track and field team are set to compete at the Alex Wilson Last Chance Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind., this Friday and Saturday, March 1-2.

Big Ten champion Timothy Faust, Chris Fallon and Korbin Smith, along with the 4x400m relay team of Smith, Marvel Brooks, Champ Page and Antonio Blanks, will attempt to set qualifying marks and times for the upcoming NCAA championships, set for March 8-9 in Fayetteville, Ark.

Smith will open competition at the Loftus Sports Center in the long jump Friday at 6 p.m. ET. The rest of the Buckeyes take to the track on Saturday, beginning with Faust at approximately 2:20 p.m. Live scoring will be available at, and a complete recap will be posted following the meet at

Hartfield Competes at U.S. Indoor Championships
Senior Michael Hartfield will compete unattached in the long jump Saturday at the 2013 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque, N.M.

Hartfield’s event is schedule for approximately 4:15 p.m. ET. NBC Sports Network will carry live coverage of the meet beginning at 4 p.m.

Catch the 2013 Big Ten Championships on BTN
BTN will broadcast all of the highlights from the 2013 Big Ten Indoor Championships this Saturday, March 2, at 12 p.m. ET.

Buckeyes Ranked No. 63 in USTFCCCA Week Six Poll
Ohio State checked-in at No. 63 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) team rankings for Division I, released Feb. 26.

Nine Big Ten teams are featured in the Top 50: No. 4 Wisconsin, No. 6 Nebraska, No. 7 Indiana, No. 10 Penn State, No. 18 Minnesota, No. 27 Michigan State, No. 37 Illinois, No. 39 Purdue and No. 41 Michigan. Arkansas is the top-ranked team in the nation, followed by No.2 Florida.

In the Great Lakes regional rankings Ohio State sits at No. 3 behind Wisconsin and Indiana. Akron and Michigan complete the Top 5.

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Buckeyes in the Individual Top 25
Six members of the men’s track and field team find themselves ranked within the Top 25 in several event areas nationally according to Track & Field Results Reporting System ( A look at where the Buckeyes sit:

Demoye Bogle – No. 9 in the 60m hurdles
Chris Fallon – No. 20 in the mile
Korbin Smith – No. 21 in the 4x400m relay
Champ Page – No. 21 in the 4x400m relay
Marvel Brooks – No. 21 in the 4x400m relay
Antonio Blanks – No. 21 in the 4x400m relay

2013 Recruiting Class Ranked No. 2 in Nation
Ohio State’s freshman class was recently ranked No. 2 in the nation and tops in the Big Ten Conference by Track and Field News.

“I’m extremely excited about this incoming class of freshmen and what each of them will bring to the squad,” Ohio State head coach Ed Beathea said. “It is an honor to get this high recognition from Track and Field News. It is a testament to our staff and the hard work they put into recruiting. We are looking forward to seeing these young men perform for the Scarlet and Gray come January.”

The highly touted incoming class of freshmen is headlined by Robertson, Page, javelin specialist Billy Stanley, and thrower Joseph Velez. The class also includes newcomers Armand Austin (sprints), Bryce Blake (pole vault), Jack Kincade (multi-events), Eric Metoyer (sprints/hurdles), Nick Pupino (distance), Jordan Redd (distance), and Steven Weaver (distance).

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Last Time Out
Ohio State finished eighth overall at the 2013 Big Ten Indoor Championships last Saturday, Feb. 23.

Highlights included a win in the 200m by Faust, a bronze medal in the mile from Fallon, and a fourth-place finish by the 4x400m relay team.

The Buckeyes finished with a team score of 40 to place one point ahead of rival Michigan. No. 4 Wisconsin won the team title with 90 points.

Up Next
Qualifying athletes compete at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., March 8-9.