February 26, 2020

Buckeyes Look to Capitalize at Big Ten Championships


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s and women’s track and field program will compete in the 2020 Big Ten Indoor Championships this Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, Feb. 29. The championships will be held in Geneva, Ohio at the Spire Institute. Friday’s events are set to start at 10:50 a.m. ET with the pentathlon 60-meter hurdles. The women enter the Big Ten Championships as the 2019 Champions and the men the 2018 Champions. Both teams look to capitalize on their successful season and capture two more indoor titles.

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 2019 Championships
The women’s track and field team were crowned Big Ten Champions at last year’s conference meet. The Buckeyes tallied three event titles in the 200-meter dash, shot put and weight throw. Anavia Battle claimed the 200-meter dash title with a time of 22.80, which at the time was the fastest in the nation. Sade Olatoye won two titles in the shot put and weight throw while breaking school records in both events.

Battle also claimed a second place medal in the women’s 60-meter dash with a personal best time of 7.28. Julia Rizk claimed silver in the women’s mile to help the Buckeyes with their Championship win. Alexus Pyles and Karrington Winters went on to win bronze medals in the pentathlon and 400-meter dash respectively. Annie Ubbing rounded out the top three finishes with a third place showing in the women’s 600-meter dash.

The men placed sixth overall, beating out Penn State and Michigan with 66 team points. Buckeyes great, Nick Gray won two event titles at last year’s indoor conference championships in the men’s 60-meter dash and 200-meter dash. Frank Hayes, a middle-distance specialist, won his first Big Ten Title as a Buckeyes in the men’s 600-meter run with a winning time of 1:17.24. DaJuan Seward placed second in the men’s long jump while Cole Gorski took third in pole vault to round out the top three finishes for Ohio State.

Top Times/Distances
60m – Anavia Battle – 7.33 | Eric Harrison Jr. – 6.69
200m – Anavia Battle – 22.66 | Eric Harrison Jr. – 21.00
400m –  Tamani Wilson – 54.15 | Tyler Johnson – 46.75
600m – Annie Ubbing – 1:32.03 | RJ Russell – 1:18.58
800m – Aziza Ayoub – 2:05.80 | Cameron Cooper – 1:49.33
Mile –  Abby Nichols – 4:41.92 | Paul Bete – 4:06.54
3,000m – Abby Nichols – 9:26.00 | Jack Good – 8:35.76
5,000m – Lainey Studebaker – 17:11.49 | Mikey Zedan – 14:50.99
60H – Morgan Lewis – 8.27 | Myles Marshall – 8.07
High Jump – Emma Nwofor – 1.78m | Shaun Miller – 2.09m
Pole Vault – Megan Hoffman – 3.67m | Robby Oswald – 5.00m
Long Jump – Alexus Pyles – 5.90m | Clarence Foote-Talley – 7.22m
Triple Jump – Clarence Foote-Talley – 16.09m
Shot Put – Adelaide Aquilla – 17.52m | Chance Ehrnsberger – 17.52m
Weight Throw – Lindsey Baker – 16.44m | Garrett Doyle – 20.84m
Pentathlon – Alexus Pyles – 4040