CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va – The Buckeyes have traveled to the University of Virginia to compete against 52 other programs in the 2019 Virginia Challenge. The two-day meet will begin tomorrow (April 19th) and continue Saturday (April 20th). The first scheduled event is set to start at 9 a.m. ET with the women’s 3,000m steeplechase. The men are going into this weekend ranked No.22 in the country, No. 2 in the Great Lakes Region and they have the No. 1 team in the 200m dash.
A Look Back
Last weekend, Ohio State sent a handful of sprinters to the Gamecock Invitational hosted by the University of South Carolina. Senior sprinter, Nick Gray did more than just make his mark in the history books. The Pickerington, Ohio native began engraving his legacy as he surpassed the legend himself, Jesse Owens, in the 100m dash
Nick Gray’s 10.17 100m broke Jesse Owens’ Ohio State school record, which had stood for 80 years since 1939! pic.twitter.com/anzw0anXAQ
— FloTrack (@FloTrack) April 14, 2019
He wasn’t finished there. Gray clocked in another school record in the 200m dash, his finishing time being 20.20s. The previous record was 20.22s and was set in 1993 by Chris Nelloms.
Anavia Battle, a dominant sprinter for the Buckeyes, placed third in the women’s 100m dash with a new personal best time of 11.25s.
Morgan Lewis finished sixth in the women’s 100m hurdles with a time of 13.46. The women’s 4x4oo meter relay team came in fifth as Kopp, Battle, Senior and Barlow clocked in a combine time of 3:36.20s. The men also placed fifth in the same event. The relay team of Copper, Jeff, James and Johnson were able to cross the finish line with a time of 3:o7.11s.