COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State track and field team will host its annual Jesse Owens Classic Friday and Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Classic is set to start at 2 p.m. ET Friday with women’s hammer throw. Running events will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET with the women’s 5000-meter run. Saturday’s events are set to kick off at 10:30 a.m. ET with the women’s shot put finals. Running finals will start at noon with the women’s 4×100-meter relay finals. You can find all teams that will be in attendance on the heat sheet link below.
A look Back
Last weekend the Buckeyes took on the three day Tennessee Relays where they had a number of titles claimed and personal best times achieved. On day one of the competition, Alexus Pyles took action for the Buckeyes with her stellar performance in the women’s heptathlon. Pyles was able to walk away with a fourth place overall finish (4923 points). The Maryland native snagged second place in both the 200m dash (24.99) and the long jump (5.87m), third in the 100m hurdles (14.19) and fourth in the 800m run (2:29.97).
On day two, Maggie Barrie took second place (52.88) and her teammate, Karrington Winters, took fifth (53.43). For the men, Andre Jeff walked away with a second place showing with a time of 46.92. Eric Harrison Jr. saw great victory in the men’s 100m and 200m dashes. Harrison Jr. clocked a time of 10.32 in the 100m dash to land fourth place and clocked a time of 20.70 in the 200m dash for silver. Sarah Kanney rolled out a first place finish in the women’s 3000m steeplechase. As the meet moved into the longer distance events, Aaron Wood claimed silver in the men’s 5000m run. This second place finish was a personal best for Wood in this event.
On the final day of the Tennessee Relays, the Buckeyes had more impressive showings to round out the meet. Both the men and women’s teams finished with top five performances in the 4x200m relay. Duan Asemota, Joseph Cooper Jr., Jerry Jackson and DaJuan Seward clocked in a time of 1:25.44, for third place. Halimah Barlow, Ray, Syaira Richardson and Winters pushed for the quartets fifth place finish (1:36.44). Both 4000m-distance medley teams claimed fourth place amongst their competition in Knoxville. The women’s medley team (Courtney Clody, Abby Nichols, Julia Rizk and Karimah Senior) registered a time of 11:50.56, with the men’s medley team (Kevin Blank, Brent Carroll, Luke Landis and Alex Lomong) registering a time of 10:00.51.