June 12, 2021

Buckeyes T11th at NCAA Championships


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s track and field team finished the 2021 NCAA Track & Field Championships in a tie for 11th place Saturday with a team score of 19 points. Ohio State was the highest placing Big Ten Conference team and this represents the program’s best ever finish at an NCAA outdoor championships. USC won the national championship with 74 points.

Senior sprinter Anavia Battle led the way for Ohio State. She scored six team points by placing third in the 200 meters with a time of 22.42. Battle earned first-team All-America honors for her efforts and she finishes with two such honors on the Hayward Field track on the campus of the University of Oregon as she was a second-team honoree earlier as part of the 4×100 relay.

Divine Oladipo set the Ohio State school record in the discus today. Her throw of 57.26m / 187-10 topped the 18-year-old record of 56.71m / 186-1 set by Krista Keir in 2003. Oladipo’s effort was good for ninth-place and second-team All-America status.

Adelaide Aquilla, who already won a national championship in the shot put at these outdoor championships, had a best throw in the discus today of 49.79m / 163-4 and did not make the final round.

Emma Nwofor, competing in the heptathlon, set a personal best on Saturday in the javelin with a throw of 48.22m / 148-4, jumped 5.41m / 17-9 in the long jump and also ran the 800 meters to finish 20th overall with 5,280 points. She earned honorable mention All-America honors for her efforts.

And this concludes the pandemic-altered 2020-21 intercollegiate athletics season for the 36 Ohio State varsity sports.