Tucson, AZ – Both Ohio state Track & Field team’s competed in the Jim Click Shootout this evening at the University of Arizona’s Roy P. Drachman Stadium. A host of Buckeyes had helpful showings and contributed to both teams scoring efforts. The men’s team took third out of six teams finishing with a total of 113 points, outscoring Kansas State. The women’s team placed sixth with 83 points, just a few points under Illinois.
The women’s team had some impressive showings at the Shootout to contribute to their scoring efforts. Pole Vaulter Madison Roberts claimed silver for the Buckeyes with a clearance of 3.85 meters. Chantel Ray had a great show out this evening where she took gold in the 100 meter dash (13.41/No.3 in Big Ten) and was a part of the 4×1 team that placed second with a new personal best time of 44.73. That 4×1 relay also consisted of Maggie Barrie, Anavia Battle, who also took gold in the women’s 200 meter dash (23.28), and Syaira Richardson.
There Buckeyes from the women’s team rallied together to contribute to the scoring efforts in the 400 meter dash. Maggie Barrie claimed gold (52.91), Karrington Winters snagged silver (53.32) and Syaira Richardson finished fourth with a personal best time of 53.76. The women’s 4×4 relay team had a second place showing where they finished with a personal best time of 3:36.72.
The men’s team had a number of Buckeyes that contributed to their third place showing at today’s meet. Hurdler DaJuan Seward placed third in the 110 hurdles with a personal best time of 14.03. Seward also took second in the men’s triple jump where he leaped for a distance of 15.14 meters. Pole vaulting duo Cole Gorski and Cotty Cobb place first and second for the second time this outdoor season. Gorski cleared a personal best height of 5.50 meters while Cobb cleared 5.05 meters.
In the men’s 100 meter dash, Eric Harrison Jr. placed third (10.28/PR) while teammate Duan Asemota claimed fourth (10.49/PR). Alex Lomong, who is currently ranked No.10 in the NCAA Division I Outdoor season rankings and No. 2 in the Big Ten in the 800 meter run, placed second in the same race with a time of 1:49.72.
Up Next The Buckeyes will compete in the Tennessee Relays hosted by the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.