April 23, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s track and field team is set to venture to Jonesboro, Ark., for the 2014 Arkansas State Red Wolves Open this Friday and Saturday, April 25-16.
At least 12 collegiate programs are set to compete on the grounds of the Arkansas State University Track and Field/Cross Country Complex. Besides the Buckeyes and the host Red Wolves, other teams scheduled to be at the meet include Arkansas Baptist, Central Arkansas, UALR, Harding, Memphis, No. 11 Ole Miss, Southeast Missouri State, Southern Illinois, Western Illinois and Western Kentucky.
The action gets underway Friday at 3 p.m. CT with the men’s hammer throw. Competition resumes Saturday at 11 a.m. CT with the men’s shot put and discus events.
All information regarding the meet can be found using the links at the top of the page. A complete recap on the Buckeye’s performance will be available Saturday following competition on OhioStateBuckeyes.com.
BTN to Air Coverage of 2014 JO Track Classic
The Big Ten Network will provide coverage of the 2014 Jesse Owens Track Classic. It is scheduled to air on BTN April 27 at 3 p.m. ET, April 28 at 2 p.m., April 30 at 2 a.m. and May 1 at noon.
23 Men’s XC/TF Student-Athletes, Korbin Smith Honored at Scholar-Athlete Dinner
The Ohio State men’s cross country and track and field programs had 23 student-athletes honored as Ohio State Scholar-Athletes Monday night at the annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner held in the Archie M. Griffin Ballroom at the Ohio Union.
Former student-athlete and current undergraduate assistant coach for the Buckeyes, Korbin Smith, was also recognized as a finalist for the prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor. Smith also received the Corwin A. Fergus Memorial Award, which is given to student-athletes who have excelled in athletics, achieved academically, demonstrated positive qualities of character and citizenship and shown potential for success in a graduate or professional program.
For a full recap of the Scholar-Athlete banquet click here: http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/genrel/041414aac.html.
Last Time Out
Fans enjoyed sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-60s while watching 24 of the top teams in the Midwest compete at the 29th Jesse Owens Track Classic Friday and Saturday afternoons at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
The top individual performer for home-standing Ohio State was senior Jordan Rispress, who raced to a personal-best and first-place time of 51.51 in the 400-meter hurdles. The winning time from Rispress ranks 15th in Division I this season.
The Buckeyes will travel to West Lafayette, Ind., for the Purdue Dave Rankin Invite May 2-3. They will be able to preview the surface that they will be competing on for the 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Championships which are being hosted by Purdue May 16-18.