January 21, 2023

Buckeyes Win Five Events at Simmons-Harvey Invitational on Saturday



COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State track and field team competed at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational in Ann Arbor on Saturday, earning five wins.

Shacquille Lowe earned the Buckeyes’ first win of the meet with a 7.24m in the men’s long jump. Shaun Miller Jr. won the men’s high jump by clearing 2.15m. Antonio Hanson earned the first track win of the day in the 600m (1:17.60). Carlos Aviles picked up a win in the shot put (18.60m), having the five-best throws of the competition. Amaya Ugarte earned her second win in as many weeks in the women’s high jump (1.78m).


  • Marcia Sey had her second personal-best of the meet to finish second in the 60m hurdles (8.25), just thousandths of a second behind the winner. Janela Spencer finished third (8.61) and Noa Smith was eighth (9.22).
  • In the men’s 60m hurdles, Oscar Smith was the runner-up (7.94) and Leo Uusimaki finished third (8.27).
  • In the women’s mile, the Buckeyes had all three finish in the top-10. Addie Engel led the way in third (4:46.64), Gia Napoleon was fifth (4:49.48) and Akemi Von Scherr rounded out the top-10 (4:58.98). On the men’s side, Ivan Slyepkan was the lone Buckeye and finished third overall (4:13.11).
  • The Ohio State women also had all three finish in the top-10 in the 800m. Aniya Mosley was the runner-up (2:10.47), while Carina Napoleon was finished (2:12.95) and G. Napoleon finished 10th (2:16.93). Both of the Buckeye men were top-five as Alex Kenish finished third (1:52.07) and Zach Plotkin finished fifth (1:52.96).
  • Daniella Santos (9:30.47) and Andrea Kuhn (9:31.82) finished second and third in the women’s 3000m. The Buckeye men had three in the top-10 – Sean Carney in fifth (8:16.09), Giovanni Copploe in seventh (8:21.47) and Zubin Jha in ninth (8:24.79).
  • Adrian Curry led the Buckeyes with a fifth-place finish (6.88) in the 60m finals. Lowe ran a personal-best 6.91 to finish seventh and Leo Uusimaki was eighth (6.93).
  • In the 400m, Kashawn Baptiste finished third for the men (48.49), while Kena Shannon finished sixth for the women (58.84).
  • In the 600m, Bryannia Murphy finished third on the women’s side (1:32.85). Xavier Jemison (1:20.59) and Shohaan Singh (1:20.92) finished fourth and fifth, respectively, on the men’s side.
  • Chanler Robinson (24.94) and Amaya Ugarte (25.95) finished sixth and eighth, respectively, in the women’s 200m. Armani Modeste finished fifth (21.69) on the men’s side.
  • Both the men and women finished second and fifth in the 4x400m relay. The ‘A’ squad for the women (C. Robinson, Jaydan Wood, Mosley and Kena Shannon) finished in 3:50.73. The men’s ‘A’ squad (Modeste, Kashawn Baptiste, Singh and Zidane Brown) finished in 3:11.96.


  • The Buckeye men had the top-three performances in the high jump with Reign Winston as the runner-up (2.00m) and Teddy Perozek finishing third (1.90m).
  • In the long jump, Jaimie Robinson finished third on the women’s side (5.23m). Clarence Foote-Talley was third (7.04m) on the men’s side, while Leo Uusimaki finished sixth (6.74m).
  • Faith Bender threw an indoor personal-best 14.59m to finish third in the women’s shot put. The Buckeye men had two more in the top-eight of the shot put. Josh Miller was the runner-up (17.39m) and Adam Riedinger finished eighth (15.67m).
  • The Buckeye women had three finish in the top-10 of the pole vault. Abbey Kuhn was fifth (3.81m), while AnneMarie Moses was seventh (3.66m) and Sophie Fong tied for 10th (3.51m). The Buckeye men had two in the top-seven with Luke Bendick finishing fourth (4.90m) and Isaac Lefeld finishing seventh (4.45m).
  • In the women’s weight throw, Lacey Stringer was the runner-up (16.98m) and Marissa Henley finished fifth (15.60m). On the men’s side, Carlos Aviles (17.65m) and Josh Miller (17.07m) finished sixth and ninth, respectively.
  • The Buckeye women had two more finish in the top-seven of the high jump. Faith Hunter was fifth (1.58m) and Avery Clark finished seventh (1.53m).


  • In the 60m hurdles, the women had three qualify for the finals. Sey led the pack with the second-fastest time (8.42) in the prelims. Spencer (8.58, fourth) and Smith (9.06, eighth) also qualified.
  • The men had both of their entries move onto the final round of the 60m hurdles as Smith (7.99) finished second overall and Uusimaki (8.29) finished fourth in the preliminary rounds.
  • In the 60m, the Buckeye women again had three qualify for the finals. Nya Bussey had the second-fastest qualifying time (7.52), while Yanique Dayle won her heat (7.55) and Sey ran a personal-best time of 7.58.
  • Ohio State’s men also had three move onto the 60m finals. Curry finished fourth overall (6.89), with Uusimaki (6.94) and Lowe (6.94) right behind him.


  • Director Rosalind Joseph: “I thought today was a good meet. We still have some things to work on, butt that’s the focus early on. We had some good performances, but with less teams and smaller field sizes, it really exposes the need for our team to be more urgent headed into the second half of the indoor season. The coaches and athletic training staff are doing a great job prepping the athletes for the season. They’re all working hard and competing well – that’s what we ask of them.”


Ohio State travels to the Texas Tech Open & Multis next weekend.