May 13, 2022

Eight Personal Bests Set Pace in Day One of the Big Ten Championships



COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State track and field team began competition at the 2022 Big Ten Outdoor Championships on Friday in Minneapolis.

Alexus Pyles started the heptathlon strong with a personal-best 13.10 in the 100m hurdles to beat the field by more than a half-second. She also ran a personal-best 23.93 to win the 200m. A. Pyles then matched her outdoor personal-best in the high jump by clearing 1.65m to finish in the runner-up spot.

Josh Miller and Evan Johnson each set a new personal-best in the hammer throw, with best throws of 56.66m and 52.57m, respectively.


  • Abigail Kuhn took seventh in the women’s pole vault by clearing 4.08m on her first attempt.
  • In the women’s 10,000m, Daniella Santos led the Buckeyes by finishing eighth overall (34:52.06).
  • Pyles finished eighth in the shot put portion of the heptathlon (10.07m).


  • Chanler Robinson recorded her personal best in the 400m hurdles (58.18), qualifying for the finals and tying for fifth in outdoor program history.
  • The Buckeye women had three qualify for the finals of the 200m. Anavia Battle led all runners with a 22.87. Yanique Dayle also won her heat (23.44), while Nya Bussey had a personal best (23.49).
  • Eric Harrison had the best time in the men’s 200m qualifying heats (20.40), just 0.01 off his personal-best time. Praise Olatoke posted his personal-best (21.02) to advance to the finals as well.


The Buckeyes continue competition at the Big Ten Championships on Saturday with action commencing at noon ET.