Feb. 10, 2018
Nashville, Tenn. – At the end of the two-day Music City Challenge, the Ohio State track and field team is headed back to Columbus with plenty to be proud of. Five athletes, Karrington Winters, Kendall Sheffield, Aziza Ayoub, Christine Frederick and DaJuan Seward hailed in to break school records during their trip down south.
Winters, a sprinter from Reynoldsburg, Ohio, clocked a time of 53.21 in the 400m dash. This first-place finish and personal best time also holds the No. 4 spot in school history and ranks No. 14 within the NCAA.
Thrower Nick Demaline continued to rake in titles with his first place shot put throw of 19.74m (64-9.25). This season best throw surpassed previous throws by more than two feet. Demaline now holds the No.5 shot put spot amongst the NCAA.
Dual sport athlete Kendall Sheffield made his mark in his debut with the track and field team. Sheffield now holds the No.6 fastest time in school history in the 60m dash after he clocked a 6.71 to garner silver. Ohio State owns three of top the four 60m dash times in the Big Ten in 2018 (Nick Gray – 6.66, Zack Bazile – 6.68, Sheffield – 6.71)
With 39 other competitors, Virginia native Chantel Ray managed to match her personal best time in the 60m hurdles. Ray took first place with a time of 8.25.
Aziza Ayoub clocked a personal best time in the 800m run. With a time of 2:08.08, Ayoub was able to snag third place and the No. 4 fastest time in school history.
The distance team came out strong with two major contributions from Luke Landis (second place) and Christine Frederick (third place) in the men and women’s mile. Landis recorded a personal best time of 4:06.31 and Frederick landed the second fastest time in school history for the mile (4:43.92). This is the second week in a row that Frederick has catalogued the second-best mark in school history. She now owns the No. 2 mark in school history in the mile (4:43.92) and 3,000m run (9:24.77).
For the field events, Mikaela Seibert and DaJuan Seward clutched top marks in the triple jump, finishing in second and third. Seward’s 15.67m jump (51-8.50) marked a personal best for the junior. This jump, now the No. 5 jump in school history, also measured to be the third best in the Big Ten. Bazile earned a fourth-place finish in the men’s triple jump with a bound of 15.19m (49-10.00).
The men’s 4x400m relay posted the eighth quickest time in the nation to close out the meet with gold with a time of 3:07.27.
Up Next After a long stretch on the road, the Buckeyes will return to their stomping grounds to host the Buckeye Tune Up on Feb. 16.