January 25, 2020

Johnson Wins Men’s 400-meter Dash Title at Columbia Challenge

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s track and field program competed in the Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge this weekend. The Buckeyes ended the meet with 44 team points to take seventh in a field of 20.

Junior sprinter, Tyler Johnson was the standout today for the Buckeyes. Johnson won the 400-meter dash event title with a time of 46.84.

Top Eight Finishes
Clarence Foote-Talley competed in the men’s long jump invitational, placing fifth with a personal best distance of 15.61-meters.

Garrett Doyle placed seventh in the men’s weight throw with a distance of 18.08-meters.

Middle distance runner, Cameron Cooper ran a 1:51.09 in the 800-meter run placing fourth.

Junior Tyler Johnson won the men’s 200-meter dash. Johnson crossed the finish line with a time of 46.84. Teammate RJ Russell came in sixth with a time of 48.77.

Atlanta Georgia native, Andre Jeff placed sixth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.75.

Ohio State’s 4×400-meter relay “A” team placed sixth with a time of 3:14.46. The team included Donnie James, Tyler Johnson, Andre Jeff and RJ Russell. The “B” team ran a 3:16.81. Eric Harrison Jr., Ryan Harrington, Evan Johnson and Amir Mett were members of the squad.

All Finishes
Long Jump – Clarence Foote-Talley 15.61m*
Weight Throw – Garrett Doyle 18.08-meters
3,000-meter – 29. Jack Good 8:32.97
Mile – 10. Paul Bete 4:11.76*; 26. Nick Miller 4:17.62
800-meter – 4. Cameron Cooper 1:51.09
400-meter – 1. Tyler Johnson 46.84; 6. RJ Russell 48.77; 11. Ryan Harrington 49.26; 13. Donnie James 49.44; Evan Matthews 49.57*; 27. Amir Metts 50.09
200-meter – 6. Andre Jeff 21.75; 10. Kainnan Ramsey 22.07; 22. Adrian Curry 22.28; 40. Terry Johnson 22.75
4×400-meter relay –6. James, Johnson, Jeff, Russell 3:14.46; 7. Harrison, Harrington, Johnson, Metts 3:16.81; 11. Johnson, Mott, Cooper, Miller 3:18.85

*=Personal Record

Team Scores
1. Connecticut – 82 points
2. UCLA – 61 points
3. Harvard – 59 points
4. BYU – 51 points
5. South Carolina – 50 points
6. Penn State – 45 points
7. Ohio State – 44 points
8. Princeton – 28 points
9. Albany – 27 points
10. Penn – 25 points

Up Next
The Buckeyes will compete in the Texas Tech Invitational next Friday, Jan. 31.

 

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