May 12, 2018

Julia Rizk’s School Record Highlights Opening Day at Big Ten Championships


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Ohio State track and field team saw multiple Buckeyes compete on the opening day of Big Ten Championships Friday in Bloomington, Ind.

Senior Aaron Zedella took sixth in the men’s hammer throw with a heave of 65.07m (213’6”). In the final event of the evening, senior Christine Frederick took eighth in the women’s 10,000-meter run with a time of 35:06.51 while sophomore Aaron Woodplaced seventh on the men’s side of the event at 30:41.08.

Freshman Anavia Battle and senior Maggie Barrie each qualified for the finals in the 200-meter dash, placing first and eighth, respectively. Batter ran a 23.27 while Barrie went 23.66. On the men’s side freshman Eric Harrison Jr. qualified third with a 20.96 while junior Nick Gray sat in eighth after a 21.35.

Later in the evening sophomore Julia Rizk took first in the 1,500-meter run, qualifying with a personal-best 4:18.25 and junior Luke Landis qualified in the men’s 1,500 at 3:47.76. Rizk’s time broke Katie Borchers’ school record of 4:20.69 set back in 2015.

Finals for the 200-meter dash and 1,500-meter run will take place Sunday in Bloomington.

After four events, including a third-place finish with a 13.76 in the 100-meter hurdles, Alexus Pyles sits eighth in the women’s heptathlon. The event concludes with the long jump, triple jump and 800-meter run Saturday.

Events start back up at 10:30 a.m. ET Saturday.