April 6, 2019

Men take Silver at Battle on the Bayou


BATON ROUGE, La – The Buckeyes have completed the 2019 edition of the Battle of the Bayou, which was has hosted by LSU. The men ended the meet with a second place finish with 122 points, seven points behind the victors, Kansas. The Women were able to score a combined 104 points to take fourth.


How it Happened

The Battle of the Bayou started with the men’s and women’s discus throw. Throw specialists Sade Olatoye (49.71m) and Chance Ehrnsberger (53.08m) both took third, as they gave Ohio State their first points of the meet. Ehrnsberger also claimed silver in the men’s shot put. His first throw, a distance of 18.01m, was a new career best for the sophomore.

From there, Sara McKeeman recorded her best pole vault clearance since becoming a Buckeye. She was able to take third with a height of 4.00m. The field athletes continued to dominate as Sade Olatoye (62.58m) and Kate Deaton (57.79m) finished second and third in the women’s hammer throw.



The men’s 4x100m relay team of Tavonte Mott, Nick Gray, DaJuan Seward and Eric Harrison Jr. finished in 40.06s to take silver.

Julia Rizk continued her reign in the women’s 1500m run, beating out the field to take gold with a time of 4:24.07s. On the men’s side of the same event, Luke Landis captured silver with a time of 3:48.64s.

The future for the Buckeyes looked bright as three underclassmen finished high on the leaderboard in the women’s 100m dash. Morgan Lewis, a sophomore, claimed silver with a time of 13.53s. Freshmen Cierra Pyles (13.86s) and Britten Bowen (14.26s) finished close behind with a fourth and fifth place finishes.


A host of Buckeyes finished strong in the men’s 400m dash. Tyler Johnson led the way with a time of 46.21s to earn second, and he was followed by Andre Jeff (47.52s), Joseph Cooper Jr. (47.66s), Donnie James (47.80m) and Asa Burke (48.08s).

Senior Nick Gray and Sophomore Eric Harrison Jr. dominated the men’s 100m dash as they finished first and second respectively. Gray won the competition with a time of 10.222s and Harrison finished just 0.006s behind him at 10.228s.

In the 800m run, Aziza Ayoub (2:09.17s) and Cameron Cooper (1:51.34s) both took silver. Terry Johnson took bronze in the men’s 400m hurdles with a time of 52.87s to help the Bucks’ scoring efforts.


Sarah Stanley capped off the scoring efforts for the women with a new career best javelin throw of 45.61m to take third place. Ending the scoring efforts for the men was the 4x400m relay team that consisted of Tyler Johnson, Andre Jeff, Joseph Cooper Jr. and Nick Gray and claimed silver.

Up Next

Both teams will travel to the University of South Carolina for the Gamecock Invitational April 12th-13th.