February 1, 2020

Miller Jr. Highlights Buckeye Effort at Texas Tech Invitational


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s track and field program traveled to Lubbock, Texas to compete in the Texas Tech Invitational. Eleven programs were in attendance including No. 1 Florida State and No. 3 Southern California. The men were able to registered five top-eight finishes at the highly competitive meet.

Freshman jumper Shaun Miller Jr. took second in the men’s high jump. Miller cleared a career-best height of 2.09-meters.


Top Eight Finishes
Freshman Clarence Foote-Talley placed sixth in the men’s triple jump with a distance of 15.81-meters.

RJ Russell registered a third place finish in the 600-meter run with a time of 1:18.58.

400-meter specialist Tyler Johnson came in fifth with a time of 46.84.

Donnie James came in fourth in the men’s 200-meter dash with a career-best time of 21.14.

The men’s 4×400-meter relay team was able to place eight with a combined time of 3:10.54. The relay team included Asa Burke, Donnie James, Evan Matthews and Tyler Johnson.

All Finishes
Triple Jump – 6. Clarence Foote-Talley 15.81-meters
600-meter – 3. RJ Russell 1:18.58
400-meter – 5. Tyler Johnson 46.84; 11. Donnie James 47.59; 28. Evan Matthews; 32. Asa Burke 48.75; 43. Andre Jeff 49.20
200-meter – 4. Donnie James 21.14*; 13. Andre Jeff 21.42*; 19. Tavonte Mott 21.54*; 30, Evan Matthews 21.75*4×400-meter relay – 8. Burke, James, Matthews, Johnson 3:10.54

Up Next
The Buckeyes will travel to Clemson, S.C. to compete in the Tiger Paw Invite hosted by Clemson University.