ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Fueled by record-setting performances from Thomas Murdaugh and Michael Hartfield, the 16th-ranked Ohio State men’s track and field team enjoyed a memorable trip out west for the Don Kirby Invitational, held Friday at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

Murdaugh, Ohio State’s 400m All-American, posted a pair wins and a track record in his two races Friday evening, while Hartfield recorded personal best marks in both the long and triple jumps.

Here’s a complete breakdown of the Buckeye trip to New Mexico:

60m Hurdles
Demoye Bogle and Barron Witherspoon represented the Buckeyes in the 60m hurdles, with Bogle finishing fifth and Witherspoon taking seventh in 8.10 and 8.29, respectively.

400m Dash
Murdaugh’s season-best and Albuquerque Convention Center record time of 46.52 helped the junior All-American take home the title in the 400m dash with a Top 10 national performance. Texas finished 2-3, led by Danzell Fortson (46.75, 10th nationally), while Buckeye sophomore Korbin Smith finished fifth for the Buckeyes in 48.42.

800m Run
Jared Hall used a season-best time of 1:50.98 to finish in third-place. New Mexico went 1-2 in the event, with Gabe Aragon taking first in 1:50.10.

Triple Jump
Hartfield shattered his personal best in the triple jump with a second-place leap of 15.80m (51-10), the fourth-best distance in school indoor history and a Top 15 performance nationally. Mark Jackson of Texas captured first-place at 15.89m (52-5.25), while Derek Blevins finished fourth for the Buckeyes at 14.82m (48-7.50).

Long Jump
One PR wasn’t enough for Hartfield, as the former junior college national champion also set a new record in the long jump, finishing third at 7.79m (25-6.75), a Top 15 Division I distance. Marquis Goodwin finished first for Texas with an NCAA automatic qualifying jump of 7.90m (25-11). Blevins was fifth for OSU at 7.14m (23-5.25).

4x400m Relay
The Buckeye squad featuring Hall, Bogle, Smith and Murdaugh won the 4×4 title in a season-best time of 3:10.13, a Top 15 Division I performance. Texas was the runner-up in 3:10.86.

Up Next
Ohio State will take a week off before traveling to Champaign, Ill., for the 2011 Big Ten Indoor Championships Feb. 26-27.