January 18, 2020

Ohio State Claims Second at Simmons-Harvey Invite


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s track and field program traveled to Ann Arbor, Mich. to compete in the Simmons-Harvey Invite hosted by the University of Michigan. The Simmons-Harvey Invite was a tri-meet between Ohio State, Michigan State and Michigan. The Wolverines won the meet with 126 points, Ohio State placed second with 113 points and Michigan State was third with 53 points.

Freshman Clarence Foote-Talley was a standout for the Buckeyes again for the second consecutive week. The jumps specialist won the long jump title with a career-best distance of 7.13-meters and the triple jump title (14.36-meters)


Quoting Coach Dennis
“I’m encouraged and proud of this team. I think we have some work to do but at the same time we have a lot of really fine athletes that will show up during the latter part of the season for us.”

Top Three Finishes

  • Junior Tavonte Mott placed third in the men’s section of the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.09. Mott also went on to win the men’s 200-meter dash with a time of 21.75.
  •  Eric Harrison Jr., a junior, won the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.74. Sophomore Kainnan Ramsey placed third with a time of 6.89.
  • Clarence Foote-Talley won long jump (7.13-meters) and triple jump (14.36).
  • Sophomore Garrett Doyle continues to show progress as he threw a career-best distance in weight throw of 20.16-meters to take second.
  • Sophomore Donnie James was right behind him with a time of 47.76 to take second.
  • RJ Russell, a junior, won his first indoor 600-meter race with a time of 1:20.03.
  • Freshman Shaun Miller Jr. won the men’s high jump for the second time this year. He was able to clear a maximum height of 2.08-meters.
  • Pole vault specialist Robby Oswald claimed the men’s pole vault competition with a height of 4.90-meters.
  • The men’s 4×400-meter relay rounded out the scoring efforts for the Buckeyes with a second place showing. Donnie James, Terry Johnson, RJ Russell and Andre Jeff finished with a combined time of 3:17.30.

Up Next

The Buckeyes will compete in the Columbia Challenge hosted by Columbia University in New York, NY.