May 15, 2022

Ohio State Wins Men’s and Women’s Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships



COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State track and field team won both the men’s and women’s 2022 Big Ten Outdoor Championships in Minneapolis on Sunday. This is the third-straight and fifth overall team title for the women and the sixth overall title for the men (first since 2018). The Buckeye women set a meet record with the 185.5 team points, breaking the previous record of 179 set in 1994.

The Buckeyes are the first program since Wisconsin in 1997 to win the Big Ten outdoor championships on both the men’s and women’s sides in the same season. This is the seventh time in conference history that the same school has captured both team outdoor championships in the same season and the first time in Ohio State history.

The women’s 4x100m relay (Yanique Dayle, Anavia Battle, Nya Bussey and Leah Bertrand) beat the field by more than a second to finish in 43.20 and win the Big Ten title. The Buckeye men completed the sweep in the 4x100m relay with a season-best 39.12 from Eric Harrison, Praise Olatoke, Kainnan Ramsey and Tyler Johnson. The women’s 4x400m relay wrapped up the meet with a win, finishing in 3:31.94 as Chanler Robinson, Alyssa Marsh, Jaydan Wood and Bryannia Murphy made up the relay squad.

The Buckeyes dominated on the track on Sunday, starting with a win in the women’s 400m from Murphy. She moved up to second in program history by running a 51.72. Tyler Johnson completed a sweep in the 400m with a winning time of 46.18. Bussey won the women’s 100m in a photo finish with a personal-best (wind-aided) time of 11.18. Harrison defended his men’s 100m title with a 10.02 and also captured the 200m championship (20.12), both of which would have been program records if not for the wind. Battle defended her 200m title with a wind-aided 22.28, matching her personal-best.

Jaimie Robinson won the first individual title of the day with a personal-best (wind-aided) 13.54m in the women’s triple jump. Adelaide Aquilla defended her shot put title with a best throw of 18.46m.

Kentre Patterson tied the program record in the 110m hurdles (13.39) to finish second, breaking the 2004 mark set by now coach Joel Brown.


  • The Ohio State women swept the podium in the 100m with Battle as the runner-up (11.19) and Dayle in third (11.25).
  • In the women’s 200m, Dayle was the runner-up (22.80) behind Battle, while Bussey finished sixth overall (23.24). Olatoke finished fifth on the men’s side (20.69) behind Harrison’s win.
  • Cierra Pyles was the runner-up in the women’s triple jump with a personal-best (wind-aided) 13.18m, behind only Robinson as the Buckeyes claimed the top-two spots.
  • The Buckeye men finished second and third and had three in the top-10 of the pole vault competition. Robby Oswald was the runner-up, clearing 5.40m. Luke Bendick finished right behind Oswald by clearing 5.35m. Reo Ogundare rounded out the top-10 by clearing 5.00m. All three posted season-bests with Bendick’s 5.35m also a personal outdoor best.
  • In the women’s 5000m, Addie Engel was the runner-up (16:18.70).
  • Shaun Miller Jr. was the runner-up in the men’s high jump (2.17m).
  • The men’s 4x400m relay (Zidane Brown, Donnie James, Tyrese Fajardo, Johnson) finished second (3:10.12).
  • Also in the 110m hurdles, Oscar Smith finished fourth to rank third in program history.
  • The OSU men had three of the top-five finishers in the 400m as Zidane Brown was third (47.28) and Donnie James was fifth (47.54) behind Johnson’s win.
  • The Buckeye women had two more finish in the top-six of the 400m behind Murphy. Wood was third (52.46) and Marsh was sixth (53.00).
  • Ohio State had three women finish in the top-six of the 100m hurdles. Alexus Pyles was the runner-up (13.01) by just 0.02 seconds, while Marcia Sey finished fifth (13.32) and Morgan Lewis was right behind her (13.35). A. Pyles and Sey’s times were personal-bests, though wind-aided.
  • Mary Figler was the runner-up in the women’s 800m (2:06.12) with Aziza Ayoub finishing fifth overall (2:07.35). On the men’s side, Nick Miller was sixth (1:52.72).
  • In the men’s discus, Tanner Watson led the Buckeyes in third overall with a best throw of 57.20m. Carlos Aviles also qualified for the finals, finishing fifth (55.49m).
  • Olatoke also scored for the Buckeyes in the men’s 100m, finishing eighth overall (10.27).
  • In the women’s 400m hurdles, C. Robinson was seventh overall (59.19).


  • Women
    • First team: Adelaide Aquilla, Anavia Battle, Leah Bertrand, Nya Bussey, Yanique Dayle, Alyssa Marsh, Bryannia Murphy, Alexus Pyles, Chanler Robinson, Jaimie Robinson, Jaydan Wood
    • Second team: Addie Engel, Mary Figler, Cierra Pyles
  • Men
    • First team: Eric Harrison, Tyler Johnson, Praise Olatoke, Kainnan Ramsey
    • Second team: Zidane Brown, Tyrese Fajardo, Donnie James, Shaun Miller Jr., Robby Oswald, Kentre Patterson, Hayden Tobias


  • Ohio State – 185.5
  • Wisconsin – 98
  • Minnesota – 87
  • Penn State – 82.5
  • Nebraska – 71
  • Iowa – 59
  • Michigan – 57
  • Michigan State – 49
  • Illinois – 36
  • Indiana – 34
  • Purdue – 29
  • Rutgers – 25
  • Maryland – 5


  • Ohio State – 124
  • Iowa – 103
  • Wisconsin – 90
  • Nebraska – 82
  • Minnesota – 73
  • Michigan – 70
  • Penn State – 61
  • Indiana – 56
  • Purdue – 51
  • Michigan State – 38
  • Rutgers – 38
  • Illinois – 17.5
  • Maryland – 15.5


The Buckeyes prepare for the NCAA Regionals, hosted by Indiana, from Thursday, May 26 through Saturday, May 28.