COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State distance program was well represented this weekend at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif.
Competing against some of the nation’s top athletes, Buckeyes past and present posted record setting performances on the track. Current Buckeyes were led by Jake Edwards, who raced his way into the Ohio State record works with a first-place and personal record time of 13:57.03 in the 5000m open, fourth-best in Ohio State outdoor history, third-best in the Big Ten so far this season and a Top 15 time nationally. Teammate Adam Green finished 16th in a PR and No. 6 in the conference.
Freshman Julian Meyer placed 31st in the 10000m open (Olympic Development) with a time of 30:32.96, a Top 10 time in the Big Ten. Luis Collazo of the Puerto Rico National Team won the race in 28:51.01.
Dan Huling of Reebok, a professional who trains under Ohio State head coach Robert Gary, ran the fastest time by an American this year with his first-place time of 13:24.72 in the 5000m invitational. Former Buckeye All-American and current assistant head coach Brian Olinger finished 15th in 13:35.03, the ninth-fastest American time in 2010.
Ohio State will compete in three meets next weekend: the Drake Relays, Stan Lyons Invitational and Ashland Alumni Open.