May 17, 2014


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Big Ten Outdoor Championships Meet Information

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – After day one of the Big Ten Championships wrapped up in West Lafayette, Ind.,the Ohio State men’s track and field team sat in a tie for fourth place in the team standings with six points.

In opening-day competition Friday the Buckeyes received three points from redshirt sophomore Blake Taneff in the 10,000-meter run and another three from sophomore Joseph Velez in the hammer throw.

Taneff, a native of New Albany, Ohio, ran a personal-best time of 29:12.59 under the lights at Purdue’s Rankin Track and Field. The PR for Taneff is good enough for fourth-best in school history. Winning the race was Reed Connor of Wisconsin in a time of 29:06.10. Ohio State’s Andy Arnold finished 14th overall with a time of 29:35.97.

In the hammer throw, Velez hit 61.14 meters (200-07) to claim sixth and provide the Buckeyes with some needed points. Purdue sophomore Chukwuebuka Enekwe won the event with a toss of 66.22 meters.

Ohio State freshmen Aaron Zedella (56.15m) and Dylan Dyke (51.02m) finished 11th and 17th in the hammer, respectively.

The Buckeyes are tied with Minnesota for fourth after the first day, each having six points. Wisconsin has an early lead on the field with an impressive 32 points, while Michigan sits second with 12 and Purdue closely behind the Wolverines with 10.

All information regarding the meet can be found using the links at the top of the page. A complete recap on the Buckeye’s performance and where they stand in the team competition will be available following completion of each day’s events on Follow along on Twitter (@OhioState_MTRK) for updates and results throughout the weekend.  

Championship Basics
Days: Friday, May 16 (11 a.m. – 9:45 p.m. ET); Saturday, May 17 (11:30 a.m. – 8:45 p.m.); Sunday, May 18 (10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.)
Venue: Rankin Track and Field – Purdue University
Television: BTN tape delay – Sunday, May 25 at 6 p.m. ET