April 9, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State sophomore Dan Taylor (Middlefield, Ohio/Berkshire) earned Big Ten Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week after his performance at the Wheeling Jesuit Invitational, Ohio State’s first outdoor track meet of the season.

Taylor broke a 20-year old school record with his toss of 180-2 (54.92m) in the discus. The previous record of 178-2 was set back in 1982 by Kevin Akins. In the shot put, Taylor earned an NCAA provisional qualification with a distance throw of 61-1 Ľ (18.62m). He also placed third in the hammer throw with a toss of 182-7 (55.65m).

The Ohio State track and field teams return to action Friday and Saturday when the Buckeyes host the All-Ohio Championships at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The event, which features 13 schools from Ohio, will begin 3 p.m. Friday and will continue at 9 a.m. Saturday.