April 1, 2023

Three Top-Five Marks Cap Successful Weekend for the Buckeyes



COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State track and field team wrapped up competition for the weekend at the Texas Relays, Bobcat Invitational and Oliver Nikoloff Invitational on Saturday.


  • Discus: Faith Bender finished fourth with a personal-best throw of 57.06m, ranking second in program history.
  • High jump: Shaun Miller Jr. was the runner-up as he cleared 2.20m on his first attempt.
  • 4x100m relay finals: Yanique Dayle, Nya Bussey, Alyssa Marsh and Leah Bertrand finished fourth (43.66) in the finals, ranking third in program history.
  • 4x400m relay: The Buckeye women also ran the third-fastest time in program history (3:28.43), finishing third overall. Bryannia Murphy, Marsh, Dayle and Jaydan Wood teamed up on the relay.
  • Shot put: Hayden Tobias finished fifth in section A of the men’s competition with a best throw of 19.26m.
  • 200m (invitational): Dayle (23.28) and Bussey (23.38) both ran their best time of the season.


  • 100m: Columba Effiong was the runner-up among the women with a season-best 11.67. Trey Gardette led the Buckeye men by finishing 12th overall (10.69).
  • Shot put: Josh Miller had an outdoor PR of 17.72m to finish fifth, while Adam Riedinger had a PR of 17.14m to finish ninth.
  • 400m: Avery Clark competed in the women’s field (59.17).
  • Hammer throw: Miller’s best throw went for 46.46m.


  • 1500m: Carina Napoleon won the 1500m with a time of 4:37.96, while Annie Allen rounded out the top-10 (4:46.19). On the men’s side, both Buckeyes finished in the top-10 with Jack Good third (3:55.53) and Kaleb Martin 10th (3:59.68).
  • 400m: Alex Kenish earned his first win of the season with a time of 49.78.
  • 800m: Amelia Figler’s outdoor personal-best 2:13.89 was good for the runner-up finish. On the men’s side, Alex Dediu ran a personal-best 1:58.48 to finish ninth.
  • 5000m: Keegan Souhan (14:50.09) and Colby Adams (14:59.03) led the Buckeyes in ninth and 12th place, respectively.
  • High jump: Faith Hunter finished 13th by clearing 1.56m.


Director Rosalind Joseph: “What a weekend! Another split weekend to make sure all of our student-athletes were able to get the competition they need. Being able to get on the national championship track is good for our student-athletes to experience. We were also able to get some work in between the University of Cincinnati and the Texas State meet to start to set ourselves up for the latter part of the season. Appreciative of our director of operations, athletic training staff and coaching staff for covering the many moving parts of the weekend.”


Ohio State travels to the Tennessee Relays and Lloyd Wills Invitational next weekend.