January 26, 2017

Throwers Headed to the Findlay Classic


Jan. 26, 2017

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State track and field team will send 10 throwers to Findlay, Ohio, to compete in the Findlay Classic on Saturday at the Malcom Athletic Center.

Sophomore Sade Olatoye and junior Nick Demaline both rank inside the top 10 nationally in their respective events. Olatoye, who launched a school and personal record of 21.63m (70-11.75) in the weight throw at the Buckeye Classic, currently has the fourth-best mark in the nation; her season-best shot put mark of 15.66m (51-4.5) also ranks No. 6 in the Big Ten. Demaline, a transfer from Western Kentucky, ranks eighth in the NCAA in the shot put (18.78m/61-7.5) entering this weekend.

Also making the trip for the Buckeyes will be Jared Ballenger, Dylan Dyke, Max Seipel, Reggie Browley, Grace Azenabor, Alexis Dowdy, Lyne’a Diller and Kate Deaton.

Live results will be posted throughout the day Saturday on Twitter @OhioState_TFXC.

Schedule of events:
Alexis Dowdy – Women Shot Put (11 a.m.), Weight Throw ELITE
Lyne’a Diller – Women Weight Throw (10 a.m.), Shot Put ELITE (1:30 p.m.)
Grace Azenabor – Women Weight Throw (10 a.m.)
Reggie Browley – Men Shot Put (9 a.m.), Weight Throw (1 p.m.)
Nick Demaline – Shot Put ELITE (3 p.m.)
Max Seipel – Shot Put ELITE (3 p.m.), Weight Throw ELITE (5:30 p.m.)
Dylan Dyke – Shot Put ELITE (3 p.m.), Weight Throw ELITE (5:30 p.m.)
Jared Ballenger – Shot Put ELITE (3 p.m.)
Sade Olatoye – Shot Put ELITE (1:30 p.m.), Weight Throw ELITE (4 p.m.)
Kate Deaton – Weight Throw ELITE (4 p.m.)