May 14, 2022

Two Individual Big Ten Titles, School Record Highlight Second Day



COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State track and field team continued competition at the 2022 Big Ten Outdoor Championships on Saturday in Minneapolis. Adelaide Aquilla set the school record for the discus throw for the second time this season with a 57.86m to finish third overall.

Alexus Pyles won both the women’s heptathlon with a total of 5,623 points, moving up to second on Ohio State’s program list, and the women’s long jump with a personal-best (wind-aided) 6.22m. She notched her third event win within the heptathlon in the long jump portion (6.20m). A. Pyles finished third in the heptathlon’s javelin (36.29m), improving upon her previous career-best by 3.8m.

Clarence Foote-Talley posted a personal-best in the long jump (7.54m) to finish fifth overall.


  • In the men’s shot put, Hayden Tobias was the runner-up (19.71m). Joshua Miller finished eighth overall with a career-best (18.37m).
  • Amaya Ugarte had her best high jump showing of the season, clearing 1.79m to finish third overall.
  • All three Buckeyes qualified for the finals in the women’s long jump. Behind A. Pyles, Cierra Pyles finished seventh (5.98m) and Jaimie Robinson finished ninth (5.82m).
  • Pyles finished seventh in the 800m part of the heptathlon (2:30.26).


  • All three Buckeye women in the 400m qualify for the finals as Bryannia Murphy (52.86) and Jaydan Wood (53.28) won their heats and Alyssa Marsh (53.88) had the seventh-fastest overall time.
  • The Buckeye men also had three qualify for the 400m finals as Tyler Johnson had the fastest qualifying time (45.83). Zidane Brown (46.89) and Donnie James (47.20) also qualified.
  • In the 100m, the OSU women had three qualify for tomorrow’s finals. Anavia Battle led the field (11.17), while Nya Bussey won her heat (11.29) and Yanique Dayle (11.44) had the fifth-fastest qualifying time.
  • Eric Harrison had the fastest qualifying time in the men’s 100m (10.13), while Praise Olatoke had the fifth-fastest time (10.28) to also qualify for the finals.
  • Three qualified for the women’s 100m hurdles finals. A. Pyles won her heat (13.15) to lead the Buckeyes as Marcia Sey (13.51) and Morgan Lewis (13.56) also move onto the finals.
  • Both of the Buckeye men qualified for the 110m hurdles finals. Kentre Patterson had the second-fastest time overall (13.65), while Oscar Smith (14.01) also qualified.
  • In the 800m, Aziza Ayoub had the fastest qualifying time (2:06.44), while Mary Figler won her heat (2:08.23).
  • On the men’s side of the 800m, Nick Miller was the lone qualifier for the Buckeyes (1:50.21) with the fifth-fastest time in the field.


Ohio State competes in the final day of the Big Ten Championships on Sunday. Competition starts at noon ET.