Ohio State wins three events on day one of outdoor competition – Ohio State Buckeyes
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State track team started the outdoor season Friday at the Bulls Invitational in Tampa, Fla.
Hayden Tobias earned the first outdoor win of the season for the Buckeyes with a best throw of 19.78m in the men’s shot put. Chanler Robinson won the women’s 400m hurdles (58.54). Lacey Stringer won the women’s shot put with a personal best 16.19m.
800m: The OSU women all four finished in the top eight as Aniya Mosley was second (2:08.47), Gia Napoleon was third (2:08.63), Carina Napoleon was fifth ( 2:11.07) and Amelia Figler finished eighth (2:15.56). Buckeye’s men all three finished in the top 10 with Alex Kenish leading in fourth (1:48.96), Ivan Slyepkan in sixth (1:50.56) and Xavier Jemison in 10th (1:53.10 ). 200m: The Buckeye women posted four of the top 10 times with Nya Bussey in third (23.52), Alyssa Marsh in fourth (23.64), Leah Bertrand in ninth (23.90) and Bryannia Murphy in 10th with a record staff (23.98). ). On the men’s side, Armani Modeste finished fourth (20.95) and Zidane Brown ninth (21.25). 400m hurdles: All three Buckeye women finished in the top 10 as Amaya Ugarte (1:02.23) finished sixth and Avery Clark (1:03.57) finished 10th behind C. Robinson’s win.
Shot Put: Buckeye’s men had three top-seven finishes. Behind Tobias, Carlos Aviles finished sixth (17.77m) and Josh Miller seventh (17.50m). Both Buckeye women finished in the top six with Faith Bender sixth (14.52m) after Stringer’s victory. Pole vault: On the women’s side, Abbey Kuhn was second (4.10m) and Morgan Fijalkowski was eighth (3.65m). On the men’s side, Daniel Drellishak cleared a personal best 5.00m to finish eighth, while Luke Bendick cleared the same height to finish seventh. Long jump: Jaimie Robinson won her flight and finished 10th overall (5.66m) for women. Shaun Miller Jr. competed in the long jump for the first time and finished sixth (6.91m) in the men’s with Clarence Foote-Talley just outside the top 10 (6.46m). Hammer Throw: Lacey Stringer was second in the women’s throw (52.87m), while Evan Johnson led the Ohio State men with a best score of 52.36m.
Ohio State ends the Bulls Invitational on Saturday with field events starting at 11 a.m. and track events starting at 12:30 p.m.