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June 3, 2014

UPS
Athletes of the Week
  • The Ohio State men's track and field 4x400-meter relay team (seniors Javon Walker and Jordan Rispress, sophomore Armand Austin and freshman LaMar Bruton) qualified to compete at the NCAA Championships June 11-14 after placing second in its first-round heat Saturday at the NCAA East Regional Preliminaries in a season-best time of 3:04.15, the fifth-fastest time in school outdoor history. The team will be joined at the NCAA Championships by sophomore Donovan Robertson, who will compete in the 110-meter hurdles, and junior Timothy Faust, who will compete in the 200-meters.

  • The No. 1 Ohio State women's rowing team won its second-consecutive NCAA Championship Sunday morning at Eagle Creek Park, totaling 126 points after claiming individual national titles in the first and second varsity eights and a seventh-place overall finish in the first varsity four. The Buckeyes, who now have seven Top 5 team finishes at the NCAA Championships, become the fifth team overall to win consecutive national titles and the first since Brown (2007-08). With gold medal finishes in the first varsity eight and second varsity eight, Ohio State holds the fourth-highest individual title total in NCAA rowing history with five, also becoming the fourth team in NCAA history to win both events at the national regatta in the same year.

No. 1 Rowing
Head coach: Andy Teitelbaum

  • The No. 1 Ohio State rowing team won its second-consecutive NCAA Championship Sunday morning at Eagle Creek Park, totaling 126 points after claiming individual national titles in the first and second varsity eights and a seventh-place overall finish in the first varsity four.
  • The first varsity four began the final day of racing for the Buckeyes, sounding the horn in first place with a time of 7:53.05, placing ahead of Michigan (7:55.68) and Indiana (7:56.66) to grant the boat a seventh-place overall finish and collect a crucial 16 points toward the team championship total.
  • The second varsity eight took to the course next, becoming the first team since Brown (2003-04) and the third team overall to claim consecutive national titles in the second varsity eight event after crossing the line in first place in a time of 6:59.43.
  • The first varsity eight secured the national title for Ohio State, finishing the season with a perfect record (12-0) after crossing the line first in 6:44.48, a boat length over second-place Brown (6:48.47) and third-place California (6:48.51). With the win, the first varsity eight claimed its first ever individual national title and became the second-consecutive Buckeye crew to finish a season with a perfect record as the second varsity eight did so (12-0) in 2013.

Men's Track and Field
Head coach: Ed Beathea

  • The Ohio State men's track and field team witnessed athletes advance to the national championships Friday and Saturday evening at the 2014 NCAA East Regional Preliminaries in Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Freshman LaMar Bruton posted a PR-time of 46.02 seconds in the 400-meter run to finish third in his heat and become the first Buckeye to advance on to the NCAA championship rounds.
  • The second Buckeye to punch his ticket to Eugene was senior Jordan Rispress in the 400-meter hurdles. The Columbus native ran a personal-best time of 50.86 seconds.
  • Highlighting the final night of competition at the three-day regional preliminary was the Buckeyes 4x400-meter relay team. Seniors Javon Walker and Rispress, sophomore Armand Austin and Bruton combined to place second in their first-round heat in a season-best time of 3:04.15, the fifth-fastest time in school outdoor history.
  • Sophomore Donovan Robertson earned the first outdoor national championship invitational of his Buckeye career, finishing third in his quarterfinal heat and sixth overall in a personal-best time of 13.70 seconds, the third-fastest time in Ohio State history.
  • Junior Timothy Faust secured a bid in the 200-meter dash, finishing third in his quarterfinal heat and sixth overall in a time of 20.65.
  • The Buckeyes return to action at the 2014 NCAA Championships June 11-14 in Eugene, Ore.

Women's Track and Field
Head coach: Karen Dennis

  • The Ohio State women's track and field team saw six student-athletes qualify for the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., June 11-14.
  • The first Buckeye to punch a ticket to Eugene was freshman Aaliyah Barnes in the 400-meters, followed by redshirt senior Ashlee Abraham who posted the third-best time in Ohio State history in the 100-meter dash, cruising to a personal-best time of 11.30 seconds and a fourth place finish. She will be joined in Eugene by redshirt junior Chesna Sykes, who finished in 11.49 seconds to place third in her heat and 12th overall.
  • The 800-meter run ended with another Buckeye heading to the championships as junior Katie Borchers advanced with a eighth place finish in a time of 2:05.23.
  • Running in her second event of the evening, sophomore Alexis Franklin posted a personal-best time of 56.55 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles to place fifth overall and advance to Oregon.
  • Ohio State's 4x100-meter relay team - Abraham, Sykes sophomore Aliyah Everson and Barnes - opened the Saturday session in style with a second-place finish overall in the 4x1 quarterfinal in a season-best time of 43.92 seconds, the third-fastest time in school history.
  • Abraham also competed in the 200-meter quarterfinal, placing second in her heat and fourth overall in 23.36 seconds to advance on to the national championships.
  • Securing the third championship invitation of the evening was Franklin, who turned in a personal-best time of 13.28 seconds in the 100-meter hurdle quarterfinal to earn the 12th and final spot in the national-championship field by .008 of a second over Shanique Walker of Jacksonville.
  • The Buckeyes return to action at the 2014 NCAA Championships June 11-14 in Eugene, Ore.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
6.3.14 - 6.17.14

Wednesday, June 11

  • Women's Track vs. NCAA Outdoor Championships, TBA
    Eugene, Ore.

  • Men's Track vs. NCAA Outdoor Championships, TBA
    Eugene, Ore.
Thursday, June 12
  • Women's Track vs. NCAA Outdoor Championships, TBA
    Eugene, Ore.

  • Men's Track vs. NCAA Outdoor Championships, TBA
    Eugene, Ore.
Friday, June 13
  • Women's Track vs. NCAA Outdoor Championships, TBA
    Eugene, Ore.

  • Men's Track vs. NCAA Outdoor Championships, TBA
    Eugene, Ore.
Saturday, June 14
  • Women's Track vs. NCAA Outdoor Championships, TBA
    Eugene, Ore.

  • Men's Track vs. NCAA Outdoor Championships, TBA
    Eugene, Ore.
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