Kris Done claims high bar title in first qualifying session with 15.05
Senior Ty Echard notches school record 15.9 on pommel horse
Buckeyes will honor their five seniors prior to competition Friday
Ohio State Career: Co-captain of the 2011 Buckeye squad.
2011 (Junior Season): Named co-captain for the 2011 campaign ... competed for the Buckeyes in the regular season home finale vs. Illinois and Nebraska in Columbus (March 12).
2010 (Sophomore Season): Competed in four regular-season meets: Nebraska/UIC/Air Force (Feb. 21), Penn State (Feb. 27), California (March 6) and Oklahoma (March 13) ... notched a career-high 15.75 on vault for a team-best score vs. Oklahoma (March 13) in Columbus ... also recorded a career-high on floor with a 14.1 ledger in the win vs. Penn State (Feb. 27) at St. John Arena.
2009 (Freshman Season): Redshirted.
Prior to Ohio State: Member of the U.S. National Development team ... helped WOGA to national club championship in 2005 and '06 ... four-time Academic All-American selection.
Personal: Son of Doug and Linda Hardy ... has an older sister, Starr, and two older brothers, DJ and Thomas ... nickname is Eli ... 2008-09 roommate is Buckeye teammate and former club teammate, Philip Onorato...started gymnastics at age 8 ... first admired gymnast Jordan Jovtchev ... coached at WOGA by Pavel Sdvosky ... enjoys fly fishing, soccer and being with his family ... chose Ohio State because "It has a great group of guys and great coaches" ...involved in volunteer work.
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