Athletes from all levels, including individuals from more than 35 colleges are scheduled to compete in the two-day event. Colleges will get the action underway on Friday, May 1 at 4:00pm with the Women's Javelin and Men's Discus. The running events will open Friday also with the Women's 5,000 at 7:30pm under the lights. Saturday's events will start at 10:00am.
Like the "J.O. Classics" of the past, the 2016 edition will serve as a stage for collegiate and post-collegiate athletes to perform at their highest levels in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. In its history, the Jesse Owens Track Classic has served as a top venue for many future and former Olympians. Current and past record holders for the Jesse Owens Track & Field Classic include Olympic medalists John Drummond, Michelle Finn, Allen Johnson, Edwin Moses, Dwight Stones and former Buckeyes Diane Dixon, Joe Greene and Butch Reynolds. Others of Olympic fame include Judi Brown, Roger Kingdom, Carl Lewis, Louise Ritter and Calvin Smith, as well as past OSU Olympians Mark Croghan and Stephanie Hightower.
Days: Friday, April 22, 4:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.; Saturday, April 23, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Public Parking: On Friday, April 22, fans may park in the Buckeye lots, just west of Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium along Fred Taylor Drive. On Saturday, April 23, fans may park in the Gray lots just south of Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium or in the Buckeye lots on the west side of Jesse Owens.
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