Athletes from all levels, including individuals from more than 50 universities are scheduled to compete in the two-day event. Universities will get the action underway on Friday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m. with the Women's Javelin and Men's Discus. The running events will open Friday also with the Women's 5,000 at 7 p.m. under the lights. Saturday's events will start at 10:00am.
Like the "J.O. Classics" of the past, the 2017 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 21, 2:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.; Saturday, April 22, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Parking: TO BE ANNOUNCED