Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics
Top-3 finishers in each event secure a spot on Team USA
Gray moves on to the 200-meter finals; 4x400-meter relay team advances as well
Ohio State opens the national championships at historic Hayward Field on Wednesday
Ohio State sending nine individuals and two relays to the NCAA championships next month
2013 First Team All-American
2016 Honorable Mention All-American
2013 Big Ten champion
2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year
2013 First Team Big Ten selection
2016 Second Team Big Ten selection
Two-time Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week
Competed at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials
Two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection (2016, 2017)
Three-time Ohio State Scholar Athlete (2015, 2016, 2017)
Javelin - 75.23m (246-10.00)
Javelin - 75.23m (246-10.00)*
*Big Ten-championship record
2017 Outdoor (Senior)
Competed solely in the javelin throw … claimed gold at the All-Ohio Championships with a season-best toss of 65.93m (216-04) … finished fourth at the Jesse Owens Classic with a throw of 59.76m (196-01) … placed 13th at the Baldy Castillo Invitational with a heave of 59.98m (196-09) … competed at the Florida Relays.
2016 Outdoor (Junior)
Competed solely in the javelin throw … named Honorable Mention All-American for 23rd-place showing at the NCAA Championships … took silver at the Big Ten Championships with a heave of 72.32 meters (237-3) … won gold three times during the season: Power Conference Cardinal and Gold (season best 72.98 meters/239-5), Jesse Owens Classic (68.57 meters/225-0) and Drake Relays (67.57 meters/221-8) … finished second at the LSU Battle on the Bayou with a throw of 72.38 meters (237-6) … collected bronze at the Alabama Relays with a mark of 72.57 meters (238-1).
Did not compete due to injury.
2014 Outdoor (Redshirt)
Competed in three meets prior to injury, collecting three first-place finishes ... turned in a season-best mark of 74.38 meters (244-0.00) at the Vanderbilt Black & Gold Invitational ... two-time Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week.
2013 Outdoor (Freshman)
First Team All-American with a fourth-place finish in the javelin at the NCAA championships (72.79m/238-10.00) ... NCAA Great Lakes regional runner-up at 73.02m (239-6.75) ... 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Big Ten champion with a personal-best, school-record and Big Ten championship-record throw of 75.23m (246-10.00) at the conference championships ... set an Ohio State school record on the first throw of his collegiate career, 72.16m (236-9.00) at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational ...claimed first place in the first six meets of his collegiate career.
South Park High School
2012 PIAA state champion and national high school-record holder in the javelin (75.21m/246-9.00) ... 2012 Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association Male Athlete of the Year ... 2012 ESPN/Gatorade Pennsylvania Male Player of the Year ... Penn Relays high school-record holder in the javelin (68.05m/223-3.00) ... 2011 Pennsylvania Class AAA runner-up in the javelin ... 2010 USATF Junior Olympics national champion in the javelin ... chose Ohio State over Penn State, Purdue and Nebraska.
Blank Takes Ninth in Men's 1500m Run