Men's Track & Field

Tyler Branch

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Ironton, Ohio

High School:
Dawson-Bryant

Position:
Throws

Major:
Biology

Tyler Branch

05/26/2012

Bogle, DeChant, 4x4 Move on to Nationals

Nine athletes in total set to compete at next month's NCAA championships

05/23/2012

No. 25 Ohio State Qualifies 21 Athletes for NCAA East Prelims

Meet begins Thursday in Jacksonville, Fla.

05/09/2012

Buckeyes Look to Bring Big Ten Title Back to Columbus

Ohio State heads to Madison for the 2012 Big Ten Outdoor Championships this weekend

05/06/2012

Buckeyes Complete Final Big Ten Prep in Akron

Bogle wins 400m hurdles; Smith makes season debut in 100m dash and high jump

04/21/2012

Ohio State Captures the All-Ohio Championship

DeChant stars for the Scarlet and Gray with wins in the shot put and discus

PRs
Shot Put - 18.54m (60-10)
Hammer Throw- 58.35m (191-5.25)
Discus Throw - 50.99m (167-3.50)
Weight Throw - 18.98m (62-3.25)

2012 Outdoor (Senior) Represented Ohio State in the shot put at the NCAA East Prelims ... 11th in the shot put at the Big Ten championships ... used a season-best mark of 17.73m (58-2.00)to finish second in the shot put at the Campbell/Wright Invitational ... fourth place in the shot at the All-Ohio championships ... fourth in the shot andninth in the hammer throw at the Jesse Owens Track Classic ... fourth in the shot and fifth in the hammer (season best 58.07m/190-6.25) at the Jim Click Shootout ... fifth in the shot and sixth in the hammer at the Big Ten/SEC Challenge ...also competed at the Drake Relays.

2012 Indoor (Senior) Competed in the shot put at the Big Ten championships ... fourth in the shot put at the Buckeye Tune-up ... runner-up in the shot put and fifth in the hammer throw at the OSU-Michigan Dual ... used season-best marks of 17.77m (58-3.50)in the shot put and 18.62m (61-1.00)in the weight throw to finish first and third in the respective events at the Buckeye Classic ... also competed at the Don Kirby Elite and Penn State National.

2011 Outdoor (Junior) Represented the Buckeyes in the shot put and hammer throw at the NCAA East Preliminaries ... competed in three events at the Big Ten championships, with his top finish coming in the hammer throw (11th, 56.34m/184-10.00) ... sixth in the shot put at the Drake Relays with a season-best toss of 17.35m (56-11.00) ... competed in three events at the Jesse Owens Track Classic; posted a PR of 58.35m (191-5.25) in the hammer, finishing fifth ... turned in third-place finishes in the shot put, hammer and discus (PR of 50.99m/167-3.50) at the OSU-Michigan Dual ... placed in the Top 10 in both the shot put and discus at the Jim Click Shootout ... eighth in the discus at the Big Ten/SEC Challenge.

2011 Indoor (Junior) Seventh in the shot put at the Big Ten championships (17.55m/57-7.00); also competed in the weight throw (PR of 18.98m/62-3.25) ... runner-up in the shot put and fourth in the weight throw at the Rick Meindl Last Call ... third in the weight throw at the GaREAT Collegiate Invite ... fifth in the shot put at the Penn State National (season-best 17.87m/58-7.50) ... fourth in the shot at the All-Ohio championships ... fourth in the weight at "The Dual" ... runner-up in the shot and fourth in the weight throw at the Buckeye Classic ... third in the shot and ninth in the weight at the Golden Flash Gala.

2010 Outdoor (Sophomore) Finished 21st in the shot put at the NCAA East prelims (17.36m/56-11.50) ... finished fourth in the shot at the Big Ten championships with a collegiate-best toss of 18.04m (59-2.25) ... season-best of 44.83m (147-1.00) in the discus at the OSU-Michigan Dual, finishing sixth; also placed second in the shot put ... fourth place in the hammer throw at the Lenny Lyles Invite with aseason-best markof 54.92m (180-2.25); runner-up in the shot.

2010 Indoor (Sophomore) Fifth place in the shot put at the Big Ten championships (17.41m/57-1.50) ... used a season-best mark of 17.76m (58-3.25) to finish fifth in the shot at the Penn State National ... set a season best in the weight at the Buckeye Tune-up, finishing seventh at 17.73m (58-2.00); also took third in the shot.

2009 Outdoor (Freshman) Represented Ohio State at the Mideast regional championships; finished 11th in the shot put at 17.01m (55-9.75) ... ninth in the shot put finals at the Big Ten championships (17.32m/56-10.00) ... also competed in the discus and weight throw.

2009 Indoor (Freshman) Competed in the shot put and weight throw ... season best in the shot set at the Akron Invitational (sixth place at 16.80m/55-1.50) ... finished 18th in the weight and 19th in the shot at the Big Ten championships ...fifth in the weight throw at the Indoor Dual at 17.87m (58-7.50), a season best.

2008 Indoor/Outdoor (Redshirt) Competed unattached in the shot put at the 2008 USATF Junior Championships held at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, finishing 10th with a toss of 17.47m (57-3.75).

Dawson-Bryant High School 2007 Ohio Division III High School state champion in the shot put with a toss of 17.48m (57-4.25) ... 2006 regional and district shot put champion ... won the 2007 Jesse Owens Classic with a toss of 17.88m (58-8.00) ... two-time Ohio State power-lifting champion.

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