Leslie, Green advance in the steeplechase; Blanks secures spot in 400m hurdle championship
Meet begins Thursday in Jacksonville, Fla.
Current and former Buckeyes hold top-4 spots through four events
2012 Outdoor (Senior) Represented the Buckeyes in the hammer throw at the NCAA East Prelims andBig Ten championships... fifth place in the hammer throw at the Campbell/Wright Invitational ... ninth placein the hammer throw at the All-Ohio championships ... 11th in the hammer at the Jesse Owens Track Classic ... sixth in the hammer at the Jim Click Shootout ... bronze medalist in thehammer throw at theBig Ten/SEC Challenge (season-best mark of 58.18m/190-10.50).
2012 Indoor (Junior) Sixth place in the weight throw at the Buckeye Tune-up (season best 17.80m/58-4.75) ... sixth in the weight throw at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational ... fourth in the weight at the Buckeye Classic.
2011 Outdoor (Junior) Represented the Buckeyes in the hammer throw at the NCAA East Preliminaries ... placed 16th in the hammer at the Big Ten championships ... posted a season-best mark of 58.16m (190-9.75) at the Campbell/Wright Invitational, finishing fourth ... sixth in the hammer at the Jesse Owens Track Classic and runner-up at the OSU-Michigan Dual ... fifth at the Jim Click Shootout and 10th at the Big Ten/SEC Challenge.
2011 Indoor (Sophomore) Fifth place in the weight throw at the Rick Meindl Last Call (18.86m/61-10.50) ... sixth in the weight at "The Dual" and Buckeye Classic ... also competed at the Golden Flash Gala.
2010 Outdoor (Sophomore) Represented the Buckeyes in the hammer throw at the 2010 NCAA East Regional Prelims, finishing 38th overall ... fourth place in the hammer at the Big Ten championships with a collegiate-best toss of (59.74m/196 ft.) ... first place in the hammer at the Lenny Lyles Invite.
2010 Indoor (Freshman) Second place in the weight throw at the Akron Invitational (16.92m/55-6.25) ... fifth in the weight at the Buckeye Tune-up.
2009 Outdoor (Freshman) Led the Buckeyes in the hammer throw, finishing 11th at the Jesse Owens Track Classic with a regional qualifying toss of 56.92m (186-9) ... 13th in the hammer at the Big Ten championships and 24th at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships.
2009 Indoor (Redshirt) Did not compete
East Greenwich High School Two-time High School All-American and All-State selection at East Greenwich, where he holds school records in both the hammer and weight throws... second at the 2008 Rhode Island State Championships in the hammer throw ... ranked the No. 6 high school thrower in the country as a senior ... father Mark was a thrower at the University of Rhode Island.