Jared Ballenger
Jared  Ballenger

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fremont, Ohio

High School:
Fremont Ross

Event:
Throws

Major:
Agricultural Systems & Management

05/19/2016

NCAA East Preliminary Field Announced

Twenty-four individual Buckeyes and two relay teams set to compete in Jacksonville, Fla.

04/10/2016

Murasky, Gray lead Ohio State at the Battle on the Bayou

Buckeyes compete with Purdue against top teams from the SEC and Big 12

03/24/2016

No. 13/16 Buckeyes Face Florida, Texas and USC in Los Angeles

Distance runners head to Raleigh Relays

04/26/2015

Buckeyes Win Five Events at Ashland Alumni Open

Simmons breaks own school record in the pole vault

04/11/2015

Buckeye Men Win All-Ohio Championships

Women finish second with partial squad

04/27/2016

2016 Jesse Owens Classic

Photos by Will Shilling

03/01/2016

2016 Buckeye Tune-Up

Photos by Robert Hardin

05/19/2015

2015 Big Ten Outdoor Championships

Photos by Walt Middleton Photography

PRs
Javelin – 62.08m (203-08)
Discus - 53.57m (175-9.00)
Shot Put – 17.25m (56-7.25)

2017 Outdoor (Junior)
Captured a pair of silver finishes at the All-Ohio Championships in the shot put (season-best 16.62m/54-6.50) and discus throw (52.33m/171-08) … registered a fourth-place finish in the javelin throw at the Tennessee Relays with a toss of 56.99m (187-00) … season-best discus throw of 52.34m (171-09) earned him a fifth-place showing at the Tennessee Relays … threw the javelin a career-best 62.08m (203-08) at the Florida Relays for a 13th-place finish … took sixth in the discus throw at the Baldy Castillo Invitational with a mark of 52.12m (171-00) … finished seventh at the Jesse Owens Classic in the discus throw (52.14m/171-01) … discus throw of 52.04m (170-09) at the Florida Relays garnered eighth-place honors … registered a ninth-place finish at the Baldy Castillo Invitational with a javelin throw of 62.01m (203-05) … shot put of 16.08m (52-9.25) at the Jesse Owens Classic earned him a ninth-place finish … placed 14th at the Big Ten Championships in the discus throw with a mark of 51.07m (167-07).

2017 Indoor (Junior)
Competed solely in the shot put … took third at the Buckeye Classic with a career-best throw of 17.25m (56-7.25) … placed eighth at the Kentucky Invitational with a toss of 16.75m (54-11.50) … registered a ninth-place showing at the Spire Invite with a mark of 17.04m (55-11) … recorded a throw of 16.12m (52-10.75) for 12th place … collected a mark of 16.17m (53-0.75) at the Armory Track Invitational to finish in 14th place … finished 16th at the Big Ten Championships with a throw of 16.62m (54-6.50).

2016 Outdoor (Sophomore)
Finished ninth in the discus throw (53.18 meters/174-6) and 15th in the javelin throw (58.26 meters/191-2) at the Big Ten Championships … placed fourth in the javelin at the Jesse Owens Classic with a heave of 58.12 meters (190-8) … registered a personal best in the discus throw with a mark of 53.57 meters (175-9) at the LSU Battle on the Bayou; that mark is the fourth-longest in program history … took silver in the discus throw at the Oliver Nikoloff Invite with a toss of 52.56 meters (172-5) … finished sixth in the javelin throw at the LSU Battle on the Bayou with a heave of 60.62 meters (198-11) … represented the Buckeyes at the NCAA East Preliminaries.

2016 (Indoor)
Competed three times in the shot put … placed fifth at the Ohio State Invitational with a personal best of 16.91 meters (55-5.75) … placed fourth at the Findlay Indoor Track & Field Classic in the shot … heaved the shot 16.41 meters (53-10.25) at the Spire NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Invitational. 

2015 Outdoor (Freshman)
Finished 10th in the javelin (61.08 meters/200-5.00) and 12th in the discus (personal-best throw of 52.30 meters/171-7.00) at the Big Ten Championships ... fifth in the javelin and eighth in the discus at the Jesse Owens Classic ... runner-up in both the shot put and weight throw at the Ashland Alumni Open ... seventh in the javelin (PR of 61.44 meters/201-7.00) and eighth in the discus at the Virginia Challenge ... competed in three events at the All-Ohio championships, highlighted by a runner-up finish in the javelin ... fourth in the javelin at the FSU Relays, while also competing in the discus and shot put ... represented the Buckeyes at the Miami Invitational. 

2015 Indoor (Freshman)
Did not compete 

Fremont Ross High School
Lettered four years in track and field and one year on both the football and basketball teams ... 2014 OHSAA Division I state champion in the discus (55.73 meters/182-10.00) and bronze medalist in the shot put; placed 11th in the discus in 2013 and sixth in 2012 ... runner-up in both the shot put and discus at the 2014 Midwest Meet of Champions ... runner-up in the shot put at the 2014 OATCCC DI State Championships.