Meet begins Thursday in Jacksonville, Fla.
Leslie earns runner-up honors in the steeplechase
Bogle wins 400m hurdles; Smith makes season debut in 100m dash and high jump
DeChant stars for the Scarlet and Gray with wins in the shot put and discus
DeChant wins the shot put to highlight outdoor opener for No. 25 Ohio State
2011 Second Team All-Big Ten performer in the long jump
2012 Ohio State Scholar Athlete
Long jump - 7.58m (24-10.50)
2012 Outdoor (Senior) Represented OSU in the long jump at the NCAA East Prelims, finishing 27th overall ...placed sixth in the long jump at the Big Ten championships with a PR of 7.58m (24-10.50) ... fifth in the long jumpat both the All-Ohio championships and Big Ten/SEC Challenge ... seventh in the long jump at both the Campbell/Wright Invitational and Jim Click Shootout.
2012 Indoor (Senior) Third place in the long jump at the Buckeye Tune-up ... sixth in the long jump at the PSU National Invitational ... 14th at the Notre DameMeyo Invitational.
2011 Outdoor (Junior) Represented Ohio State in the long jump at the NCAA East Regional Prelims ... runner-up behind teammate Mike Hartfield at the Big Ten championships (7.26m/23-9.75) ... placed seventh at the Drake Relays with aseason-best jumpof 7.51m (24-7.75) ... third place at the Jesse Owens Classic, fourth at "The Dual," and seventh at the Jim Click Shootout.
2011 Indoor (Junior) Ninth in the long jump at the Big Ten championships (7.22m/23-8.25) ... recorded aseason bestin the long jump at the Akron Invitational, finishing fourth at 7.33m (24-0.50) ... posted three additional top-5 finishes on the season, including a first-place effort at the GaREAT Collegiate Invitational.
2010 Outdoor (Sophomore) Third place in the long jump at the OSU-Michigan Dual at 6.79m (22-3.25) ... competed in five meets for the Buckeyes.
2010 Indoor (Sophomore) Seventh place in the long jump at the Big Ten championships (7.01m/23 ft.) ... set a season best in the long jump at the Meyo Invitational, finishing 10th at 7.11m (23-4) ... posted five top-10 finishes.
2009 Outdoor (Freshman) Finished 14th at the Big Ten championships in the long jump at 6.81m (22-4).
2009 Indoor (Freshman) Led the Buckeyes in the long jump, setting aseason bestat the Big Ten championships at 7.06m (23-2), finishing third overall.
North Olmsted High School Missed his senior season due to personal reasons ... had strong efforts in the jumps, putting up a season-best mark of 6.88m (22-7) as a junior in the long jump ... third in the long jump at the OHSAA DI state meet as a junior.
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