Leslie, Green advance in the steeplechase; Blanks secures spot in 400m hurdle championship
Meet begins Thursday in Jacksonville, Fla.
Mays finishes fourth in the hammer throw, Nickles fifth in pole vault
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
Two-time Second Team All-American (weight throw)
Two-time All-Big Ten selection (hammer and weight throw)
Big Ten Athlete of the Week (Jan. 16, 2012)
Hammer Throw- 61.85m/202-11.00
Discus Throw - 52.51m/172-3.00
Weight Throw- 21.51m/70-6.75
2012 Outdoor (Senior) Represented the Buckeyes in the hammer throw at the NCAA East Prelims, finishing 20th overall ... fourth place in the hammer throw at the Big Ten outdoor championships (61.55m/201-11.25); also competed in the discus throw, finishing 15th overall ... third place in the hammer throw at the All-Ohio championships with a season-best mark of 61.84m/202-10.75...fourth place in the hammer throw at the Campbell/Wright Invitational ... sixth in the hammer and seventh in thediscus (season best of 51.89m/170-3.00)at the Jesse Owens Track Classic ... runner-up in the hammer at the Jim Click Shootout ... second in thehammer and fourth in thediscus at the Big Ten/SEC Challenge ...competed in the hammer and discus throws at the Drake Relays.
2012 Indoor (Senior) Named Second Team All-American after an 11th-place finish in the weight throw at the NCAA championships (20.21m/66-3.75) ... second place in the weight throw at the Big Ten championships (21.26m/69-9.00) ... finished third in the weight throw at the Buckeye Tune-up with a PR of 21.51m/70-6.75 ... runner-up in the weight throw at the Don Kirby Elite ... first place in the weight throw at the Penn State National, OSU-Michigan Dual, and Buckeye Classic ... All-Big Ten selection
2011 Outdoor (Junior) Represented the Buckeyes in the hammer and discus throws at the NCAA East Preliminaries ... sixth in the hammer and 10th in the discus at the Big Ten championships ... fourth in the hammer (59.60m/195-6.50) and fifth in the discus (PR of 52.51/172-3.00) at the Jesse Owens Track Classic ... first place in the hammer and runner-up in the discus at the OSU-Michigan Dual ... Jim Click Shootout hammer throw champion with a PR of 61.85m (202-11.00); also finished eighth in the discus ... first in the hammer and third in the discus at the Big Ten/SEC Challenge.
2011 Indoor (Junior) Earned Second Team All-American honors with a 12th-place finish in the weight throw at the NCAA championships (20.08m/65-10.50) ... took fourth in the weight at the Big Ten indoor championships with a 20.51m (67-3.50) toss ... first place in the weight throw at the Penn State National Invitational (season bestof 20.88m/68-6), Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational (20.20m/66-3.25) and GaREAT Collegiate Invitational... runner-up in the weight at the Rick Meindl Last Call, OSU-Michigan Dual and the Buckeye Classic ... third place at the All-Ohio championships.
2010 Outdoor (Sophomore) Competed in the hammer throw at the NCAA East Regional prelims, finishing 22nd at 58.02m (190-4.25) ... earned All-Big Ten honors after a runner-up finish in the hammer at the Big Ten championships, aseason-bestmarkof 61.13m (200-6.75); took 14th in the discus throw ... recorded a season-best distance of 50.84m (166-9.50) in the discus at the Lenny Lyles Invite, taking fifth overall ... second place in the discus at "The Dual."
2010 Indoor (Sophomore) Finished ninth in the weight throw at the Big Ten championships (18.63m/61-1.50) ... posted a first place andseason-best distance in the weight throw at "The Dual" (19.52m/64-0.50) ... fourth place in the weight at the Penn State National Invitational (19.02m/62-4.75).
2009 Outdoor (Freshman) Competed in the hammer throw ... finished third at "The Dual" with a season-best throw of 55.30m (181-5.25) ... fourth place at the Louisville Invitational (51.52m/169-0.25) ... 19th at the Big Ten championships (53.32m/174-11.25).
2009 Indoor (Freshman) Competed in the weight throw ... set a season-best mark at the Penn State National Invitational, finishing fourth with a toss of 18.24m (59-10.00) ... 11th at the Big Ten championships (18.01m/59-1.00).
2008 Outdoor (Redshirt) Did not compete
2008 Indoor (Redshirt) Did not compete
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