Olatoy and men’s/women’s 4x400m relay on deck for Saturday
Outdoor slate begins next weekend for Ohio State
It is the sixth indoor title in program history for the men
Four Buckeyes win titles on day one of Big Ten Championships
Sheffield's 60m dash time surpasses Jonathan Burrell's 1995 record.
Photos by Walt Middleton
Photos by Will Shilling
Photos by Walt Middleton
Photos by Robert Hardin
Photos by Walt Middleton
Four-time First Team All-American (2016 indoor/outdoor 200m, 2016 outdoor 4x400m relay, 2017 outdoor 4x400m relay)
Three-time Second Team All-American (2016 100m, 2016 indoor 4x400m relay, 2017 4x100m relay)
2017 Honorable Mention All-American (outdoor 200m)
Six-time Big Ten champion (100m, indoor 200m x2, outdoor 200m, indoor 4x400m relay, outdoor 4x400m relay)
Big Ten indoor championship-record holder in the 200m (20.58)
Four-time First Team All-Big Ten selection
Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week (April 13, 2016)
Has won 21 races in career – 60m dash (3), 100m dash (1), 200m dash (7), 4x400m relay (7), 400m dash (2), 4x100m relay (1)
Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete (2016, 2017)
2017 Academic All-Big Ten selection
60m - 6.71
100m - 10.34
200m - 20.38
400m - 46.16
4x100m relay – 38.92
2017 Outdoor (Sophomore)
Second leg of the 4x400m relay squad that earned First Team All-America honors at the NCAA Championships with a time of 3:05.27 … second leg of the 4x100m relay team that set the school record at the NCAA Championships with a time of 38.92 to place ninth and earn Second Team All-America honors … took 17th in the 200m dash (20.63) at the NCAA Championships to earn Honorable Mention All-America honors … clocked a wind-aided 19.96 in the 200m dash at the Big Ten Championships to garner silver … third leg of the 4x100m relay that placed third at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 39.90 … clocked a wind-aided 10.25 in the 100m dash at the Big Ten Championships to finish fifth … racked up a total of 16 points at the Big Ten Championships to help Ohio State to a second-place finish as a team … claimed gold in the 400m dash with a season-best time of 48.39 at the All-Ohio Championships … helped the 4x100m relay to gold at the Drake Relays (39.51) … member of the 4x400m relay that finished second at the Drake Relays with a clocking of 3:08.80 … took second in the 200m dash at the Jesse Owens Classic with a wind-aided time of 20.72 … garnered bronze in the 100m dash at the Drake Relays with a time of 10.47 … helped the 4x400m relay to an eighth-place finish at the Tennessee Relays (3:16.40) … registered a career-best wind legal 200m dash of 20.38 at the NCAA East Preliminaries to rank fifth in school history … second leg of the 4x400m relay that registered the fifth-fastest 4x400m relay (3:03.51) in program history at the NCAA East Preliminaries.
2017 Indoor (Sophomore)
Defended his 200m dash title at the Big Ten Championships breaking his previous B1G record of 20.71 with a 20.58 to claim gold … the time of 20.58 is the second-fastest 200m dash in program history … helped the 4x400m relay to a seventh-place finish at the Big Ten Championships with a clocking of 3:09.91 … registered a seventh-place finish in the 60m dash with a time of 6.75 at the Big Ten Championships … collected gold in the 400m dash at the Buckeye Classic with a time of 48.47 … claimed gold in the 200m dash at the Kentucky Invitational with a clocking of 20.86 … member of the 4x400m relay that placed first at the Armory Track Invitational with a readout of 3:11.94 … garnered silver in the 60m dash at the Kentucky Invitational with a time of 6.75 … aided the 4x400m relay to a second-place finish at the Kentucky Invitational (3:13.35) … 200m dash time of 20.93 earned him a second-place showing at the Armory Track Invitational … placed third at the Auburn Invitational in the 60m dash (6.78) … member of the 4x400m relay squad that finished third at the Buckeye Tune Up (3:21.27) … placed eighth in the 200m dash at the Tyson Invitational (21.01) … clocked a season-best time of 47.62 in the 400m dash at the Tyson Invitational to place 11th.
2016 Outdoor (Freshman)
Earned First Team All-America honors in the 200m dash (20.93/seventh place) and 4x400m relay (3:06.27/seventh place) at the NCAA Championships … named Second Team All-American in the 100m dash (personal best/10.34/14th place) … claimed Big Ten titles in the 100m dash (10.49) and 200m dash (20.54) … clocked personal best of 20.45 in the 200m dash at the NCAA East Preliminaries; that time ranks fifth fastest in program history … anchor leg of 4x400m relay team that won gold at the Alabama Relays with a time of 3:08.69 … won the 200m dash at the LSU Battle on the Bayou with a readout of 20.51 (wind aided) and finished fourth in the 100m dash (10.36) … second leg of Buckeyes 4x100m relay squad that place seventh at Big Ten Championships … placed sixth in the 100m dash at the Drake Relays with a wind-aided 10.54 … helped 4x400m relay team place sixth at Drake Relays … took silver in the 200m dash (20.53w) and bronze in the 400m dash (46.86) at the Jesse Owens Classic … placed sixth in the 100m dash (10.47) at the Seminole Invitational … clocked personal best of 46.16 in the 400m dash to take third at the Power Conference Cardinal and Gold … helped 4x400m (3:15.59) and 4x100m (40.51) take silver at the Power Conference Cardinal and Gold.
2016 Indoor (Freshman)
Earned First Team All-America honors in the 200m dash (21.11/sixth place) at the NCAA Championships … named Second Team All-American in the 4x400m relay (3:09.05/11th place) … claimed Big Ten title in the 200m dash with a time of 20.71 (Big Ten indoor championship record and ranks No. 2 in program history) … second leg of 4x400m relay team that won gold at the Big Ten Championships with a meet record of 3:06.38; the time is also the third-fastest in program history … finished third in the 60m dash at the Big Ten Championships with a readout of 6.75 … ran a personal best of 6.71 in the 60m dash prelims at Big Ten’s and that ranks fifth fastest in program history … won 60m dash titles at the Ohio State Opener (6.77), Power 5 Invite (6.71) and Ohio State Invitational (6.74) … collected titles in the 200m dash at the Armory Track Invitational (21.17) and Ohio State Invitational (21.25) … on 4x400m relay teams that earned gold at Ohio State Opener (3:21.03), Kentucky Invitational (3:11.91) and Spire NCAA Track and Field Invitational (3:08.26) … finished second in the 200m dash (21.12) and 60m dash (6.82) at the Kentucky Invitational … racked up bronze at the Spire NCAA Track and Field Invitational in the 60m dash (6.89) … finished third at the Power 5 Invite in the 200m dash with a readout of 21.26.
Pickerington North High School
Two-time OHSAA Division I state champion in the 400-meter dash; state runner-up in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes in 2015 … placed fourth in the 200 and fifth in the 100 in 2014 … 2014 OATCCC Division I state champion in the 400-meter dash and runner-up in the 200-meter dash … fifth place in the 200 meters at the 2014 New Balance Indoor Nationals … fifth place in the 400 at the 2013 OHSAA DI Outdoor Championships … fourth place in the 400 at Junior Olympics in 2012 ... helped Pickerington North to the 2015 OHSAA DI State Championship.