Jan. 14, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - No. 4 Ohio State cruised to an easy 91.5-70.5 win over rival Michigan in "The Dual" Saturday night at the U-M Indoor Track Building in Ann Arbor, Mich.
With the victory, which featured individual titles in 10 of 15 events, Ohio State picked up its fifth-consecutive win over their rivals from up North. The Buckeyes now own a 7-2 advantage over the Wolverines since the renewal of the series in 2008.
Here's a look at "The Dual" event-by-event:
Ohio State secured a 1-2 finish and eight points in the event. Brandon Blackwell placed first with a PR of 6.78 seconds, just ahead of Demoye Bogle (6.79). Justin Clarke of Michigan was third.
Bogle picked up five points with a first-place time of 7.88 seconds, a top 10 time nationally. UM's Herman Washington was the runner-up in 8.09 seconds, while Justin Hines collected a third-place finish and two points (8.20).
Blackwell finished second (22.09) behind UM's Matthew Campbell. Timothy Faust turned in a fourth-place time of 22.19 to bring the Buckeyes' point total in the event to four.
Running without All-American Thomas Murdaugh, Marvel Brooks (third, 49.12) and Korbin Smith (fourth, 49.43) contributed three points to the final team total. Aaron Taylor claimed first place for the Wolverines in 48.72 seconds.
First place went to Marcus Brooks
, who crossed the finish line in 1:21.92 for five points. Luke Norris
earned an additional point for the Buckeyes with a fourth-place time of 1:23.13.
A time of 4:08.52 helped Cory Leslie to first place and five points. Chris Fallon earned two points for Ohio State with a third-place time of 4:10.70, just behind runner-up Brendon Blacklaws of Michigan (4:10.25).
Adam Green (8:30.65) edged Michigan's Morsi Rayyan (8:31.94) for first place and five points. Julian Meyer's fourth-place run was good for one point for the Scarlet and Gray.
Michael McCarty (7.41m/24-3.75) and Cory Kunze (7.20m/23-7.50) swept the top 2 spots in the event, resulting in eight points toward the Buckeyes' team score.
Michigan's Patrick Cochran was the winner at 14.79m (48-6.25). Runner-up Derek Blevins (14.53m/47-8) and fourth-place finisher Antonio Blanks (13.20m/43-3.75) earned four team points for the Scarlet and Gray.
Brant Reardon (second, 1.97m/6-5.50) and Scott Kinkley (fourth, 1.97m/6-5.50) totaled 3.5 points for the Buckeyes in the event. Michigan's Bradley James cleared the bar at 2.17m (7-1.50) for first place.
Ohio State totaled seven points in the event. Heath Nickles vaulted to first place at 5.22m (17-1.50), while Cody Marshall took third at 5.02m (17-1.50). Jack Greenlee (5.12m/16-9.50) was second for the Wolverines.
Max Mays used a 20.79m (68-2.50) throw - the best in Division I so far this season - to take home five points and the win. Ethan Dennis of Michigan was second at 20.38m (66-10.50), followed by third-place finisher Matt DeChant, who claimed two points with a 19.83m (65-0.75) toss.
DeChant followed up his third-place weight throw with a victory in the shot put at 18.09m (59-2.75). Tyler Branch was the runner-up with a 17.66m (57-11.25) toss, helping OSU to the eight point maximum in the event.
Ohio State's team of Norris, Brooks, Brooks and Blanks motored to first place and five points in a time of 3:16.98. Michigan completed the relay in 3:21.48.