Faust, Buckeyes Perform Well at Nittany Lion Challenge

Jan. 18, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men's track and field team competed at the Nittany Lion Challenge Saturday afternoon in University Park, Pa.

Junior Timothy Faust was the top performer of the day for the Buckeyes, earning a sweep in the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes for the second-consecutive meet. He completed his 60-meter sprint in 6.80 seconds and posted a meet-record and season-best time of 21.05 in the 200. His winning time in the 200 meters ranks fourth in Division I this season.

“I am very happy with the effort of our team in the second week of the season,” Ed Beathea, head coach of the Buckeyes, said after the meet. “We had a couple very strong performances and we will keep getting better.”

Here is a complete recap:

60m Hurdles

Senior Demoye Bogle and sophomore Donovan Robertson finished 1-2 in the event. Bogle crossed the finish line in a meet-record time of 7.76 seconds, while Robertson turned in a time of 7.85.


Ohio State placed two runners in the Top 5. Sophomore Champ Page placed third in 48.18 seconds, while senior Jordan Rispress took home fifth place in 48.66. Page’s time ranks among the Top 20 in the nation this season.


Freshman Anthony Johnson ran a runner-up time of 1:19.95. Fellow freshman Lamar Bruton was third in 1:20.23.


Fourth place went to sophomore Josh Sabo in a time of 4:13.32.


Sophomore Curtis Hanle was third overall in 8:28.95.

Triple Jump

Runner-up honors went to sophomore Julian Vann (14.96 meters/49-1.00).

Shot Put

Junior J.C. Murasky used a 17.21-meter (56-5.75) throw to finish second overall.

High Jump

A jump of 2.02 meters (6-7.50) helped Brant Reardon to a fifth-place finish.

Weight Throw

Freshman Aaron Zedella and sophomore Joseph Velez finished second and third with throws of 18.47 meters (60-7.25) and 18.34 meters (60-2.00), respectively.

4x400m Relay

The Buckeye team of Page, Rispress, Bruton and senior Javon Walker placed third overall in 3:10.10. The time ranks ninth in Division I this season.


Ohio State returns to action next Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Rod McCravy Invitational in Lexington, Ky.