Jan. 26, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Junior Demoye Bogle cruised to an easy victory in the 60m hurdles Saturday afternoon at the Rod McCravy Memorial, highlighting Ohio State’s two days of competition in Lexington, Ky.
Crossing the finish line in 7.83 seconds, the 11th-fastest time in Division I this season, Bogle bettered runner-up Milan Ristic of UNC Asheville by eight-tenths of a second. Bogle, the Ohio State school-record holder in the event, was making his season debut for the Buckeyes after sitting out the first two meets of the 2013 campaign.
Here’s a look at the rest of the Buckeyes’ weekend, event-by-event:
Three Buckeyes placed in the Top 8: sophomore Timothy Faust (fifth, personal-best time of 6.89 seconds), sophomore Nick Batcha (seventh, 6.94) and junior Brandon Blackwell (eighth, 6.99). Missouri’s Marqesh Woodson placed first in 6.69.
Faust and Batcha finished second and third for the Buckeyes with times of 21.34 and 21.63, respectively. Georgia Tech’s Broderick Snoddy claimed the gold medal in 21.33.
Freshman Champ Page turned in a sixth-place time of 48.16. Elvyonn Bailey was first in 47.25.
Senior Marvel Brooks used a time of 1:52.84 to finish eighth overall. Western Kentucky’s David Mokone was the winner in 1:48.65.
Senior Heath Nickles cleared 5.10m (16-8.75) for fourth place. Unattached competitor Chip Heuser took first place at a height of 5.20m (17-0.75).
Sixth place went to sophomore Julian Vann at 14.90m (48-10.75). Alphonso Jordan, an unattached competitor, won the event at 15.97m (52-9.75).
Junior Ryan Fleck made his Buckeye debut with an eighth-place jump of 1.97m (6-5.50). Sophomores Devin Smith and Brant Reardon tied for ninth. Cyrus Johnson of Western Kentucky captured the victory by clearing the bar at 2.07m (6-9.50).
Ohio State ‘A’ – Chris Fallon, Korbin Smith, Kurt Grove and Jackson Neff – took first place in 10:01.66, a top-15 time in Division I at this point in the season. Appalachian State was the runner-up in 10:07.44.
The Buckeye ‘A’ team – Page, Brooks, Smith and Antonio Blanks – used a top-10 Division I time of 3:11.08 to take first place overall. Middle Tennessee State was the runner-up in 3:11.61.
Ohio State travels to Notre Dame, Ind., next Friday, Feb. 1, for the Meyo Invitational.
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