Feb. 2, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men's track and field team wrapped a busy two-meet weekend Saturday as the squad battled talented competition at both the Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind., and the Akron Invitational in the Akron, Ohio.
Highlights included a personal-best mile time for senior Chris Fallon, a personal-best heptathlon score for Cory Kunze, and a top-15 Division I performance from the 4x400m relay team.
Here’s a complete recap of the Buckeyes’ weekend:
60m Hurdles – Meyo
Junior Demoye Bogle placed fifth overall in 8.09 seconds after running a 7.92 in the semifinals. Indiana State’s Greggmar Swift crossed the finish line in 7.79 for first place.
200m – Meyo
Ohio State placed two athletes in the Top 3. Sophomore Timothy Faust was the winner of the race in a time of 21.37, while sophomore Nick Batcha captured third in 21.66. Runner-up honors went to Calvin Edwards of Eastern Illinois (21.66).
400m – Meyo
Freshman Champ Page took eighth in 48.00. Notre Dame’s Patrick Feeney was first in 46.13.
High Jump – Meyo
A personal-best time of 4:02.01 – the fourth-best run in school indoor history – helped senior Chris Fallon to a fifth-place finish in the marquee event of the weekend at Notre Dame, the Meyo Mile. Notre Dame’s Austin Mudd took the title in 3:59.33.
Junior Ryan Fleck
cleared the bar at 2.02m (6-7.50) for a ninth-place finish. Darius King was the winner at 2.12m (6-11.50).
Long Jump – Meyo
Senior Derek Blevins posted a mark of 6.97m (22-10.50) to place ninth. Mikese Moore used a 7.69m (25-2.75) leap to take first place.
Shot Put – Gold Division, Akron
Third place went to sophomore J.C. Murasky at 17.89m (58-8.50). Georgia’s Caleb Whitener used a toss of 18.52m (60-9.25) to claim victory.
Weight Throw – Gold Division, Akron
Ohio State placed two in the Top 7: freshman Joseph Velez (fifth, 18.60m/61-0.25) and senior Billy Gehring (seventh, 17.85m/58-6.75). Ashland’s Garrett Grey captured the win at 19.68m (64-7.00).
4x400m – Meyo
Ohio State ‘A’ – Page, seniors Marcus Brooks and Marvel Brooks, and sophomore Antonio Blanks – finished third overall in 3:10.64, the 15th-fastest time in the nation this season. Notre Dame won the race with a time of 3:09.93.
Heptathlon – Akron
Runner-up honors went to Cory Kunze, who finished with a personal-best score of 5443 and a wins in the long jump. The junior’s score currently ranks him 14th in the event this season in Division I. Kent State’s Dexter Shreve totaled 5525 points for first place.
Ohio State splits for two meets the weekend of Feb. 8: the Don Kirby Elite in Albuquerque, N.M., and the SPIRE NCAA Division I Invitational in Geneva, Ohio.