Feb. 21, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 23rd-ranked Ohio State men’s track and field team completed its final preparations for the upcoming Big Ten indoor championships Friday night at French Field House as hosts of the Buckeye Tune-up.
Ohio State claimed five wins on the night, highlighted by an impressive victory in the 60-meter hurdles from senior Justin Hines, who crossed the finish line in a personal-best time of 7.95 seconds. The winning time ranks the Fremont, Ohio, native fourth all-time at Ohio State in the event.
Here’s a look at how the night unfolded:
A personal-best time of 6.74 seconds helped senior Demoye Bogle to a first-place finish ahead of fellow senior Brandon Blackwell (6.82). Victor Banjo of Wittenberg was third in 6.83 seconds.
Runner-up honors went to junior Luke Norris in a time of 49.83. Adam Bodrick of Miami (Ohio) placed first (49.71).
Junior Josh Sabo used a time of 4:08.83 (4:04.83 conversion) to take home first place. Runner-up honors went to junior Jackson Neff in 4:16.59 (4:12.59 conversion).
Freshman Josh Fridley used a personal-best height of 2.05 meters (6-8.75) to place second behind Peter Stefanski of Miami (Ohio), who cleared the bar at 2.10 meters (6-10.75).
Fourth place went to junior Brady Gelvin
at 6.72 meters (22-1.50). Grant Cole of Miami (Ohio) captured first with a mark of 7.13m (23-4.75).
Former Buckeye Matt DeChant was the winner at 18.85 meters (61-10.25), while sophomore J.C. Murasky placed second with a throw of 17.62 meters (57-9.75).
Two Buckeyes placed in the Top 5: sophomore Joseph Velez was first with a season-best mark of 19.05 meters (62-6.00), while freshman Aaron Zedella placed fourth at 18.49 meters (60-8.00).
Junior Tyler Borton cleared 4.82 meters (15-9.75) for a second-place finish. Cincinnati’s Josh Dangel was the winner at 5.18 meters (17-0.00)
Ohio State was first overall in 3:20.00, followed by Carnegie Mellon (3:29.33).
Ohio State returns to action next Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28-March 1, at the Big Ten indoor championships in Geneva, Ohio.