Neff, Faust Highlight Day One at Sea Ray Relays

Go Buckeyes! Jackson Neff
Go Buckeyes!
Jackson Neff
Go Buckeyes!

April 12, 2013


COLUMBUS, Ohio - The 23rd-ranked Ohio State men's track and field team completed day one competition at the 47th Sea Ray Relays Friday afternoon in Knoxville, Tenn.

Highlights included a win by sophomore Jackson Neff in the 3000m steeplechase and a first-place preliminary effort from sophomore Timothy Faust in the 200m.

Here's a complete recap:

110m Hurdles
Running into a strong headwind, junior Demoye Bogle (14.25) and freshman Donovan Robertson (14.26) finished eighth and ninth, respectively. Indiana State's Greggmar Swift claimed first place in 13.94 seconds.

200m Prelims
Faust qualified first overall in a season-best time of 20.96, a top-25 Division I performance. Eight athletes will run in the finals tomorrow afternoon.

400m Hurdles
A time of 53.13 helped sophomore Luke Norris to a sixth-place finish. Unattached competitor Terry Benson was the winner in 52.23.

Freshman Michael Brajdic placed fifth in his heat and fifth overall in a time of 3:57.49. Jake Reilly of Wisconsin-Milwaukee took first place in 3:55.83.

3000m Steeplechase
Neff used a personal-best time of 9:01.63 to capture first place in the steeplechase. Joining Neff in the Top 7 were freshman Jordan Redd (third, 9:11.84) and senior Donny Roys (seventh, 9:17.58).

Triple Jump
Freshman Julian Vann cleared 14.85m (48-8.75) on his final attempt to take home fourth place. Jason Johnson of East Tennessee State won the event at 15.69m (51-5.75).



Pole Vault
Clearing the bar on his third attempt at 4.80m (15-9.00), junior Tyler Borton placed third overall. Michael Owenby won the event on a tiebreaker after clearing the bar on his first attempt at 4.70m (15-5.00).

Sophomore Dylan Vogt placed second overall with a season-best mark of 49.33m (161-10.00). Arkansas State's Tyler Lingo (50.65m/166-2.00) finished in first place.

Eighth place went to freshman Joseph Velez at 60.63m (198-11.00). Andy Fryman of Mjolnir Throwers Club took first at 69.11m (226-9.00).