April 13, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Freshman Billy Stanley improved upon his own school record in the javelin Saturday at the 47th Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn., clearing 72.32m (237-3.00) for a first-place finish.
Stanley’s winning mark improved upon the school record he set last month at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational by six inches. The distance currently ranks eighth in Division I this season.
Also starring on the final day of competition at the University of Tennessee’s Tom Black Track was sophomore Timothy Faust, who won the 200m showcase in a time of 21.13.
“I couldn’t be happier for Jackson Neff, Tim Faust and Billy Stanley for winning their events at the Sea Ray Relays," Ed Beathea, head coach of Ohio State men's track and field, said. "Stanley’s breaking of the school record once again speaks for itself. I really feel like the team is starting to come together and at a good time. The staff is doing a great job and our guys have really invested in the team's progress.”
Here’s a complete recap:
Freshman Champ Page placed fourth overall in a time of 47.47. Unattached competitor Varick Tucker was the winner in 47.00.
A personal-best time of 1:50.72 helped senior Marvel Brooks to a fourth-place finish. Ashland’s Drew Windle placed first in 1:48.48.
Pole Vault Invitational
Junior Cody Marshall cleared 4.90m (16-0.75) for an eighth-place finish. Tennessee’s Jake Blankenship took first overall at 5.50m (18-0.50).
Page, Brooks, redshirt junior Javon Walker and freshman Antonio Blanks combined for a second-place and top-20 Division I time of 3:07.92. Middle Tennessee State was the victor in a time of 3:07.32.
The Ohio State team, comprised of senior Chris Fallon and freshmen Michael Brajdic, Francesco Maiorca and Josh Sabo, finished third in a time of 16:03.80. Wisconsin captured first place in 15:35.83.