Ohio State Finishes Fourth at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships

Go Buckeyes! Cory Leslie (center) placed second in the 1500m run Sunday at the Big Ten championships.
Go Buckeyes!
Cory Leslie (center) placed second in the 1500m run Sunday at the Big Ten championships.
Go Buckeyes!

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State men's track and field team finished fourth at the 2012 Big Ten Outdoor Championships in Madison, Wis., Sunday afternoon with a total of 86 team points.

The Buckeyes picked up four bronze medals and one silver medal on the final day of competition at Dan McClimon Memorial Track on the University of Wisconsin campus to finish in the Top 5 of the team standings for the fifth-consecutive season. Host and 15th-ranked Wisconsin captured the conference title on its home track with 121 points in a tight race with runner-up and 17th-ranked Nebraska (115.50 points) and third place and eighth-ranked Indiana (115).

Take a look at the how the final day at the Big Ten championships unfolded for the Buckeyes:

100m Dash
Timothy Faust earned two points with a seventh-place time of 10.70. Andrew Riley of Illinois placed first in 10.39 seconds.

110m Hurdles
Demoye Bogle claimed six points with a third-place finish in a time of 13.92. Riley won the gold medal in a facility-record time of 13.64.

200m Dash
Faust followed up his performance in the 100m with a fifth-place and personal-best time of 20.71 in the 200m, good for four points toward the Buckeyes' team score. Indiana's Kind Butler was the winner in 20.51 seconds.

400m Hurdles
A personal-best time of 50.50 - fourth best in school history and a top-15 performance nationally - helped Antonio Blanks to third place in the 400 hurdles. Nebraska's Miles Ukaoma took home first place in a facility-record time of 49.23.

1500m Run
Ohio State totaled 10 points in the events. Cory Leslie picked up his second runner-up finish of the weekend in a time of 3:42.03, while Chris Fallon turned in a seventh-place time of 3:44.87. Indiana's Andy Bayer edged Leslie at the finish line to win in 3:41.21.

Shot Put
Matt DeChant used a season-best and top-15 Division I throw of 19.38m (63-7.00) to capture six points and the bronze medal in the shot put. Penn State's Joe Kovacs won the conference title with a facility-record mark of 20.85m (68-5.00).

Six points and the bronze medal went to Kenny Stephens at a personal-best distance of 63.94m (209-9.00). Iowa's Matt Byers won gold at 67.94m (222-11.00). 

Triple Jump
Michael Hartfield followed up his Big Ten title in the long jump with an eighth-place and one-point performance in the triple jump (15.02m/49-3.50). Iowa's Troy Doris was the champ at 16.66m (54-8.00), a facility record.

4x400m Relay
Ohio State placed second in its heat and sixth overall in a time of 3:06.31, picking up three points in the process. Penn State claimed the title in a time of 3:04.78, a facility record.

Final Team Standings
1. Wisconsin - 121 points
2. Nebraska - 115.50
3. Indiana - 115
4. Ohio State - 86
5. Iowa - 80.50
6. Penn State - 80
7. Minnesota - 70.50
8. Illinois - 65
9. Michigan - 50
10. Michigan State - 19
11. Purdue - 15.50