Jan. 11, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State men's track and field team opened the 2013 season in front of its hometown fans Friday evening at French Field House.
Here's an event-by-event breakdown of the season-opening showcase:
Ohio State finished 1-2, with Nick Batcha taking first in personal-best time of 6.83 seconds and Brandon Blackwell finishing second in 6.93. Third place went to unattached competitor Jason Bailey (7.04).
Chris Fallon, returning from a knee injury suffered during the cross country season, captured first place in a time of 4:13.05. Aaron Rowe of Brooks was the runner-up (4:14.40), with Josh Sabo finishing third (4:22.26).
Michael Hartfield, competing unattached, opened his indoor season with a personal-best jump of 7.98m/26-2.25 - he'll compete for the Buckeyes this outdoor season as a fifth-year senior. Derek Blevins (6.95m/22-9.75) and Korbin Smith (6.76m/22-2.25) placed second and third, respectively.
Julian Vann was the winner with a jump of 14.50m (47-7.00). Blevins placed second at 14.47m (47-5.75).
The Ohio State `A' team won the closing event of the meet in a time of 3:18.98.
Ohio State travels to Bloomington, Ind., next Friday, Jan. 18, for the Gladstein Invitational.