Ohio State Performs Well at Gladstein Invitational

Go Buckeyes! Junior Cory Kunze took first place in the heptathlon.
Go Buckeyes!
Junior Cory Kunze took first place in the heptathlon.
Go Buckeyes!

Jan. 19, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s track and field team competed at the Gladstein Invitational in Bloomington, Ind., Friday and Saturday.

Here’s an event-by-event breakdown of the Buckeyes top performers during the weekend:


Cory Kunze claimed first place with 5,235 points. He took first in the 60m and 60m hurdles; second in the shot put; third in the pole vault, long jump and 1000m; and sixth in the high jump. 


Timothy Faust earned second place with a time of 6.90 seconds. Nick Batcha and Brandon Blackwell finished five-six respectively with times of 6.97 and 7.01.

60m Hurdles

Justin Hines crossed the finish line in a fourth-place time of 8.28 seconds, followed by Derrick Anderson in 8.35.

200m Invitational

With a time of 21.45 Faust took home first place, followed closely by Batcha (21.72) who finished second. 

400m Invitational

Champ Page won the event, crossing the finish line in 48.51 seconds. Antonio Blanks finished fifth in 48.79.


Javon Walker finished in 49.26 seconds, earning second place.




The Buckeyes took the top four spots in the 800-meter event. A season-best time of 1:54.65 helped Marvel Brooks to first place, followed by Joshua Sabo (1:55.99), Steven Weaver (1:56.56) and Kurt Grove (1:57.39).


Sabo finished with a time of 4:15.65, good for 11th place, while Weaver finished 16th overall (4:19.26). 

3000m Invitational

Chris Fallon took tenth place with a time of 8:24.94.


Jackson Neff was the Buckeye top performer in the event, finishing in sixth place with a time of 8:21.52. Michael Brajdic (8:31.00) and Brian Hannaford (8:32.94) finished 12th and 15th respectively.  

Shot Put

J.C. Murasky (17.15m/56-3.25) earned a first place finish, while Dylan Vogt (15.82m/51-11) took fourth place.

Long Jump

Michael Hartfield, competing unattached, took the top spot with a personal-best jump of 7.77m/25-6. Korbin Smith (7.52m/24-8.25) also put in a personal-best to place second, while Derrick Blevins finished fifth (6.83m-22-5).

High Jump

Devin Smith finished second overall with a jump of 2.00m/6-6.75. Brant Reardon also topped out at 2.00m/6-6.75 and finished fourth.

Triple Jump

Hartfield took home his second first place finish with a jump of 15.74m (51-7.75). Julian Vann finished in fourth place with a jump of 14.44m (47-4.5) and Blevins took fifth at 14.37m (47-1.75).

Weight Throw

Joseph Velez’s throw of 18.28m (59-11.75) took second overall, followed closely by Bill Gehring at 18.27m (59-11.25).

Pole Vault

Cody Marshall was the top performer for the Buckeye vaulters, finishing fourth overall with a 4.80m (15-9.00).

4x400m Relay

The Ohio State team consisting of Page, Smith, Brooks and Blanks won the event in a time 3:12.70.