Junior Cory Kunze took first place in the heptathlon.
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.
With a time of 21.45 Faust took home first place, followed closely by Batcha (21.72) who finished second.
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).
Chris Fallon took tenth place with a time of 8:24.94.
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).
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).
Joseph Velez’s throw of 18.28m (59-11.75) took second overall, followed closely by Bill Gehring at 18.27m (59-11.25).
Cody Marshall was the top performer for the Buckeye vaulters, finishing fourth overall with a 4.80m (15-9.00).
The Ohio State team consisting of Page, Smith, Brooks and Blanks won the event in a time 3:12.70.