Buckeyes Continue Challenging Schedule at Rod McCravy Memorial
Jan. 23, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State men's track and field team returns to action this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 24-25, at the Rod McCravy Memorial in Lexington, Ky.
Events from the University of Kentucky's Nutter Field House are scheduled to begin at approximately 10:00 a.m. ET Friday and Saturday. A complete recap will be available after the meet at www.OhioStateBuckeyes.com. Live results and a live video stream can be found at www.ukathletics.com.
No. 24 Alabama
No. 18 Baylor
No. 2 Florida
No. 3 Oregon
Scarlet and Gray Ranked No. 27 in USTFCCCA Preseason Poll
Ohio State checked-in at No. 27 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) preseason rankings, released Jan. 13.
Six Big Ten teams are featured in the Top 30: No. 4 Wisconsin, No. 6 Penn State, No. 8 Nebraska, No. 9 Minnesota, No. 12 Illinois and the Buckeyes.
Arkansas is ranked No. 1 nationally followed by second-ranked Florida and No. 3 Oregon.
Buckeyes in the Individual Top 25
Ten members of the men's track and field team find themselves ranked within the Top 25 in several event areas nationally according to Track & Field Results Reporting System (www.TFRRS.org). A look at where the Buckeyes sit:
• Demoye Bogle - No. 1 in the 60-meter hurdles
• Donovan Robertson - No. 3 in the 60-meter hurdles
• Timothy Faust - No. 7 in the 200 meters
• Champ Page - No. 13 in the 4x400m relay
• Jordan Rispress - No. 13 in the 4x400m relay
• Lamar Bruton - No. 13 in the 4x400m relay
• Javon Walker - No. 13 in the 4x400m relay
• Josh Sabo - No. 18 in the mile
• Julian Vann - No. 19 in the triple jump
• J.C. Murasky - No. 25 in the shot put
Buckeyes Signing Class Ranked Sixth in the Nation
Ohio State has landed its second-consecutive Top 10 recruiting class according to Track and Field News.
After bringing in the second-ranked class in the nation a year ago, head coach Ed Beathea and his staff's recruiting efforts this year have them ranked No. 6 in the latest issue of Track and Field News. The class, which is only the second for Beathea since taking over full-time head coaching duties, also marks the second year in a row that the Buckeyes have had the top-ranked class in the Big Ten.
"We are very excited to hear about our Top 10 ranking of our recruiting class," Beathea said. "I appreciate the efforts of my staff. We have restructured the way we recruit and clearly it is paying off for the program. This honor is a direct result of a lot of hard work by our entire team. All of the signees will represent the university and program very well."
Last Time Out
Ohio State competed at the Nittany Lion Challenge in University Park, Pa., Jan. 18.
Faust was the top performer of the day for the Buckeyes, earning a sweep in the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes for the second-consecutive meet. He completed his 60-meter sprint in 6.80 seconds and posted a meet-record and season-best time of 21.05 in the 200. His winning time in the 200 meters ranks seventh in Division I this season.
"I am very happy with the effort of our team in the second week of the season," Beathea said after the meet. "We had a couple very strong performances and we will keep getting better."
In addition to Faust's victories, Bogle and Robertson finished 1-2 in the 60-meter hurdles for the second meet in a row.
The Buckeyes travel to Bloomington, Ind., for the Indiana Relays next Friday and Saturday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1.
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