Ohio State Heads to Kentucky for Rod McCravy Memorial Meet
Jan. 24, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State men's track and field team returns to action this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26, at the Rod McCravy Memorial in Lexington, Ky.
Notable Competing Teams
OSU Ranked No. 34 in USTFCCCA Week One Poll; Second in Regional Rankings
Five Big Ten teams join the Buckeyes in the Top 35: No. 7 Indiana, No. 8 Minnesota, No. 10 Wisconsin, No. 12 Penn State and No. 29 Nebraska.
In the Great Lakes regional rankings, Ohio State checks in at No. 2 behind Indiana. Purdue, Notre Dame and Michigan State round out the Top 5.
For more information on the USTFCCCA rankings, visit www.ustfccca.org.
Buckeyes in the Individual Top 25
Cory Kunze - No. 8 in the heptathlon
2013 Recruiting Class Ranked No. 2 in Nation
Ohio State's freshman class was recently ranked No. 2 in the national and tops in the Big Ten Conference by Track and Field News.
"I'm extremely excited about this incoming class of freshmen and what each of them will bring to the squad," Ohio State head coach Ed Beathea said. "It is an honor to get this high recognition from Track and Field News. It is a testament to our staff and the hard work they put into recruiting. We are looking forward to seeing these young men perform for the Scarlet and Gray come January."
The highly touted incoming class of freshmen is headlined by Donovan Robertson, Billy Stanley, Joseph Velez, and Page. The class also includes newcomers Armand Austin (sprints), Bryce Blake (pole vault), Jack Kincade (multi-events), Eric Metoyer (sprints/hurdles), Nick Pupino (distance), Jordan Redd (distance), Steven Weaver (distance).
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Last Time Out
Ohio State claimed first place in a total of eight events during the two-day meet. Highlights included Cory Kunze's heptathlon win, an impressive second-place mark of 7.52m (24-8.25) in the long jump from Korbin Smith, and an easy victory by the Buckeye 4x400m relay.