Ohio State Hosts Buckeye Tune-Up Friday at French Field House
Feb. 13, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – With just over a week remaining until the start of championship season, the Ohio State men's track and field team returns to French Field House for the Buckeye Tune-up on Friday, Feb. 15.
Friday's invitational will be the last chance for the Buckeyes to compete in a meet setting prior to next weekend's Big Ten indoor championships at the SPIRE Insititute in Geneva, Ohio. The invite offers a unique opportunity for Buckeye veterans to fine tune their respective fields heading into the conference meet, while also allowing less experienced athletes a chance to compete in front of the hometown crowd.
Throwing events are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. ET, with competition on the track set for 6 p.m. Admission is free.
French Field House
A $1.3 million renovation project inside the field house was completed in October 2009. Renovations included:
• An all-new 200-meter state-of-the-art track and indoor field competition surface
The field house was named in honor of Prof. William E. French, who was the Western Conference faculty representative for The Ohio State University for 32 years.
Buckeyes Ranked No. 49 in USTFCCCA Week Four Poll
Seven Big Ten teams are featured in the Top 50: No. 5 Penn State, No. 7 Nebraska, No. 10 Indiana, No. 11 Wisconsin, No. 23 Minnesota, No. 25 Michigan, the Buckeyes, and No. 50 Illinois.
In the Great Lakes regional rankings Ohio State sits at No. 3 behind Wisconsin and Indiana. Michigan and Akron complete the Top 5.
For more information on the USTFCCCA rankings, visit www.ustfccca.org.
2013 Recruiting Class Ranked No. 2 in Nation
"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 sprinter Donovan Robertson, javelin specialist Billy Stanley, thrower Joseph Velez and sprinter Champ 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), and Steven Weaver (distance).
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Last Time Out
At the Don Kirby Elite Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., Bogle topped his own school record in the 60m hurdles, crossing the finish line in a time of 7.71 seconds to take home first place. The winning time – an Albuquerque Convention Center facility record – placed the Huber Heights, Ohio, native in the Top 6 nationally in the event.
Meanwhile, Fallon turned in a personal-best time of 3:59.37 to finish fourth overall in the mile at the Tyson Invitational. The PR by Fallon placed the Copley, Ohio, native fourth on the all-time list at Ohio State and 12th overall in Division I this season. He is only the 290th American to run a sub-four minute mile.