No. 23 Ohio State Hosts Buckeye Tune-up Friday
Feb. 20, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – With just over a week remaining until the start of championship season, the 23rd-ranked Ohio State men's track and field team returns to French Field House for the Buckeye Tune-up Friday, Feb. 21.
The Friday invitational will be the last chance for the Buckeyes to compete in a meet setting prior to the Big Ten indoor championships next weekend at the SPIRE Institute 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 4 p.m. ET. Competition on the track is set for 5 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:
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.
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The Buckeyes are one of four Big Ten men’s programs in the Top 25. Arkansas is the top-ranked team in the country according to the poll, while Florida comes in at No. 2 and Texas A&M No. 3.
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Sprinter/hurdler Davon Anderson and thrower Max Siepel will join distance runners Kevin Blank, Clayton Bowie, Nick Elswick, Mitch Leitch and Jake Mandel on the Ohio State campus this fall.
“All of these guys show the ability to help our team win a Big Ten championship,” Beathea said. “This class should rival our two previous years of Top 10 recruiting classes. The staff has done another great job of recruiting. We have not had three years of successful recruiting at this level before so it is a great first step.”
Last Time Out
In the premier event of the weekend, the 60-meter hurdles at New Mexico, Bogle claimed runner-up honors in a time of 7.66, .01 second behind his school-record time and .06 second off of the winning time from Aleec Harris of USC (7.60). Robertson posted a college personal-best time of 7.68 in the preliminary round. Other highlights included a personal-best mark of 15.23 meters (49-11.50) by sophomore Julian Vann in the triple jump and season bests in the 400 meters from Bruton, Page, and senior Javon Walker.