Bogle, Fallon Set for NCAA Championships
March 6, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Junior Demoye Bogle and senior Chris Fallon will represent the Ohio State men's track and field team at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships this Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, in Fayetteville, Ark.
Bogle will be competing in the 60m hurdles for the second-consecutive season - he earned Second Team All-America honors after finishing 13th in 2012. Meanwhile, Fallon will challenge the field in the mile for the first time.
Fallon is first on the track in semifinal competition at 6:45 p.m. ET Friday. Bogle runs in the hurdle semis at 7:15 p.m. A complete recap will be available after the meet at www.OhioStateBuckeyes.com.
Buckeye History at the Indoor National Championships
Ohio State athletes have posted 91 First Team All-America performances at the indoor championships. Fallon earned First Team honors last season as a member of Ohio State's eighth-place DMR squad.
As a team, the Buckeyes have put together seven top-20 finishes, the last coming in 2004 when OSU took ninth overall. Ohio State's best finish all-time took place in 1993, when the team finished fifth under long-time head coach Russ Rogers.
Hartfield Finishes Second in the Long Jump at USA Indoor Championships
Hartfield used a mark of 7.85m (25-9.25) to finish second behind gold medalist Jeremy Hicks (7.99m/26-2.75). Third place went to Mikese Moore at 7.66m (25-1.75).
Buckeyes Ranked No. 63 in USTFCCCA Week Seven Poll
Nine Big Ten teams are featured in the Top 50: No. 4 Wisconsin, No. 7 Nebraska, No. 10 Penn State, No. 13 Minnesota, No. 19 Indiana, No. 26 Michigan State, No. 31 Illinois, No. 34 Purdue and No. 49 Michigan. Arkansas is the top-ranked team in the nation, followed by No.2 Florida.
In the Great Lakes regional rankings Ohio State sits at No. 3 behind Wisconsin and Indiana. Akron and Michigan complete the Top 5.
For more information on the USTFCCCA rankings, visit www.ustfccca.org.
• Demoye Bogle - No. 9 in the 60m hurdles
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 Robertson, Page, javelin specialist Billy Stanley, and thrower Joseph Velez. 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
The two-day event was highlighted by a second-place and season-best long jump of 7.65m (25-1.25) from Smith, a distance that ranks the senior 17th in Division I this season. New Mexico's Kendall Spencer matched Smith at 7.65m but claimed first place overall after setting the mark on an earlier attempt.
Big Ten 200m champion Timothy Faust followed up his conference title run with a second-place time of 21.21 in his signature event. Stephen Newbold of Florida State took first in 21.05 seconds.
Fallon and the 4x400m relay team also represented Ohio State at Notre Dame. Fallon turned in a 20th-place time of 4:06.38 in the mile, while the 1600m relay placed eighth in a time of 3:08.31.