Buckeyes Open 2013 Outdoor Campaign in Nashville

Go Buckeyes! Nick Batcha
Go Buckeyes!
Nick Batcha
Go Buckeyes!

March 21, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s track and field team opens its 2013 outdoor season this Friday and Saturday, March 22-23, at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational in Nashville, Tenn.

Live scoring will be available at http://www.cfpitiming.com. Event recaps can be found at www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com at the conclusion of competition.

Competing Teams
Miami (Ohio)
Middle Tennessee State
Loyola (Ill.)
Ohio State
Southern Illinois
Western Kentucky

Buckeyes Ranked No. 27 in USTFCCCA Preseason Rankings
Ohio State checked-in at No. 27 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) preseason team rankings for Division I, released March 18.

Six Big Ten teams are featured in the Top 30: No. 7 Wisconsin, No. 17 Nebraska, No. 18 Indiana, No. 19 Minnesota, No. 20 Penn State and the Buckeyes. Texas A&M is the No. 1-ranked team in the country, followed by No. 2 Arkansas and third-ranked Florida.

For more information on the USTFCCCA rankings, visit www.ustfccca.org.

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The men's track and field and cross country programs are on Facebook and Twitter. Visit www.facebook.com/OSUmtrackXC  and www.twitter.com/OhioState_MTRK to get the latest news and notes on the Buckeyes.

Last Time Out
Ohio State senior Chris Fallon earned First Team All-America honors in the mile with a sixth-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., March 9.



The Copley, Ohio, product turned in a time of 4:02.28 to capture the second first-team award of his collegiate career (Distance Medley, 2012). Fallon is only the second miler in Ohio State history to earn All-America honors at the indoor national championships (Jeff See 2008, 2010).

Meanwhile, junior Demoye Bogle concluded his indoor campaign with a 15th-place finish in the 60m hurdle semifinals. His time of 7.84 seconds was good for Second Team All-America honors.

Up Next
The Buckeyes head west for the Jim Click Shootout April 6 in Tucson, Ariz.