No. 23 Buckeyes Face No. 1 Florida, No. 3 Arkansas Saturday
April 26, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 23rd-ranked Ohio State men’s track and field team faces its toughest test of the season this Saturday, April 27, at the Arkansas Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. The Buckeyes will compete against a five-team field that includes the No. 1-ranked and defending outdoor national champion Florida Gators and third-ranked and defending indoor national champion Arkansas Razorbacks.
Events from John McDonnell Field at the University of Arkansas are scheduled for 11 a.m. CT Saturday. Live results are available at www.flashresults.com. A complete recap will be posted at the conclusion of the meet at www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com.
Fallon, Brajdic and Neff Compete at Payton Jordan Invite Sunday
Running events at Cobb Track and Angell Field are set for 3:20 p.m. PT Sunday. Live results are available at http://www.rtspt.com/.
Scarlet and Gray Ranked No. 23 in USTFCCCA Week Four Poll; First in Regional Rankings
Six Big Ten teams are featured in the Top 30: No. 11 Penn State, No. 12 Iowa, No. 15 Nebraska, No. 21 Indiana, the Buckeyes and No. 29 Wisconsin. Florida is the No. 1 team in the country, followed by No. 2 Texas A&M and third-ranked Arkansas.
In the Great Lakes regional rankings, Ohio State retained its No. 1 ranking with 750.51 points, the ninth-highest point total in the country. Wisconsin, Indiana, Notre Dame and Akron complete the Top 5.
For more information on the USTFCCCA rankings, visit www.ustfccca.org.
Hartfield Breaks Jesse Owens' Long Jump Record at the Texas Relays
Hartfield improved on his career best for the second week in a row to better the OSU outdoor record set by Owens in 1936 (8.13m/26-8.25) and finish second overall behind Florida’s Marquis Dendy (wind-aided mark of 8.17m/26-9.75). The distance ranks Hartfield second on the all-time list at Ohio State – indoor or outdoor – behind Chris Sanders (8.17m/26-9.75) and No. 2 in Division I this season.
Buckeyes in the Individual Top 25
• Michael Hartfield – No. 2 in the long jump and No. 11 in the triple jump
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Last Time Out
Winners for the Buckeyes included Faust in both the 100m and 200m, Hartfield in the long jump, Stanley in the javelin and the 4x400m relay team.