Top-3 finishers in each event secure a spot on Team USA
Team collects Second Team and Honorable Mention All-America accolades
Ohio State opens the national championships at historic Hayward Field on Wednesday
Ohio State sending nine individuals and two relays to the NCAA championships next month
Franklin, Blanks, Walker, Gray and Stanley join Bazile as NCAA qualifiers
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Photos by Robert Hardin
Photos by Walt Middleton
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Five-time Second Team All-American (100 hurdles, 400 hurdles, indoor/outdoor 4x400m relay)
Two-time Big Ten champion (400m hurdles)
2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year
Six-time All-Big Ten selection
Two-time Big Ten Athlete of the Week
2015 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award
60m hurdles - 8.33
100m hurdles - 13.28
400m - 54.24#
400m hurdles - 55.28
#Flat track conversion
400m hurdles - 55.28*
Indoor 4x400m relay - 3:32.88
Indoor DMR - 11:19.80
*Big Ten record
2015 Outdoor (Junior) Represented Ohio State in the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA East Prelims … won silver in the 400-meter hurdles (season-best 56.78) and bronze in the 100-meter hurdles (13.42) at the Big Ten championships … first place in the 4x400-meter relay at the Jesse Owens Classic … repeated as Drake Relays champion in the 400-meter hurdles while helping the Shuttle Hurdle relay team to first place; also placed seventh in the 100-meter hurdles … third in the 100-meter hurdles (PR of 13.39) and fifth in the 400-meter hurdles at the Virginia Challenge … third in the 400 hurdles and fourth in the 100 hurdles at the Stanford Invitational … third in the 400H and fifth in the 100H at the FSU Relays.
2015 Indoor (Redshirt Sophomore) Finished fifth in both the 60-meter hurdles (8.41) and DMR (school-record time of 11:19.80) at the Big Ten championships … runner-up in the 60-meter hurdles (PR of 8.36) and fourth in the 400-meter dash at the Buckeye Tune-up … third in the 60H and fourth in the 200 at the Ohio State Invitational … also competed at the SPIRE DI Invitational, Meyo Invitational and Rod McCravy Memorial.
2014 Outdoor (Sophomore) Earned Second Team All-America honors in boththe 400-meter hurdles (13th)and 100-meter hurdles (16th)at the NCAA championships ... placed fifth in the 400-meter hurdles (PR of 56.55) and 12th in the 100-meter hurdles (PR of 13.28) at the NCAA East Prelims ... silver medalist in the 400-meter hurdles (57.06) at the Big Ten championships; also finished sixth in both the 100-meter hurdles and 4x400-meter relay ... Drake Relays champion in the 400H, earning Big Ten Athlete of the Week honors... first place in the 4x400-meter relay and fourth in the 100 hurdles at the Dave Rankin Invite ... first place in the 400 hurdles and fifth in the 100 hurdles at the Jesse Owens Track Classic ... first place in the 400 hurdles at the Battle on the Bayou; placed fourth in the 4x4 and sixth in the 100H ... first place in the 4x4 relay and runner-up in the 400 hurdles at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... All-Big Ten selection.
2014 Indoor (Redshirt Freshman) Competed in only one meet due to injury, finishing first in the 4x400-meter relay and second in the 60-meter hurdles (PR of 8.35) at the Buckeye Classic.
2013 Outdoor (Freshman) Placed 18th in the 400m hurdles and 19th in the 4x400m relay at the NCAA East Prelims ... named Big Ten Freshman of the Year after winning a gold medal in the 400m hurdles and silver medal in the 4x400m relay at the Big Ten championships; also placed sixth in the 100m hurdles and posted a PR of 57.46 in the prelims of the 400 H ... first place in the 400m hurdles at the Shamrock Invitational and at the Jesse Owens Classic ... runner-up in the 400m hurdles at the Drake Relays ... runner-up in the 100m hurdles at the Ohio Open ... took third in the 100m hurdles at Shamrock and at the UCF Invitational ... All-Big Ten selection.
2013 Indoor (Freshman) Finished seventh in the 60m hurdles (PR of 8.50) and 16th in the 400m at the Big Ten championships ... took fourth in the 60m hurdles at the Buckeye Tune-Up ... placed fifth in the 60m dash and 60m hurdles at the Buckeye Classic; helped Ohio State place first in the 4x400m relay ... also competed at the SPIRE D-I Invitational.
Old Mill High School Eight-time Maryland Class 4A state champion ... set a state record in the 300m hurdles at the 2012 state championships (41.31) ... 2012 Penn Relays champion in the 400m hurdles ... 2012 and 2011 Baltimore Sun All-Metro Girls Track and Field Performer of the Year ... No. 1-ranked high school hurdler in the country.
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