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
Twenty-four individual Buckeyes and two relay teams set to compete in Jacksonville, Fla.
Buckeyes well positioned for final day of competition
Buckeyes compete with Purdue against top teams from the SEC and Big 12
Photos by Will Shilling
Photos by Walt Middleton
Photos by Walt Middleton Photography
Photos by Will Shilling
Photos by Jay LaPrete
Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
Shot Put - 15.54m/51-0.00
Discus - 45.85m/150-5.00
Hammer Throw - 47.51m/155-10.50
2015 Outdoor (Junior) Represented Ohio State in the shot put at the NCAA East Prelims … ninth place in the shot put at the Big Ten championships with a PR of 15.38 meters (50-5.50); also competed in the discus … fourth in the shot put and eighth in the discus (PR of 43.78 meters/143-8.00) at the Jesse Owens Classic … 10th in the shot put at the Drake Relays … fifth in the shot put and 10th in the discus throw at the Virginia Challenge … fourth in the shot and fifth in the discus at the All-Ohio championships … runner-up in the shot put and eighth in the discus at the Miami Invitational … second place in the shot put and fifth in the discus at the FSU Relays.
2015 Indoor (Junior) Finished fifth in the shot put at the Big Ten championships (14.90 meters/48-10.75) … shot put champion at the Ohio State Invitational and Buckeye Classic … runner-up in the shot put at the Buckeye Tune-up … fourth in the shout put at both the SPIRE DI Invitational and Meyo Invitational (season-best mark of 14.98 meters/49-1.75) … eighth in the shot at the Rod McCravy Memorial.
2014 Outdoor (Sophomore) Finished 12th in the shot put (PR of 14.27 meters/46-10.00), 15th in the discus (season-best 43.65 meters/143-2.00) and 21st in the hammer throw at the Big Ten championships ... fourth in the shot put and sixth in both the discus and hammer at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... third in the shot put and sixth in the hammer throw at the Dave Rankin Invite (PR of 47.51 meters/155-10.50) ... fifth in the shot put at the Ashland Alumni Open ... also competed at the All-Ohio championships and Jesse Owens Track Classic.
2014 Indoor (Sophomore) Competed in two events at the Big Ten championships ... third in the shot put at the Buckeye Tune-up ... sixth in the shot put at the SPIRE D-1 Invitational (season-best mark of 13.97 meters/45-10.00) ... runner-up in the shot put and eighth in the weight throw at the Buckeye Classic ... also participated at the Kentucky Invitational and Gladstein Invitational.
2013 Outdoor (Freshman) Threw for the Buckeyes at the Big Ten championships, placing 15th in shot put, 20th in the discus and 25th in the hammer... took eighth place in the shot put at the All-Ohio Championships (season-best 13.57m/44-6.25) and at the Ashland Alumni Open ... also competed at the Shamrock Invitational, UCF Invitational and Jesse Owens TrackClassic.
2013 Indoor (Freshman) Competed in the shot put for the Buckeyes at the Big Ten championships ... runner-up in the shot put and seventh in theweight throw at the Buckeye Classic... placed ninth in the shot put at the Buckeye Tune-Up.
Liberty-Benton High School 2012 OHSAA Division II state champion in the discus; placed seventh in the shot put ... runner-up in both the discus and shot put at the 2011 OHSAA State Championships ... fourth place in both the shot put and discus at the Midwest Meet of Champions ... five-time All-Ohio selection ... also lettered in volleyball and basketball at Liberty-Benton ... National Honor Society member.
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