Simmons breaks own school record in the pole vault
Photos by Robert Hardin
Photos by Walt Middleton
Photos by Walt Middleton Photography
Photos by Walt Middleton Photography
Photos by Will Shilling
2014 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award
Two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection (2015, 2017)
2014 USTFCCCA All-Academic team
Four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
200m – 25.52
300m – 40.05
400m - 56.13
2017 Outdoor (Senior)
Member of sprint medley relay squad that captured gold at the Tennessee Relays with a time of 3:53.14 … took bronze in the 400m dash at the All-Ohio Championships with a season-best 56.54 … helped 4x400m relay finish fifth at the Baldy Castillo Invitational with a readout of 3:46.56 … clocked a career best of 25.52 in the 200m dash at the All-Ohio Championships to finish in 11th place … competed at the Jesse Owens Classic.
2017 Indoor (Senior)
Garnered silver in the 400m dash at the Buckeye Classic with a readout of 57.50 … took fourth in the 400m dash at the Armory Track Invitational with a time of 56.60 … member of the 4x400m relay team that finished fourth at the Auburn Invitational with a readout of 3:45.33 … helped 4x400m relay finish fifth at the Kentucky Invitational (3:49.50) … clocked a 56.78 in the 400m dash at the Auburn Invitational to place eighth … member of the 4x400m relay that finished in 11th place at the Spire Invite with a time of 3:50.36 … ran a season-best 56.57 at the Big Ten Championships in the 400m dash … clocked a season best of 25.94 in the 200m dash at the Armory Track Invitational.
2016 Outdoor (Junior)
Helped 4x400m relay team place sixth at the Alabama Relays with a time of 3:48.00 … finished 10th in the 400m dash at the Oliver Nikoloff Invite with a readout of 58.69 … placed 13th in the 400m dash (season best 57.58) at the Jesse Owens Classic.
2016 Indoor (Junior)
Placed second in the 400m dash at the Ohio State Opener with a readout of 58.06 … registered a season-best 400m dash time of 57.34 at the Ohio State Invitational to take fourth place … helped 4x400m relay team earn gold at the Ohio State Invitational with a readout of 3:49.29 … member of 4x400m relay squad that placed fifth at the Spire NCAA Track and Field Invitational with a finishing time of 3:43.10 … member of 4x400m relay squad that registered a time of 3:44.55 at the Kentucky Invitational to earn bronze … helped distance medley relay team finish eighth at the Meyo Invitational with a readout of 11:46.82.
2015 Outdoor (Sophomore)
Represented Ohio State in the 400-meter dash at the Big Ten championships ... posted a personal-best 400-meter time of 56.13 at the All-Ohio championships ... runner-up in the 400 dash at the Ashland Alumni Open ... third in the 4x400-meter relay and fourth in the 400-meter dash at the All-Ohio championships ... seventh in the 400 at the FSU Relays.
2015 Indoor (Sophomore)
Competed in the 400-meter dash at the Big Ten championships ... third in the 400-meter dash at the Buckeye Tune-up ... first place in the 4x400-meter relay and third in the 400 dash at the Ohio State Invitational ... also competed at the SPIRE DI Invitational, Meyo Invitational and Rod McCravy Memorial.
2014 Outdoor (Freshman)
Did not compete.
2014 Indoor (Freshman)
Third place in the 4x400-meter relay and fifth place in the 400m at the Buckeye Classic ... competed at the Kentucky Track & Field Invitational ... 11th in the 4x400-meter relay in the Gladstein Invitational ... competed at the SPIRE NCAA D-1 Invitational, finishing sixth in the 4x400-meter relay and eighth in the 400-meter dash ... participated in the 400 at the Buckeye Tune-Up ... finished fifth at the 4x400-meter relay (3:37.44) and 18th in the 400-meter dash (PR of 56.55) at the Big Ten championships.
Fairfield High School
Two-year letterwinner ... Most Valuable Player (2013) ... Warrior Award and Most Improved (2012) ... National Honor Society member ...also lettered in basketball for the Indians.
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