Buckeyes saw action in hammer throw, 100m hurdles and 4x400m relay on second day of NCAA championship
Ohio State wins heat in relay and finishes fifth overall
Nine Buckeyes prepare for competition in Iowa at 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships
May 21 - 27, 2012
Both relays and three individual athletes qualify on final day in Jacksonville
Two-time Second Team All-American (indoor 400m dash and outdoor 4x400m relay)
2012 Honorable Mention All-American in the outdoor 400m dash
Four-time Big Ten champion (400m dash, 600m run and 4x400m relay)
Six-time All-Big Ten honoree
Ohio State indoor record-holder in the 400m (52.65), 500m (1:11.84) and 600m (1:28.14)
French Field House record-holder in the 600m (1:30.97)
Member of school record-holding 1600m Sprint Medley team (3:51.80)
2012 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient
200m - 24.05
400m - 52.59
500m - 1:11.84
600m - 1:28.14
800m - 2:09.86
2012 Outdoor (Senior) Second Team All-American in the 4x400m relay and Honorable Mention All-American in the 400m; placed 15th with the 4x400m and 23rd in the 400m at the NCAA outdoor championships ... third place in the 4x400 relay and 12th in the 400m at the NCAA East Prelims ... third place in the 400m at the Big Ten championships in a PR of 52.59; also helped the 4x4 relay to a third place finish in a season-best time of 3:33.58 ... fourth place in the 4x400 relay and fifth place in the Sprint Medley relay at the Penn Relays ... third in the 400m and 12th in the 200m at the Tom Jones Memorial ... first place in the 4x4 and fifth in the 400 at the Jesse Owens Track Classic ... runner-up in the 4x4 and third in the 400m at the Jim Click Shootout ... fifth in the 4x400 relay and ninth in the 400 at the UCF Invitational ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.
2012 Indoor (Senior) Won the Big Ten championship in the 600m dash in aschool indoor-record time of 1:18.14; also finished third in the 400m (54.29) and fourth in the 4x400 relay; contributed a total of 21 points toward the Buckeyes' team score atthe Big Ten indoor meet ... set a new French Field House record in the 600m with a first-place time of 1:30.97 at theBuckeye Tune-up ... runner-up in the 400m (season-best time of 54.27) and fifth in the 4x400m relay at theDon Kirby Elite ... first place in the 500m in school indoor-record time of 1:11.84and 14th in the 200m at theNotre Dame Meyo Invitational ... first place in the 400m and second in the 4x4 at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... first place in both the 4x400 relay and 400m at"The Dual" ... first in the400m and second in the 4x4 at the Buckeye Classic ...All-Big Ten selection (600m).
2011 Outdoor (Junior) Finished 28th in the 400m dash at the NCAA East Prelims (55.66)...finished first in the 400m dash (53.64) and helped the 4x400m relay team to fifth in 3:40.14 at the Big Ten championships...helped relay team place fifth in the 4x200m relay and 13th in the 1600m sprint medley at the Drake Relays...second place in the 400m dash at the Jesse Owens Track Classic (54.10) and seventh in the 200m dash (24.59)...bronze in the 400m dash at the Dave Rankin Invitational (56.39)...placed in the 200m dash, 400m dash and 4x400m relay at the Jim Click Shootout; third in the 200m dash (24.43), second in the 400m dash (54.17) and member of the fourth-place 4x400m relay team...third in the 400m dash at the Big Ten vs. SEC Challenge (55.35) ... All-Big Ten selection (400m).
2011 Indoor (Junior) Fourth in the 400m dash at the Big Ten championships 55.54; also helped the 4x400m relay team to a third-place finish in 3:40.59...won 800m run in 2:21.77 at the Crusader Invite...member of gold medal 4x200m relay team and 4x400m relay team at the New Balance Invitational...placed fourth in 55:30 at the Rod McCravy Memorial in the 400m dash; helped 4x400m relay team to another victory in 3:40.33...collected a gold and silver at the Michigan Dual; first place in the 4x400m relay and second place in the 400m dash...finished first in the 400m dash at the Buckeye Classic (57.81).
2010 Outdoor (Sophomore) Competed in three events at the NCAA East Prelims, finishing 13th in the 4x400m, 15th in the 4x100m and 28th in the 400m ... runner-up in the 400m at the Big Ten championships in a season-best time of 52.84; helped the 4x400m relay team to a second-place time of 3:35.61 and the 4x100m team to a third-place finish; also took 10th as a individual in the 200m (24.23) ... member of the 1600m Sprint Medley team that set a school record and second-place time of 3:51.8 at the Drake Relays; also competed with the 4x400m team that ran a time of 3:35.43, fourth-best in OSU outdoor history ... ran a 200m PR of 24.05 at the Raleigh Relays, finishing fourth ... posted a fourth-place and PR time of 2:09.96 in the 800m dash at the Auburn Tiger Classic, the fourth-best time in OSU outdoor history ... All-Big Ten selection (400m, 4x400m relay).
2010 Indoor (Sophomore) Finished 13th in the 400m at the NCAA championships (53.95), good for Second Team All-American honors... broke the Ohio State indoor record in the 400m (52.65) with her first-place finish at the Big Ten championships; helped the 4x400m relay team to a third-place finish (3:38.88), while also taking sixth in the 200m (24.26) ... posted five first-place finishes on the season ... All-Big Ten selection (400m).
2009 Outdoor (Freshman) All-Big Ten anchor of Ohio State's Big Ten champion 4x400m relay team ... finished third in the 4x400 at the Mideast regional championships in a season-best time of 3:33.96, the second-best time in school history ... placed 11th at the NCAA championships ... as an individual, ran the second-best Buckeye 400m dash time on the season at the Big Ten championships, finishing 10th ... All-Big Ten selection (4x400m relay).
2009 Indoor (Freshman) Finished sixth in the 400m dash (55.06) and was a member of the fifth-place 4x400m relay team at the Big Ten championships.
Shaker Heights High School Ran a season-best time of 54.88 in the 400m at the 2008 OHSAA State Track and Field Championships in Columbus, placing second ... also placed second at state in the 400m run in 2006... ran a then-personal best in the 200m in a time of 24.32 at the 2007 OHSAA Regional Track and Field Championships ... member of the 2005, 2006 and 2007 4x400m relay teams that won the OHSAA championship; ran the anchor leg and with a team that posted a time of 3:48.35 in 2007 ... helped Shaker Heights to a third-place finish in the 4x200m relay in a time of 1:39.68 ... grabbed third in the 400m dash with a personal-best time of 53.61 at the 2007 OHSAA championships, second among non-senior finishers ... named Division I MVP at the Brush and Miele Invitationals ... Cleveland Plain Dealer All-Star... school record holder in both the 400m run and 200m dash.
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