Janel Olberding
Janel  Olberding


Ft. Loramie, Ohio

High School:
Ft. Loramie




Buckeyes Win Shuttle Hurdle Relay, Set Two School Records at Drake

Records in the sprint and distance medleys fall


Simmons, DMRs, Highlight Opening Day in Kentucky

Ohio State opens competition at Rod McCravy Memorial


Athletics Good Stuff

April 16 - 22, 2013


Thomas Breaks Own School Record in the Hammer at JOTC

Buckeyes claim wins in five events


Athletics Good Stuff

April 9-15. 2013


2015 Big Ten Outdoor Championships

Photos by Walt Middleton Photography


2015 Jesse Owens Track & Field Classic

Photos by Jeff Mills and Ohio State Athletics Communications


2015 Buckeye Tune-Up

Photos by Jay LaPrete

Athletic Accolades
Member of school record-holding 4x800m (8:36.97) team and outdoor DMR squad (11.28.83)

Academic Achievements
2013 USTFCCCA All-Academic selection
2013 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
Four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection
Four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

400m - 56.14
500m - 1:16.22
600m - 1:30.14
800m - 2:07.58
1500m - 4:58:55

2014 Indoor/Outdoor (Junior) Did not compete.

2013 Outdoor (Sophomore) Represented the Buckeyes in both the 800m (season-best mark of 2:07.89) and 4x400m relay at the NCAA East Prelims ... placed ninth in the 800m at the Big Ten championships ... member of Ohio State's school record 4x800m (8:39.80) and Distance Medley (11:34.28) relay teams at the Drake Relays ... ran with first-place 4x400m relay teams at the Ohio Open and All-Ohio championships ... helped Ohio State place first in the 4x800m relay at the Shamrock Invitational ... first in the 800m at the Toledo Collegiate Challenge ... runner-up in the 800m at the Jesse Owens Classic.

2013 Indoor (Sophomore) Placed fourth in the 600m (PR of 1:30.14) and helped Ohio State to a sixth-place finish in the Distance Medley at the Big Ten Indoor Championships ... DMR team placed first at the Kentucky Rod McCravy Memorial Meet and at the 2013 Armory Collegiate Invitational ... finished third in the DMR at the SPIRE NCAA D-I Track Invitational ... placed first in the 4x800m at the Gladstein Invitational ... first place in the 600m at the Buckeye Tune-up ... runner-up in the 800m at the Buckeye Classic ... posted a PR of 2:07.58 in the 800m at SPIRE.

2012 Outdoor (Freshman) Competed in the 400m dash (57.98) at the Big Ten championships ... won the 400m at the Toledo Invitational in 57.28 ... eighth in the 400m at the All-Ohio Championships ... member of the 4x400m relay team that placed eighth at the Jesse Owens Track Classic.

2012 Indoor (Freshman) Placed 18th in the 600m (1:35.44) at the Big Ten championships ... 600m PR of 1:34.69 at the Buckeye Tune-up for fourth ... set a PR of 1:16.22 at the Meyo Invitational in the 500m dash ... won the 600m run in 1:38.36 at the Buckeye Classic.

Fort Loramie High School State runner-up in the 400 (2009), 4x400m relay (2009 and 2011) and 4x800m relay (2009 and 2011) ... third-place state finish in the 4x200m relay ... individual state runner-up in cross country in 2007 ... state runner-up in basketball in 2011.

Janel Olberding