Lexington, Ky. – Ohio State track and field sprinter Karrington Winters registered the fastest 400-meter dash time in the NCAA this afternoon at Kentucky’s Nutter Field House. The junior’s personal-best time of 53.41 earned her gold at the Kentucky Invite and it’s the fifth-fastest time in school history.
After her excellent individual performance, Winters returned to the track shortly after as a member of the women’s 4x400m relay that captured gold with a nation-leading time of 3:34.92. Winters ran the first leg in 53.5 seconds to give Ohio State a nearly two-second lead after one leg of the relay. Freshman Syaira Richardson (55.0) and sophomore Halimah Barlow (53.5) kept Ohio State in the lead before Maggie Barrie anchored the win with a split of 53.0. The time of 3:34.92 is the third-quickest readout in school history. Richardson also ran a time of 54.67 in the 400m dash individual competition for a bronze.
The men’s 4x400m relay of Joseph Cooper, Nick Gray, Drelan Bramwell and Tavonte Mott closed out the men’s portion of the meet with a gold as well in a time of 3:12.88. Bramwell and Mott were a part of an impressive showing by the Ohio State men in the 200m dash. Eric Harrison Jr. (personal-best 21.21) helped lead the Scarlet and Gray to a two-three-four finish in the event; Harrison Jr.’s time of 21.21 was .03 seconds off of Anthony Cole’s fifth-fastest time in program history (21.18). Mott followed in third with a 21.64, and Bramwell closed it out with a fourth-place finish (21.68).
Nick Demaline claimed his second shot put title of the young season with a throw of 18.73m (61-5.50). In the event alone, the Buckeyes claimed five of the top nine spots in the event that featured 23 throwers. Aaron Zedella (17.39m/57-0.75), Max Seipel (17.19m/56-4.75), Chance Ehrnsberger (16.85m/55-3.50) and Reggie Browley (16.44m/53-11.25) claimed the fifth, seventh, eighth and ninth spots, respectively.
Coty Cobb put together the best pole vault performance of the day for the Buckeyes with a personal-best clearance of 5.25m (17-2.75) for a third-place showing. Cobb’s Mark of 5.25m is the fourth-best clearance in school history and he is only the fifth athlete in program history to clear the 17-foot barrier.
In the women’s shot put, Sade Olatoye claimed silver with a mark of 16.30m (53-5.75), and sophomore Lyne’a Diller registered a throw of 15.24m (50-0.00) to take fourth. In the men’s long jump, Davion Fisher glided through the air for a second-place finish with a bound of 7.28m (23-10.75). In the women’s triple jump, Mikaela Seibert’s best mark of 12.07m (39-7.25) was good enough for a second-place finish.
In the women’s 200m dash, the trio of Taylor DeLoach, Barrie (23.95) and Barlow (23.96) took the top three collegiate spots. DeLoach finished fourth overall in the event trailing three professional athletes with a personal-best time of 23.93. In the 60m hurdles, senior Chantel Ray ran the best race of her life clocking a time of 8.27 to take fourth place overall and second collegiately against several professional runners.