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Track and Field: Ohio State men finish second, women in 12th at Columbia Classic

The Ohio State’s track and field men finished second and women finished 11th at the Columbia Challenge in New York Saturday.

The two-day meet was comprised of 39 teams across two countries, United States and Canada. Oregon dominated for both team titles this year, winning by 69 points in the men’s division and 67 points in the women’s division.

Men’s Team

Ohio State finished the 4×400 meter-relay strong, taking first place with a time of 3:12.26. This is the new record at the Armory meet, surpassing the previous record of 3:15.08.

Senior Zack Bazile took first in the men’s long jump with a personal best of 7.69 meters. Bazile also did well in the 60-meter dash, placing second with a time of 6.68 seconds.

Freshman Eric Harrison Jr. finished right behind Bazile in third with a time of 6.79 seconds. Harrison also won the men’s 200-meter dash with a time of 21.23 seconds.

Senior Nick Demaline finished third in the men’s shot put with a throw of 19.19 meters.

Junior DaJuan Seward’s time of 7.97 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles was good for fourth place at the meet.

Women’s Team

Ohio State’s women’s 4X400 meter relay team finished in second place with a time of 3:38.21.

Senior Chantel Ray finished second in the women’s 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.25.

Junior Sade Olatoye’s 16.46-meter throw on her final throw in the shot put made her the third-place finisher in the event.

In the women’s triple jump, junior Mikaela Seibert finished third with a jump of 12.38 meters.

Junior Karrington Winters took fourth place with a time of 54.64 in the 400-meter dash.

Ohio State will travel to South Bend, Indiana, Friday for the Notre Dame invitational. The meet will last from Friday to Saturday.

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