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Track and Field: Ohio State women’s team wins at Michigan Invite; men’s team finishes second

Ohio State junior Karrington Winters (left) beats out Arkansas’ Payton Chadwick (right) by a step in the women’s 4×400-meter relay Saturday at the Michigan Invite in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Credit: Ethan Clewell | Lantern Reporter

Women’s track and field

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Junior Sade Olatoye helped the Ohio State women’s track and field team win the Michigan Invite by 27 points in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Saturday.

Olatoye won the women’s shot put with a throw of 15.73 meters. She also won the women’s weight throw.

“Coming and doing what I need to do and helping my team is exciting,” Olatoye said.

Assistant coach Ashley Muffet has high expectations for Olatoye and wants her to compete at the “national level.”

“[It’s nice] that she’s versatile and can compete at such a high level,” Muffet said. “To see her execute it in a meet is nice, but it is something that we expect.”

Sophomore Alexis Dowdy finished fifth in shot put at 13.37 meters and fourth in weight throw 17.28.

The women’s 600-meter run saw a group of Buckeyes up front with junior Karrington Winters, freshman Aziza Ayoub and freshman Mary Figler finishing first (1:32), second (1:33) and third (1:34), respectively.

Senior Chantel Ray finished third in the women’s 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.34

In long jump, sophomore Taylor DeLoach finished second with a jump of 5.78 meters. Junior Mikaela Seibert finished fourth with a 5.36-meter jump.

Seibert won the women’s triple jump with a jump of 12.10 meters. Her teammate, senior Olivia Small, finished third with a jump of 11.68 meters.

The team, which was made up of freshman Syaira Richardson, senior Hannan Beatrice, sophomore Halimah Barlow and Winters, finished strong to win the 4×400-meter relay. Winters came from behind in the last 50 meters to beat Arkansas junior Payton Chadwick by less than a half-second.  

Men’s track and field

Michigan’s men’s team edged Ohio State out 147.5 to 146.5 Saturday.

In the 4×400-meter relay, the final race of the day, sophomore Asa Burke, freshman Andre Jeff, senior Jerry Jackson and freshman Drelan Bramwell ran their fastest time of the season at 3:10.43, but were beat by less than a second by the Wolverines’ team.

That race gave the Wolverines just enough to beat the Buckeyes by a single point at the Michigan Inviten Ann Arbor, Michigan, Saturday.

Bramwell ran a time of 47.36 seconds, but was edged out for first place by Michigan junior Taylor McLaughlin by .004 seconds. Jeff finished third (48.11) and Burke finished fourth (48.23). In the pole vault competition, junior Coty Cobb finished first and senior Cole Gorski tied for second. Both finished with jumps of 5.35 meters, with Cobb getting over 5.35 meters on his first attempt.

Junior DaJuan Seward finished first in the men’s triple jump with 15.02 meters. Bazile finished second in the men’s long jump at 7.53 meters.

Junior Luke Landis finished second in the men’s one-mile race with a time of 4:07. Senior Kevin Blank’s time of 4:11 was good for third in the race.

Senior Aaron Zedella finished third in the men’s weight throw at 20.94 meters and senior Max Seipel finished third in the men’s shot put with a throw of 17.69 meters.

Ohio State’s team will split up on Feb. 2 and 3 when it heads to the Armory Invite in New York and the Notre Dame invite in South Bend, Indiana.

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