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Virginia's best hurdler Chantel Ray creatively commits to Ohio State University Brandon Miles Dec 1, 2013

One of the state's fastest hurdlers all-time in the 55 meter hurdles indoors and 100 meter hurdlers outdoors in Hampton senior Chantel Ray has gotten her college decision out of the way before her first track meet this indoor season. In a creative way to announce her decision via video on instagram, the two-time Group AAA state champion in the 100 meter hurdles (13.69 state meet record) and nation's fastest returnee in the 55 meter hurdles (7.88) Ray has made it publicly known that she will be attending Ohio State University next fall. 

St. Ed's Aaron Zedella Relies on his Workman-like Attitude Mark Stonecipher May 29, 2013

St. Ed Senior Aaron Zedella is one of the States leading throwers. He placed 2nd in the OHSAA D1 Shot last Spring with a throw of 62-7.75 and 4th in the Discus, throwing 183-9.  His attributes his success this year, and even more importatnly, throughout his career, just to the plain hard work and dedication that he and his coaches have done.  He is focused as we move into our Championship season on advancing through the district and regional meets and becoming a state champ in the shot and disc.  

Track and field: Hammer time for Ohio State May 9, 2013

Honors and historical success suggest there is a weight of expectations on Alexis Thomas, whose specialty involves twirling in a circle four times and throwing a 20-pound ball attached to a wire. (via Buckeye Xtra Sports)

Competing at the Next Level: Josh Sabo Mark Stonecipher Apr 25, 2013

It’s been a pleasure having the opportunity to interview some of Ohio’s and the Nation’s best Cross Country and Track & Field Athletes.  Most have moved on to pursue their educations and to compete at the next level.  We reached out to our interviewee’s and asked them what their experience has been at the next level.  Many have gotten back and shared their athletic experiences to date, as well as what their expectations were, some recommendations and also the realities of competing at the next level.

Competing at the Next Level: Michael Brajdic Mark Stonecipher Apr 11, 2013

It’s been a pleasure having the opportunity to interview some of Ohio’s and the Nation’s best Cross Country and Track & Field Athletes.  Most have moved on to pursue their educations and to compete at the next level.  We reached out to our interviewee’s and asked them what their experience has been at the next level.  Many have gotten back and shared their athletic experiences to date, as well as what their expectations were, some recommendations and also the realities of competing at the next level.

Alexis Franklin named to T&FN 2012 High School Girls' All-Americans Dec 6, 2012

2012 Track & Field News High School Girls All-America Team This year’s girls A-A team is the 32nd we have chosen. Most events are rated 5‑deep, but those contested less frequently may have fewer entries. The full version of the team, available in the December issue of T&FN, comes with details on major accomplishments for each of the team members, plus some explanatory background on the choices. Class data: *=junior; **=soph; ***=frosh; all others are seniors. # = repeater from the ’11 team. Track and Field News - The Bible Of The Sport Since 1948 (via www.trackandfieldnews.com)

Dylan Dyke to Become a Buckeye Dec 1, 2012

Waverly senior, Dylan Dyke, has chosen to continue his academic and athletic careers at the Ohio State University.  Dyke has ammassed a total of 9 top three finishes in major championship meets throughout his high school career, including five first place finishes, one second place finish and three third place finishes.  Dylan is the defending Indoor (D2/3) and Outdoor (D2) State Champion in the Shot Put as well as the Weight Throw (D2/3).

Jacobs commits to Ohio State Jul 19, 2012

  By Steve Yanda  Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 Suitland rising senior Taivon Jacobs, an All-Met wide receiver and sprinter, orally committed to Ohio State on Thursday and said in a telephone interview he plans to play football and run track in college.  

Brice Allen Named Associate Head Coach - OhioStateBuckeyes.com Jul 13, 2012

Brice Allen has been named associate head coach and recruiting coordinator for the Ohio State men's track and field and cross country programs, head coach Ed Beathea announced Friday. Allen will coach the cross country team as well the distance runners for track and field. (via OhioStateBuckeyes.com)

BEREA HIGH SCHOOL STANDOUT NAMED GATORADE OHIO BOYS TRACK & FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Jun 27, 2012

CHICAGO (June 21, 2012) — In its 27th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPNHS, today announced Donovan Robertson of Berea High School as its 2011-12 Gatorade Ohio Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year. Robertson is the first Gatorade Ohio Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year to be chosen from Berea High School. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the track, distinguishes Robertson as Ohio’s best high school boys track & field athlete. Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year award to be announced in June.

Ex-Dunbar track standout qualifies for Olympic Trials Jun 23, 2012

This is a church story of sorts, except that in this one, Moses doesn’t come down from the mount to deliver a couple of stone tablets chiseled with 10 commandments. Instead, he calls and gives a pep talk and some pointed advice before flying over to London to prepare for next month’s Olympic Games. And then Moses’ mom offers up some more tips following services at Bethel Baptist Church in Dayton last Sunday. (via http://www.daytondailynews.com/)

Wayne grad aims high at Olympic Trials Jun 20, 2012

Realistically, Alexis Thomas knows her best chance of making the United States Olympic Track and Field team is for the 2016 Games in Rio De Janerio, Brazil, and beyond.
  “But I never dreamed all this would’ve happened to me in the last month,” she said. “So I can dream of making the team this year and going to London. Stranger things have happened.”   Thomas, a junior at Ohio State from Wayne High School, will get a chance to fulfill that dream today as the U.S. Olympic Track and Field trials begin in a nine-day run in Oregon. (via http://www.daytondailynews.com/)

Christina Manning added to Bowerman Watch List Mar 6, 2012

The Bowerman Women’s Watch List Has Three New Members Courtesy: Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA   NEW ORLEANS – In the latest update of The Bowerman Women’s Watch List, Texas A&M freshman Kamaria Brown, Washington sophomore Katie Flood, and Ohio State senior Christina Manning now appear. Brown (Baton Rouge, La.) won the Big 12 title in the 200 meters in a world- and collegiate-leading 22.86 seconds last weekend and owns the two fastest times in the event this season. Flood (Des Moines, Iowa) has NCAA bests in the mile, 3000 meters, and as a member of Washington’s DMR squad this season. Manning (Waldorf, Md.) won Big Ten titles in the 60 dash and 60 hurdles last weekend and is the collegiate leader in the hurdles (7.95). For the trio, it is a first-time appearance to the Watch List.  

Manning Named Great Lakes Region Track Athlete of the Year Mar 6, 2012

Ohio State All-American Christina Manning was honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Monday afternoon for her award worthy performances during the 2012 indoor track and field season. (via www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com)

2012 College Signings: Why They Chose Their Schools Feb 8, 2012

College signings are always interesting to see, but everybody wonders why one athlete chose one schol and why another athlete chose a different school.  Inside you will find out why certain athletes chose the school that they did in their own words.

Neitzel commits to Ohio State Jan 30, 2012

BRUNSWICK - The reigning state champ in 400-meter dash, Brunswick senior Brianna Neitzel selects the Buckeyes over UNC, Michigan and Cincy to continue her athletic career. (via The Post Newspapers)

Alyssa Gary Becomes a Buckeye Jan 16, 2012

Alyssa Gary, a senior at Liberty-Benton High School, has chosen to continue her education and throwing career at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.  Alyssa finished as the runner up last year in three different championship events, the Division 2/3 Indoor Shot Put (43-9.75), the Division 3 Outdoor Shot Put (45.11.25) and the Division 3 Discus Throw (148-9).

USA Track & Field - Athlete Spotlight - Brian Olinger Jan 9, 2012

When Brian Olinger steps to the starting line of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon on January 14, he will be in for the run of his life. Of course the Olympic Trials are a big event for all who are racing, but for Olinger, it will also mark the first time he has ever raced more than seven miles on the roads. Olinger will make his debut at the marathon distance in a unique way. He gained entry to the trials through his 10,000m mark of 28:07.5 from the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational in May. In fact, to date Olinger is the only man entered in the trials using only a 10,000m time.(via usatf.org)

Steve Weaver to Ohio State Dec 25, 2011

Napoleon High School senior, Steve Weaver, has made the decision to continue his academic and running career at the Ohio State University.  Weaver is a two time state champion, winning his first title in the Division 2 1600m at the OHSAA Track and Field Championship and the second coming in the Division 2 Cross Country Championship.  During the 2010 XC season, Weaver finished as the runner-up with a personal best time of 15:21.90.

Buckeye Bound: Donovan Robertson Dec 11, 2011

Berea High School senior, Donovan Robertson, has committed to continue his academic and athletic career at Ohio State University.  Robertson has captured three Division 1 state titles in the last two years, one in the 110m Hurdles, and two in the 300m Hurdles. 

2011 College Signings: Why They Chose Their Schools Feb 2, 2011

College signings are always interesting to see, but everybody wonders why one athlete chose one schol and why another athlete chose a different school.  Inside you will find out why certain athletes chose the school that they did in their own words. 

Michael Brajdic Chosen as Ohio Boy's XC Gatorade Runner of the Year Jan 21, 2011

In its 26th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPN RISE, today announced Michael Brajdic of Bay High School as its 2010-11 Gatorade Ohio Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. Brajdic is the first Gatorade Ohio Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year to be chosen from Bay High School.

Michelle Thomas Chosen as Ohio Girl's XC Gatorade Runner of the Year Press Release Jan 20, 2011

In its 26th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPN RISE, today announced Michelle Thomas of Glen Este High School as its 2010-11 Gatorade Ohio Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year. Thomas is the first Gatorade Ohio Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year to be chosen from Glen Este High School.

Michelle Thomas joins the Buckeyes Nov 19, 2010

Michelle Thomas of Glen Este has decided to continue her education and running career at the Ohio State University.  Thomas is this year's OHSAA Diviion1 Champion.

Brajdic to be a Buckeye Nov 19, 2010

Michael Brajdic of Bay High School has committed to continue his education and running career at Ohio State University.  Brajdic is one of Ohio's top recruits in cross country and distance.

One-Two Punch May 24, 2010

East coast natives Letecia Wright and Christina Manning have helped revitalize Ohio State's women's track and field program

2010 College Signings - Why They Chose Their Schools Feb 5, 2010

College signings are always interesting to see, but everybody wonders why one athlete chose one schol and why another athlete chose a different school.  Inside you will find out why certain athletes chose the school that they did in their own words.  This article will be updated throughout February as more responses are returned.  

College Signings - Why They Chose Their Schools Feb 6, 2009

College signings are always interesting to see, but everybody wonders why one athlete chose one schol and why another athlete chose a different school.  Inside you will find out why certain athletes chose the school that they did in their own words.  This article will be updated throughout February as more responses are returned.

Strongsville Sprinter Kendall Gregory Verbals to Michigan Nov 27, 2007

 Strongsville Senior Kendall Gregory (Middle) with University of Michigan runners, Jeff Porter (right) and Andrew Ellerton (Left) Strongsville Senior Kendall Gregory has chosen where he will run in College.  With 16 full scholarship offers, and a total of 23 full or partial scholarship offers on the table, Gregory chose the University of Michigan to continue his running career.

NCAA Update - Oct. 28th, Div. I National Rankings, Div. II & III Regional Rankings Oct 28, 2007

NEW ORLEANS – Bolstered by the return of Galen Rupp, Oregon won its second straight Pacific-10 Conference title on Saturday and swept the first-place votes in this week’s Division I men’s cross country poll.Stanford maintained its top national ranking by winning a highly competitive Pacific-10 Conference women’s cross country championship race Saturday in Corvallis, Ore. The top-ranked Cardinal defeated three other teams ranked in the top seven to collect its 12th straight conference title.

NCAA Men\'s Division I Regional Rankings Week 2 USTFCCCA Press R Oct 2, 2007

NEW ORLEANS – The men’s regions saw no change from the top ranked teams as all nine region No. 1’s remained the same this week as the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced the Division I men’s cross country regional rankings today. 

NCAA Division I Regional Rankings Update Sep 24, 2007

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced the NCAA Division I cross country regional rankings today for both the men’s and women’s teams.  After four weeks of running not much has changed.  None of the men’s or women’s top ranked teams in the nine regions lost their top billing this time around.    Things should get a bit more interesting this weekend as there are several top meets across the board.