BREAKING: Ezekiel Elliott is Fast

May 25, 2013 at 7:53p    by Ramzy Nasrallah    
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The Missouri State Track & Field Championship was today and nobody could catch Buckeye Ezekiel Elliott.

Elliott won the 100m with a time of 11.03 seconds, the 200m (22.25), 110m hurdles (13.87) and 300m hurdles (39.01). Here he is destroying the field in the short hurdles:

That's four gold medals and a nice capstone on a high school career that saw him also win the West County and overall (St. Louis) Male Athlete of the Year earlier this month.

His next sporting event as a participant will be in Scarlet and Gray. Congrats, EzE!

Source: @itz_mizdee

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ohiowhitesnake's picture

So Mitchell is faster in the 100M than Elliot? Good problems to have in Columbus for the next few years! 
Congrats EzE

steensn's picture

Not to take anything away from Ezekiel, but that was my first thought too!

BSTP DeCon's picture

Ditto also. GREAT thought/problem to have!

Poison nuts's picture

Yeah but was it hand or laser timed?

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

lippertini's picture

Good question. AND.... what was the wind situation?  Both those can make a huge difference.

stacyelliott92's picture

Ezekiel ran laser time.

#juice

Poison nuts's picture

Hello Mr. Elliot, good to see you here again! Thank you for answering. I was actually making a bit of a scarcastic remark on the hand or laser time question...kind of an inside joke that usually applies to players 40 times. When a fast 40 time is posted, inevitably the 'hand or laser' question comes up...I figured the important part of the story was that Zeke had accomplished the 4 wins, which was the truly impressive thing for me...
Looking forward to big things from the 2013 guys & think it might be one of the best recruiting classes ever at OSU -- or anywhere. Glad you & yours were a part of it!
Go Bucks!

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

Earle's picture

Laser time sounds pretty fast to me.

Italics are for emphasis.

ih8rolltyde's picture

Also had that exact thought; however, if E Z was smoking the field, he may have pulled up a bit at the end, affecting his time.

Either way, GREAT problem to worry about.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

Phillips.449's picture

DAMN we are going to have some fun watching this dude!

BME_Buckeye's picture

Holy crap that's fast. Four titles in one day reminds me of what Jesse Owens did in the Olympics. Very proud of Ezekiel accomplishments and the fact that he is a Buckeye!
 
I'm curious to know if he won his team a state title with that feat. Top finishes in state meets are usually worth 10 points and 40 points is enough to win it pending what division you are in. 

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Ramzy Nasrallah's picture

 

I'm curious to know if he won his team a state title with that feat.

Looks like his school (John Burroughs) finished second:

...which means if EzE was a school, he would have finished fourth in the state by himself as a one-man track team.

BME_Buckeye's picture

Might not be first but second place behind his personal accomplishments along with his team performance is an excellent accomplishment. Thanks for confirming his team finish in the state meet. 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

Brutus's picture

If you're not first, you're last.

BME_Buckeye's picture

Are you directing this toward Eze and his high school because this is my take on your statement. If so, some things are better left unsaid and clearly this is one of them.

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

dbit's picture

Pretty sure he's quoting Talladega Nights...

captain obvious's picture

How much you want for that weed old man?

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

Brutus's picture

Yes, I'm insulting a teenager who just won four individual state titles but still wasn't able to single handedly win a team title.  Pathetic.
Here's a clue, if someone makes a completely absurd statement which makes no sense whatsoever, it probably came from a character played by Will Ferrell.  If you don't get the reference, some things are better left unsaid. Your above indignation was clearly one of them.

BME_Buckeye's picture

Well are you? 
Just because someone quotes a slapstick joke doesn't insinuate its a character played by Will Ferrell. Moreover, do you think a majority of people are movie scholars and savants on the everything done by him or have seen Talladega Nights? I'll admit that I am not a follower of Will Ferrell, nor do I have an affinity for movies made by him so I would be ignorant on all commentary by him. Thus, in the literary context of "if you're not first, you're last", that's what I perceived it as. Nothing based on a movie, just some terse unfit statement after Ramzy posted the final team standings. 
Now for those of us, including myself, who didn't watch Talladega Nights, may not exactly make reference to "a completely absurd statement which makes no sense whatsoever [that] came from a character played by Will Ferrell." It is not outside of possibilities to think that one may not get the joke you're making or do you think one should jump to that conclusion having not seen the movie? Do you not think the meaning of your statement is inflexible, rigid and can't be misinterpreted for something else? This is the very reason I'm questioning your post instead of ignoring it or as you repeated leaving it unsaid. 
Note, I first asked are you directing this toward his team and teammates, followed by if so, then some things are better left unsaid. You could have easily refuted the statement (see DBIT post), quoted the line in the movie and just moved on. Instead, you lash out and post a sardonic reply because I don't follow pop culture well enough to know you're quoting a line by Will Ferrell which is then perceived as indignation. Well Brutus, I'm sorry you feel that way but its two sides to every post, how you perceive it and how the individual perceives it. 
Lastly, if I don't get the reference to which your post is made, its better to question it for understanding than to leave it unsaid. If you meant it as joke, as you have caustically admitted, then so be it. Sorry. If not, then some things are better left unsaid as I said before. However, its not outside the realm to think your placement of that quote can't be misinterpreted by people who haven't seen the movie. Moreover, it could have been perceived as untimely and unfit. The previous reasons are why I questioned the context of your post and may explain why two people have downvoted your post thus far.  
Note: I did not downvote you

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BME_Buckeye's picture

I see what you did there. I guess the moral of the story is to watch movies made by Will Ferrell. Lol.

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steensn's picture

BME, actually one could quickly take the fact Eze went first in 4 events as being the reference for "first" and never escalated the whole thing. Instead of questioning, you could assume the best and leave it alone. Just saying...

el duderino's picture

Let me take this opportunity to state how incredibly pumped I am for Anchorman 2.

"This is a very complicated case: a lot of ins, lot of outs, lot of what-have-yous."

zenshade's picture

"Holy crap that's fast."
If you mean the 100m time, not so much.  But Zeke is definitely faster than that 11.03.  He either pulled up at the finish, had a bad start, or was running against the wind.
From what I've seen he's a legitimate 10.5 guy.

zenshade's picture

Ahh, I see down the board his father explained that he's primarily a hurdler, so the 100 isn't really his concentration.  That explains it.
IMO, 110M hurdle times translate much better to the football field than 100M times do.

KingKosar's picture

I am definitely looking forward to him hurdling *ichigan players!

BuckeyeChris's picture

Just to confirm:  four?
 

Ramzy Nasrallah's picture

Four! Four state titles! Ah Ah Ah.

Crimson's picture


You need a 4th image of 4, or someone will think he only won 3 titles.  Here you go.

Hovenaut's picture

Congrats to EzE, outstanding.

"His next sporting event as a participant will be in Scarlet and Gray."

- YES.

tdible2132's picture

Wow.  Very happy for Ezekiel and I'm really glad he's a Buckeye.  I hate to bring Jabrill Peppers into this, but I saw on twitter where he ran a 10.53 in the 100M.  Holy god.  Is Jabrill Peppers really that fast????  Because Ezekiel is definitely a burner, and Jabrill's 100M time kind of blows it out of the water.  I hate to say it, but Jabrill keeps impressing me more and more even when I thought he couldn't be any more impressive.  Congrats to the Wolvereenies on that one.  One guy can't do it all though..

Crimson's picture

I doubt there's much point comparing the two, unless they both have a lot of times to sample from or they're running at the same meet.  They're both fast.

KingKosar's picture

Sometimes it is really hard to compare times.  Not to get "technical", but there are often times that the track itself, wind, weather, etc can affect times between one race versus another.  While it may be easy to say "this guy's time is faster than the other", unless those guys were running head to head, you really shouldn't compare...

builderofcoalitions's picture

I live in Columbia and conditions were less than ideal. That and the competition at that level in Missouri is pretty weak. 

Because we couldn't go for three.

rdubs's picture

Also James Clark ran 10.43, so hey our guy is still faster!

tdible2132's picture

Haha very good point Rdubs!  I was just comparing recruits and their times, although clearly some folks didn't like it.  I really meant no ill intent whatsoever just to set the record straight. 

OSUinFl's picture

Clark ran a 10.68 at the Florida state meet for 5 th place.

rdubs's picture

Yeah he seemed to fade down the stretch of the season, but earlier on he put up a 10.43 and the 10.68 isn't so bad either.

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Wow, 10.43 is insanely fast.  You're starting to get close to Olympic level there. 

otrain2416's picture

Clark also carried a 4.0 throughout HS a lot of ppl don't know a lot about him cuz we recruited and signed him so late but the kids the whole package I'm super pumped for him as well

Buckeyejason's picture

Me likey James Clark! He has the makings of a future star!

BUCKEYES BABY!

Crimson's picture

BREAKING: Ezekiel Elliott is Fast

Also breaking:
Brady Hoke is fat.
I'm sitting at my computer.
MARK MAY WEARS WOMEN'S UNDERWEAR!.
BucksFan is changing his icon.

harleymanjax's picture

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

el duderino's picture

I just literally lol'd.
Also, I was just reminded of the certain subset of the population who are under the impression that all internet abbreviations need to be in all caps. Anytime I see that, I can't help but imagine someone screaming, "LOL!" or "IMO!" at the top of their lungs.

"This is a very complicated case: a lot of ins, lot of outs, lot of what-have-yous."

stacyelliott92's picture

FYI this past Monday all the incoming freshman were tested in the 40 yard dash. Ezekiel ran the fastest time at 4.33. Just wanted to let you guys know. They will be tested again before fall training camp. I don't want to post the other athletes times without their permission. However I will say they are pretty fast too!

#juice

Hovenaut's picture

Wow. Great stuff, thanks for sharing. Eager to see him and the other freshmen go after it this fall.

rdubs's picture

What's also impressive is that the 110 hurdles and 100m are usually back to back with only the women's race in between.  Also the 200 and 300 hurdles are often either back to back or with only one event in between.

tdible2132's picture

Yeah I was just passing it along about Jabrill.  I'm certainly not taking ANYTHING away from Ezekiel or comparing them.  Just was pointing out their track times in the 100M.  By no means does that mean anything other than they are both really fast lol.  I wasn't comparing them football wise at all, because it would be pointless as both could end up as NFL 1st rounders.

BME_Buckeye's picture

I'm certainly not taking ANYTHING away from Ezekiel or comparing them.  Just was pointing out their track times in the 100M.  By no means does that mean anything other than they are both really fast lol.

I disagree. When you state the following you do actually compare the two and take away from EzE accomplishment by pointing out their 100M times. 

I hate to bring Jabrill Peppers into this, but I saw on twitter where he ran a 10.53 in the 100M.  Holy god.  Is Jabrill Peppers really that fast????  Because Ezekiel is definitely a burner, and Jabrill's 100M time kind of blows it out of the water.  

Now if you compare what you said previous to your last post, it seems like you are comparing the two by saying Jabrill blows EzE out of the water which is taking from his accomplishments today. Its like you said, what point does it serve to bring Peppers accomplishments into what one of our recruits did today in a track meet? Let us celebrate and talk about Elliot accomplishments today, not a rivals prospect accomplishment. 
I would caution you to use better judgment when posting things about recruits because we don't know if their parents are reading Ohio State sites or not. BTW, Mr.Elliot does have an 11W account. 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

tdible2132's picture

I totally agree.  I really wasn't thinking about how it would come off when I posted it, then I started getting DV'ed and I realized how it might come off.  I totally understand and I'm owning up to that.  I should have framed what I was saying completely differently, and honestly if I could delete the post I would.  I freakin love that EZE is a Buckeye and that's all that matters.  The fact that JP is incredibly fast had no business being in this thread and I totally get it.

tdible2132's picture

And I was comparing them in track, but I meant I wasn't comparing them when it comes to football.  My point is that track speed has little if anything to do with how good you'll be at college football.  So when I said I wasn't comparing them, I meant I wasn't comparing whether or not one was a better football player than the other, because I don't think that would be fair to say based off of a comparitive track time in the 100M.

ih8rolltyde's picture

Did somebody just sign up for the high school debate team?

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

tdible2132's picture

I apologize fellas.  I should have given Ezekiel his due rather than bring another players time into this, and for that I am sorry.  Ezekiel is actually one of my favorite recruits from this last class, and I should have said that instead of comparing him to another kid.  Especially a future recruit who will go 0-4 against OSU lol.  I was not trying to take anything away from Ezekiel and I should have made that clear.  His time was still absolutely sick and I love it!  So I apologize and hopefully folks don't think I meant any ill intent. 

BuckeyeVet's picture

No offense taken. We're all in Scarlet & Gray here.

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx

 

tdible2132's picture

Exactly.  Glad you get it.

GoBlueBlood's picture

Question for you guys; does Marshon Lattimore run track? If so, does anyone know his times? I've said this before, but I think Lattimore is extremely talented and he's a kid I'm keeping my eyes on these next 4/5 years. 
And to comment on the hate from above, there's not much of a point comparing track times between recruits, and if you to it's to be taken with a grain of salt. Most of these are hand timed and a bit of inaccuracy either way could have a large effect. Obviously Peppers is incredibly fast, but he's a super rare talent who pretty much all recruits would not be able to match up with athletically. Ezekiel is also insanely fast. They are both great talents on the field and will help our respective programs greatly.

BME_Buckeye's picture

I checked the OHSAA.org site for the Division 1 Mentor District results and Marshon Lattimore name does not appear in any of the events Glenville athletes competed in. No info on his times unless there are other sites publishing this information. 

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BROSEPH's picture

I don't think he runs track.  If he did, I'd wager he'd be in the low 11s as well.  

GoBlueBlood's picture

Thanks for the responses! 

tdible2132's picture

I'm not sure on lattimore, but I agree that he's extremely talented and has great speed.  And in regards to the track times, yeah it was a pretty pointless comparison.  As I said, it has nothing to do with one being a better football player.  I was honestly just surprised when I realized that JP had such a good time.  That was all there was too it.  And yeah, the hand timing definitely makes things a bit murky when it comes to times.  Like you said, track times should be taken with a grain of salt as they really don't mean anything when it comes to a football prospect.  There is so much more that goes into a players success than raw speed, although raw speed doesn't hurt lol.

GoBlueBlood's picture

FWIW, Peppers may be faster than that reported time because it was noted that it was raining quite hard (for track standards) during his meet. As I said before, Peppers is on another level. Even if Peppers were going to MSU or OSU, I would still openly say I believe he's the best recruit in the nation from these past few years. 
Whether Lattimore runs great times or not, it doesn't really matter because his football speed is incredible. I would guess he's a low/mid 4.4 runner right now, which is ridiculous for a HS athlete. 

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Congrats on you accomplishments Ezekiel!  Four first place finishes at the State track meet is something really great.  So glad you will be playing for the Buckeyes this fall! 
Go Bucks!

sarasotabcg's picture

Urban, using his Dark Helmet voice: Yes, we're gonna have to go right to ludicrous speed

OSUinFl's picture

Peppers broke the 200  meters New Jersey  record. I saw no times foe him in 100 meters.

GoBlueBlood's picture

Just saw a tweet that Peppers' best times are 10.3 in the 100 and 21.3 in the 200. Which are olympic qualifying times. 
He ran a 21.56 in the 200 today. 

dan_isaacs's picture

Not bad at all.

Teddy Ginn ran the 200 Hurdles in 21.16.  So he was faster  than Peppers while jumping over things.  :)

Brandon Saine still holds the state 100m record in Ohio, I think.  He ran a 10.3 something.  So you're probably looking at Saine type speed.  We aren't going to catch him.  Let's hope he focuses on defense.  :)

Dan Isaacs

Lawver_5's picture

Not to be "that guy" but neither of those times would actually be olympic qualifying times. I don't want to take anything away from from the kid, cause that's blazing fast in high school.

HighBallAce's picture

Oh yeah well Detard Robinson can run faster than Usain Bolt!....LOL

goodlifesean's picture

When it comes to 100 speed remember Brandon saine holds the Ohio state record at 10.38 and he's not even near the convo of best OSU RB ever. I'll take 11.03 with agility any day of the week. 

cplunk's picture

In Brandon's defense, Tressel never really figured out how to use his speed, other than the occasional wheel route. I think he would have been a stud in an Urban offense. Or if he'd gone to somewhere like Oregon.

rdubs's picture

Very true, also injuries prevented him from seeing the field for huge chunks of his career.

JollyFatMan's picture

As noted.. track speed almost never translates to football speed. Yeah.. its nice to have top end speed.. but running on a field in pads compared against a flat track in a straight line means diddly.

How firm thy friendship..

FROMTHE18's picture

This man, he will score many of the touchdowns.

ih8rolltyde's picture

Urban is building a monster.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

TBDBITLinWIScantSON's picture

Is Peppers also faster than Usain Bolt though? Seems to be a Um thing.
Someone there has to carry that torch.

WB

OSUinFl's picture

These speedsmean nothing  you never have a straight 100  yards run. I take some body shuttle run over a 40 yard run any day.

OSUinFl's picture

Paris Campbell ran a 10.91 on the 100.
22.09 in the 200 meters.
 
 
Kyle Trout had 6 best shot put throw.

rkylet83's picture

Very impressive.  The hurdles time he ran is by far the best.

mizdee's picture

Ezekiel is a hurdler who happens to have decent enough sprint times to score at the state meet.  Therefore, his coach also had him running in the 100 and 200 to score points for the team at the state meet. Ezekiel is a hurdler! ;-)
Have I told you all lately how much I LOVE BUCKEYE NATION?
GO BUCKS!!!
“It’s a tough double to go from the 110s to the 100 and from the 300 hurdles to the 200.  Then again, Ezekiel Elliott is a strong student athlete. He only lost one race all year and that was the 100 at districts. He’s managed the four events well.”  Daniel Harris, John Burroughs Track Coach
http://www.stltoday.com/sports/high-school/boys-track/elliott-john-burro...
 
 

rdubs's picture

The love is very mutual!!  We can't wait to see your son on the field!

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

We love you too Mrs. Elliot!  Glad to see Ezekiel had so much success at the state track meet.  It's a huge accomplishment.  We all can't wait for Ezekiel to suit up and play for the Buckeyes!  Of course expectations will be high as I'm sure that they are at any larger school.  I have a feeling Ezekiel will do a great job and will make some contributions even during his freshman year.  The most important thing is that he's focused on having great years for his entire career and gets a good education, which I know he'll do great at both.  We've all enjoyed getting to know more about Ezekiel!!  Hopefully the family's experience with Ohio State and the fan base has been good.  We do get a little passionate at times and some may go a touch overboard :-) , but it's all out of love for the Scarlet and Gray! 
Best of luck to Ezekiel and to you.
Go Bucks!

SilverState's picture

EEE-ZEE-EEE Speed!!

buckeyenut10's picture

A lot of people seem to be less than jubilant at these times. 
First of all, for those that have seen 11s 100m's before, you understand that that's still REALLY fast (especially considering 110h are right before). 
 
Secondly, those hurdle times are BLAZING. If I had to guess, he focuses on hurdles and ran the 100/200 to score points at the state meet. 
 
Lastly, running 4 events in one meet at that caliber should not be overlooked; it requires A LOT of athleticism (and trust me... Those 300 hurdles KILL you) 

cinserious's picture

Soon enough our RBs, WRs, and ATH will all resemble the Jamaican Track team.
Yohan Blake= a speedy OSU RB:
Usain Bolt= the new OSU WRs:

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I'd rather have a bobsled team. 

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

LadyBuck's picture

Sir, if I could upvote you more, I would. This movie is still one of my favorites.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I watched it all the time when I was younger. Now anytime it comes on i'm usually busy.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

OSUinFl's picture

Does Jalin Marshall run track events or is a high and long jumper.

BME_Buckeye's picture

Jalin Marshall only does field events. He placed 1st in the high jump and 2nd in the long jump from this week past district meets. Results here

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OSUinFl's picture

Marshall won the state championship in the long jump last year

otrain2416's picture

Whats scary is he had no one close to him during that video posted. I bet he runs even faster if he has a guy neck and neck with him. Can't wait for this kid on the field

OSUinFl's picture

If Done Wilson ran 100  meters  it be around 10.4

rightfield's picture

I think Ezekiel will break onto the college scene like Michael Wiley. First 3 touches go for Buckeye TDs. EZ will be a great one.

Its good to be the king

tdible2132's picture

That would be awesome!

MediBuck's picture

I'm so excited about the elite speed we have at the RB/H-WR position. I love me some Jordan Hall, but was a little concerned about who would replace him come 2015. I guess we have our answer :)

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

bosshawk's picture

To be honest, 11 seconds over 100m is not that fast.  There are women that consistently run 10.7, and 10.8 over the same distance.  I hope he was running into a strong head wind.  Any way, I'm excited to see him on the field.  He looks strong, fast, and elusive in his Youtube videos.  GO BUCKS!

I don't know what Kenny Guiton has done to get in the OSU doghouse and not be given an opportunity but obviously it was something pretty bad. Come on!  Joe can't do it.  Nothing against Joe but he is not equipped to lead the Buckey