Ohio State Sprinter Nick Gray Breaks Two School Records, Including Jesse Owens' 100-Meter Dash Record

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SnGinWV's picture


awesome job, Nick 

Congrats on breaking the legends record 

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Kyson12's picture

Well done congratulations, passing a legend like Owens. Proud moment for sure. 

Dillon G's picture

And wouldn’t point out he didn’t have starting blocks and a slow track.


logamaniac's picture

just as im sure Nick wouldn't point out the hand timing or lack of wind aid adjustments ;)

FLBuckeyeRick's picture

Records are meant to be broken. Every T&F athlete knows that and are happy for those that break their records.

Buck298's picture

Congrats to Nick Gray. Kid is a beast. Got to be something when you break a record by Jesse Owens. 

But It took 80 years to break Jesse Owens record in the 100? That only goes to show how incredible the man was. 

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HeritageBuck's picture

Exactly. Hats off to Gray, but 80 years! That equates to Owens being super-human and nothing less.

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Yuman's picture

Exactly. Owens ran on cinders with low tech shoes. T


theopulas's picture

What is the longest still running record worldwide or nationally, at least 20 years, regardless of amateur or professionalism? 


Byaaaahhh's picture

Longest football pass still belongs to Uncle Rico. Distance recorded: over them there mountains.

cdub4's picture

Not sure but FloJo's 1988 records in the 100m.and 200m still stand. I believe other female track records from the 80's still stand.

RunningFree's picture

All WR's for women in the sprints up to and including the 800m still stand, and all were from the 80's.  Also makes you wonder what the PED policy was in the 80's as well.

Bucknut20's picture

Wow! That is blazing! I'm even more amazed that his 10.17 100-meter got 2nd place.

C-Deck's picture

Congratulations Nick on taking the silver and breaking the record!

Establishing a mark that lasts for 80 years is incredible and why James Cleveland Owens is my all time favorite OSU athlete.

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Can't have a Scarlet without Nick Gray! Have a day Nick, Jesse must be beaming down on you with pride!

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Skunk bear blood's picture

That is amazing. Blown away here.  Congratulations Nick Gray!

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Buctor's picture

Wow!  That's impressive!  And breaking the record of an OSU legend and national hero just has to be the greatest!!

Beat everyone, in every sport, all the time!!!

ELJTSA76's picture

Wow!  I didn’t know about the record, but if you break a record that was held for 80 years by the incredible Jesse Owens... wow. It really is amazing for Mr Gray, but, for me, it says a lot more about the ability of Mr Owens. It feels good all around, and what a story!

WahooFanChicago's picture

10.17 WOW.... all time great buckeye

NHBuckeye's picture

WOW is right.   Holy cow!  If Owens' record was meant to be broken I'm glad it was broken by another Buckeye.

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NOBLUE's picture

it was a school record ...it could only be broken by another Buckeye

Buckeyeinchitown's picture

That is awesome... Congratulations and well done...
Want to put some things in perspective though as to just how fast Jesse Owens was...


Zimmy07's picture

A Canadian sprinter w/ a personal best of 9.92 who is about the same height & weight as Owens ran on a dirt track w/ replica shoes & was timed at 11.0.


wyatt's picture

Wow. The record was from 1936? Even I'm not old enough to remember that.    Men’s 100m Dash Ohio State Outdoor Record :10.2, Jesse Owens, 1936

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And wow, a record that lasted 80 years? Amazing Jesse Owens.

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CowCat's picture

Beating Jesse's records? Holy Guacamole. A star is born.

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Hovenaut's picture

That's movin'...congratulations to Nick Gray.

I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...

FalcotoyourMartel's picture

That deserves Gray shirt AND a scholarship

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steveinkc's picture

Nick runs a 10.17 100 meters and finishes SECOND!!!!!!