Ohio State football players Dontre Wilson, James Clark and Robert Landers will join the men's track and field team for the upcoming season, the school announced Tuesday.
“We're excited to have our football players join the track and field program,” director of track and field/cross country Karen Dennis said in a press release. “I appreciate Coach [Urban] Meyer and his staff working Landers, Wilson and Clark into our training schedule in an effort to strengthen our men's program.
"We realize the indoor season is short and these men have a major responsibility to football. However, they are all talented athletes that may help us in the throwing and sprint events. They have some work to do to get their ‘track legs’ back, but work is something they are very familiar with.”
Wilson — a junior H-receiver hailing from DeSoto, Texas — has three years of track experience in sprint events during high school, according to the press release. Clark — a fellow receiver hailing from New Smyrna Beach, Florida — was also a sprint star in high school, turning in personal-best times of 10.43 in the 100-meter dash and 21.51 in the 200, per the release.
Landers — a freshman defensive tackle hailing from Wayne High School in Huber Heights, Ohio — was the Division I state champion in the shot put as a high school junior and qualified for state in both the shot put and discus as a senior.