Kendall Sheffield Finishes Second in 60-Meter Dash At Big Ten Indoor Track And Field Championships

By Dan Hope on February 24, 2018 at 2:26 pm

Ohio State football player Kendall Sheffield's impressive stint with the Buckeye track and field team continued on Saturday, when he finished second with a time of 6.68 seconds in the 60-meter dash at the Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships in Geneva, Ohio.

Purdue's Waseem Williams won the race with a time of 6.63 seconds, matching the time Sheffield ran one week earlier at the Buckeye Tune-Up to break Ohio State's school record. Ohio State's Nick Gray finished third with a time of 6.72 seconds.

Sheffield's performance, which earned the Buckeyes eight points, helped lead the Ohio State men's track and field team to its first Big Ten indoor title since 1993.

Now, Sheffield – who has continued to train with the football team while participating in track – will turn his focus back to the gridiron, with spring practices set to begin in less than two weeks on March 6. Sheffield is projected to be a starting cornerback for the Buckeyes, and potentially their No. 1 cornerback, in 2018 after playing 626 snaps in the cornerback rotation in his first season as a Buckeye in 2017.

Regardless of whether Sheffield returns to the track for the Buckeyes, however, he's already stamped his place in the program's history books and proven himself to be among the fastest men in the Big Ten – and he'll have a silver medal from the conference championships to show for it.

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