DEVELOPING: Ohio State senior and Dayton native Tyler Johnson isn't just fast, he's fast-fast.
Johnson was the star of the Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships, which concluded today in Geneva, Ohio. He won the 200 meters and the 400 meters and helped the Ohio State 4×400-meter relay team take first place as well.
Outstanding! Senior Tyler Johnson just ran the fastest time in the nation to win the 400 meters at the Big Ten championship in 45.07! Congratulations! Check. It. Out! pic.twitter.com/1x9AI22EgC— Ohio State T&F/XC (@OhioStateTFXC) February 27, 2021
BIG TEN 4x400-METER RELAY CHAMPIONS! Donnie James, Tyler Johnson, Tyrese Fajardo and Frank Hayes won the 11th 4x400 championship in school history - no Big Ten program has won more than Ohio State - with a winning time of 3:08.45. pic.twitter.com/tvzKMoR3fP— Ohio State T&F/XC (@OhioStateTFXC) February 27, 2021
His 400-meter time of 45.07 seconds broke the Big Ten indoor championships record by a quarter of a second and is the fastest time in the nation this season.
Overall, the men's team finished 3rd while the women's came in 8th.
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Also of note:
- Allie Guagenti finished 3rd in the 3,000 meters with a personal best of 9:17.43 and a new Ohio State record (she destroyed her previous best time by 13 seconds)
- Adelaide Aquilla defended her shot put title with a throw of 17.7m / 58-1, narrowly missing her personal best.
- Clarence Foote-Talley had the 7th best triple jump in the country; a career-best of 16.26 m / 53-4 1/4.
- Nick Miller, Cameron Cooper and Frank Hayes took third, fourth and fifth in the 800.
- Robby Oswald took 3rd in the pole vault with a 5.25m / 17-2 3/4 jump.
- True freshman Marcia Sey took 3rd in the 60m hurdles with a personal best time of 8.27.
Full results here.