Ohio State Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Sweep Big Ten Outdoor Championships

By Dan Hope on May 15, 2022 at 5:23 pm
Alexus Pyles
Ohio State Dept. of Athletics

Ohio State’s track and field teams pulled off a clean sweep at this weekend’s Big Ten outdoor championships.

The Buckeyes men’s and women’s track and field teams both finished atop the standings at this year’s Big Ten outdoor track and field championships, marking the first time since 1997 (Wisconsin) that one school has swept the men’s and women’s outdoor titles.

Ohio State was dominant in the women's competition, scoring 185.5 points to break the record (previously set by Michigan in 1994) for the most points scored by a single team at the Big Ten outdoor championships.

Six Buckeyes won individual titles on the women’s side. Alexus Pyles won both the heptathlon and long jump while Nya Bussey (100-meter dash), Anavia Battle (200-meter dash), Bryannia Murphy (400-meter dash), Jaimie Robinson (triple jump) and Adelaide Aquilla (shot put) also scored individual wins. The Buckeye women also swept the relays, taking first place in both the 4x100 (Yanique Dayle, Battle, Bussey and Leah Bertrand) and 4x400 (Chanler Robinson, Alyssa Marsh, Jaydan Wood and Murphy).

On the men’s side, Ohio State scored 124 points, outscoring second-place Iowa by 21 points to claim the title.

Like the women, Ohio State’s men dominated the sprints. Eric Harrison took the top spot on the podium in both the 100 and 200 while Tyler Johnson won the individual title in the 400. Harrison, Praise Olatoke, Kainnan Ramsey and Johnson combined to win gold in the 4x100.

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