OSU's Olatoye fifth in shot put at NCAA meet
Sade Olatoye was fifth in the women’s shot put with a throw of 56 feet, 6½ inches at the NCAA indoor track and field championships on Friday in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Dublin Coffman product finished behind winner Samantha Noennig of Arizona State (58-9¼). The Buckeyes’ Cole Gorski was 15th in men’s pole vault (17-5¾) behind winner Mondo Duplantis of LSU (18-11½).
Julia Rizk was fifth-fastest in the mile run preliminaries and qualified for the Saturday’s final. Nick Gray qualified for the final in the men’s 200 and Anavia Battle made the women’s 200 final.
Ohio State managed just two singles and struck out 12 times, and sixth-ranked Washington scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for a 3-0 victory in Seattle.
Sis Bates led off with a single and scored off Morgan Ray (4-3), and Taryn Atlee delivered a two-out, two-run single for the Huskies (17-3). Ray had allowed just one hit until the sixth and finished with a three-hitter and six strikeouts for OSU (9-5).
Megan McMenemy singled in the third inning and Emily Clark in the fourth for the Buckeyes’ only hits against Gabbie Plain (7-0), who went the distance.
Austin Matautia had nine kills and Micah Ma'a 27 assists to lead host UCLA to a 3-0 sweep of Ohio State.
Martin Lallemand and Jake Hanes had seven kills each for the Buckeyes (6-13), who fell 25-21, 25-20 and 25-21. The Bruins (15-4) outhit Ohio State .297 to .017 and had five services aces to three for the Buckeyes.
Ohio State's game against Furman in Greenville, South Carolina, was postponed because of rain.
The Buckeyes face Michigan State (2-9) on Saturday in Greenville, with the game against Furman rescheduled for Monday.