Ohio State track and field competes at Big Ten Outdoor Championships

Staff Reports

Ohio State track and field began competition at the 2022 Big Ten Outdoor Championships Friday in Minneapolis.  

Buckeye senior Alexus Pyles started the heptathlon strong with a personal-best 13.10 in the 100-meter hurdles to beat the field by more than a half-second. She then ran her fastest time in the 200 meters (23.93) to win that event. Pyles followed that by clearing 1.65 meters in the high jump, finishing in the runner-up spot. 

The OSU women had three sprinters qualify for the finals of the 200m. Anavia Battle led all runners with a 22.87. Yanique Dayle also won her heat (23.44), while Nya Bussey posted a personal best (23.49).  

Eric Harrison had the fastest time in the men’s 200m qualifying heats (20.40), just 0.01 off his personal-best. Praise Olatoke (21.02) advanced to the finals as well.

The Buckeyes continue competition at the Big Ten Championships Saturday at noon.