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Ohio State track gears up for Big Ten Championships at Campbell/Wright Invitational

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In the team’s final meet leading up to the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, some members of the Ohio State men’s track team participated in the Campbell/Wright Invitational Friday and Saturday at the University of Akron.
Among the athletes competing for OSU, sophomore Demoye Bogle was the lone winner, finishing first in the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 52.06 seconds.
Twin brothers Jeff and Brian Hannaford, OSU athletes who are redshirting their freshman season but competed unattached, took the top two places in the 3,000-meter run with times of 8:37.15 and 8:37.31, respectively.
Freshman Devin Smith, who is also a wide receiver on the football team, competed in his first meet of the outdoor season. He finished sixth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.86 seconds and fourth in the high jump with a height of 2 meters.
Two OSU throwers had runner-up finishes. Redshirt senior Tyler Branch finished second in the shot put with a throw of 17.73 meters, while redshirt senior Matt DeChant finished second in the discus with a throw of 52.27 meters.
“This meet was exactly what some of our guys needed to get them ready for next weekend,” interim coach Ed Beathea said in a press release. “I like where we are at and I feel like we are ready for a tough test at the Big Ten Championships at Madison.”
The OSU men’s and women’s track teams are competing in the Big Ten Championships in Madison, Wis. on May 11-13.

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