The Ohio State women’s track and field season is over after finishing tied for 11th place at the NCAA Championships Saturday. The team had a final score of 19 points for the best showing of any Big Ten school.
The finish in Eugene, Oregon, represents the program’s best-ever finish at an NCAA outdoor championships. USC won the national championship with 74 total points.
Here are some Buckeye highlights from Saturday according to a release from the Ohio State Department of Athletics:
Senior sprinter Anavia Battle led the way for Ohio State. She scored six team points by placing third in the 200 meters with a time of 22.42. Battle earned first-team All-America honors for her efforts and she finishes with two such honors on the Hayward Field track on the campus of the University of Oregon as she was a second-team honoree earlier as part of the 4×100 relay.
Divine Oladipo set the Ohio State school record in the discus today. Her throw of 57.26m / 187-10 topped the 18-year-old record of 56.71m / 186-1 set by Krista Keir in 2003. Oladipo’s effort was good for ninth-place and second-team All-America status.
Adelaide Aquilla, who already won a national championship in the shot put at these outdoor championships, had a best throw in the discus today of 49.79m / 163-4 and did not make the final round.
Emma Nwofor, competing in the heptathlon, set a personal best on Saturday in the javelin with a throw of 48.22m / 148-4, jumped 5.41m / 17-9 in the long jump and also ran the 800 meters to finish 20th overall with 5,280 points. She earned honorable mention All-America honors for her efforts.
Dang! Ohio State just misses a Top 10 women's team finish at the national championships. Regardless, Ohio State scored 19 points at these championships, the most of any Big Ten school, and finishes 11th for the BEST TEAM FINISH IN SCHOOL HISTORY. CONGRATULATIONS, BUCKEYES!
— Ohio State T&F/XC (@OhioStateTFXC) June 13, 2021
Believe it or not, this track and field competition puts an end to the crazy and unprecedented 2020-2021 Ohio State athletics schedule. Hopefully, things become much more normal from here on out.