Big 10 Men — Harrison’s Speed Powers Buckeyes

Dashes of 10.02w and 20.12w gave Eric Harrison the 100 and 200 crowns. (OHIO STATE ATHLETICS)

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, May 13-15—Eric Harrison pulled off a sharp sprint double to lead Ohio State to the Big 10 title. The Buckeyes totaled 124 points, 21 more than closest challenger Iowa. The Trinidadian senior took the 100 in a windy 10.02 over Indiana’s Rikkoi Brathwaite (10.11) and Purdue’s Antonio Mitchell (10.12), then came back to top Mitchell in the 200, 20.12w to 20.35.

The meet’s final day had started off with Harrison running first leg on the Buckeye 4×1 that won in 39.12. Teammate Tyler Johnson, the 4×1 anchor, then came back to take his specialty 400 in 46.18.

It had been 25 years since any team had captured both men’s and women’s titles in the same meet, and Karen Dennis is the first female coach to win on both sides.

The winds were legal (1.6) for Michigan’s Joshua Zeller. The British hurdler, who came in with a PR of 13.42, powered a 13.19 performance over the highs to move to No. 7 all-time among collegians, handily topping the PR 13.39 from Ohio State’s Kentre Patterson.

Having already run bests of 1:47.85 and 3:38.24 this season, Michigan State’s NCAA Indoor mile runner-up, Morgan Beadlescomb, stretched his range even further with his first-ever 10,000, taking the win in 28:54.93.

On the field, the only double winner was Nebraska soph Maxwell Otterdahl, who captured the shot with a 64-8 (19.71) and the next day’s discus at 190-11 (58.19).

Michigan State decathlete Ryan Talbot added 387 points to his best in the decathlon, his 8064 topping the field by more than 300.


BIG 10 MEN’S RESULTS

(5/13—10K, HT; 5/14—St, LJ, SP)

Teams: 1. Ohio State 124; 2. Iowa 103; 3. Wisconsin 90; 4. Nebraska 82; 5. Minnesota 73; 6. Michigan 70; 7. Penn State 61; 8. Indiana 56; 9. Purdue 51; 10. tie, Michigan State & Rutgers 38; 12. Illinois 17½; 13. Maryland 15½.

100(3.1): 1. Eric Harrison’ (OhSt-Tri) 10.02w; 2. *Rikkoi Brathwaite’ (In-BVI) 10.11w; 3. *Lawrence Johnson (Wi) 10.12w; 4. Antonio Mitchell (Pur) 10.12w; 5. **Kion Benjamin’ (Mn-Tri) 10.14w.

200(2.8): 1. Harrison’ 20.12w; 2. Mitchell 20.35w; 3. Johnson 20.49w; 4. Benjamin’ 20.61w.

400: 1. Tyler Johnson (OhSt) 46.18; 2. **Dubem Amene’ (Mi-Ngr) 46.84.

800: 1. **Abdullahi Hassan’ (Wi-Can) 1:52.05; 2. Cole Johnson (Mi) 1:52.23; 3. ***Miles Brown (Mi) 1:52.29.

1500: 1. ***Adam Spencer’ (Wi-Aus) 3:52.43; 2. Jonathan Davis (Il) 3:52.80; 3. *John Petruno (MiSt) 3:52.94.

St: 1. Alec Basten (Mn) 8:45.06; 2. *Matthew Wilkinson (Mn) 8:46.39; 3. Christian Hubaker (Mi) 8:49.64.

5000: 1. Olin Hacker (Wi) 14:08.82; 2. Basten 14:10.32.

10,000: 1. Morgan Beadlescomb (MiSt) 28:54.93; 2. Curtis Eckstein (Pur) 29:00.76.

110H(1.6): 1. *Joshua Zeller’ (Mi-GB) 13.19 (7, x C);

2. Kentre Patterson (OhSt) 13.39; 3. Josh Braverman (Ia) 13.56; 4. **Oscar Smith’ (OhSt-Bah) 13.59; 5. *Gratt Reed (Ia) 13.68.

400H: 1. *Julien Gillum (Ia) 51.12; 2. *Caleb Dean (Md) 51.27; 3. ***Phillip Jefferson (Ia) 51.43.

4 x 100: 1. Ohio State 39.12 (Harrison, Olatoke, Ramsey, Johnson); 2. Iowa 39.64; 3. Indiana 39.95.

4 x 400: I–1. Nebraska 3:09.51 (Hyde, Nelson, Berg, Bryant); 2. Wisconsin 3:10.32. II–1. Ohio State 3:10.12; 2. Iowa 3:10.28.

Field Events

HJ: 1. *Mayson Conner (Nb) 7-2½ (2.20); 2. **Shaun Miller’ (OhSt-Bah) 7-1½ (2.17); 3. Cassidy Henshaw (Mi) 7-1½; 4. Jyles Etienne’ (In-Bah) 7-¼ (2.14).

PV: 1. **Nathan Stone (In) 17-8½ (5.40); 2. Robert Oswald (OhSt) 17-8½; 3. **Luke Bendick (OhSt) 17-6½ (5.35); 4. ***Tyler Carrel (In) 17-6½.

LJ: 1. *A’Nan Bridgett (Rut) 25-10¾w (7.89); 2. *James Carter (Ia) 25-8¾w (7.84); 3. **Micaylon Moore (Nb) 25-¾ (7.64).

TJ: 1. Wills’ 53-1¾w (16.20); 2. Carter 52-3¼w (15.93); 3. **Lance Hamilton (PennSt) 51-10w (15.80); 4. Moore 51-9¼w (15.78).

SP: 1. **Maxwell Otterdahl (Nb) 64-8 (19.71); 2. **Hayden Tobias (OhSt) 64-8; 3. Burger Lambrechts’ (Nb-SA) 63-11 (19.48).

DT: 1. Otterdahl 190-11 (58.19); 2. **Jordan Johnson (Ia) 189-1 (57.63); 3. **Tanner Watson (OhSt) 187-8 (57.20);

4. *Kaleb Siekmeier (Mn) 185-4 (56.50).

HT: 1. **Kostas Zaltos’ (Mn-Gre) 234-3 (71.40); 2. *Tyler Merkley (PennSt) 229-11 (70.08); 3. ***Sean Mockler’ (In-Ire) 225-2 (68.64); 4. Alex Talley (Nb) 223-2 (68.03).

JT: 1. **Joshua Mather’ (Rut-Can) 223-7 (68.16); 2. **Kevin Bartosh (PennSt) 223-3 (68.05); 3. ***Collin Burkhart (PennSt) 215-0 (65.54).

Dec(5/13-14): 1. **Ryan Talbot (MiSt) 8064; 2. **Austin West (Ia) 7703; 3. **Heath Baldwin (MiSt) 7650; 4. Isaiah Martin (Pur) 7590; 5. ***Till Steinforth’ (Nb-Ger) 7427. ◻︎

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