Ohio State track and field split up this weekend for three different invitationals. Headlining the weekend, junior Anavia Battle posted the world record in the 200-meter dash at the Tiger Paw Invitational hosted at Clemson with a time of 22.66 seconds.
Also in Clemson, junior Adelaide Aquilla took first in shot put for the Buckeyes.
After dropping their season opener to St. Joseph’s 7-3 Friday, the 24th-ranked Ohio State baseball team scored two-straight wins over Pittsburgh and Indiana State to close out the weekend.
Against the Panthers Saturday, the Buckeyes posted a 4-1 win behind 12 strikeouts from redshirt sophomore pitcher Seth Lonsway. Sunday, Ohio State followed up with a 10-6 victory in 10 innings over Indiana State. Senior infielder Conner Pohl scored a base-clearing double in the 10th inning to secure the win for the Buckeyes.
Next up, the 2-1 Buckeyes head to Atlanta for a three-game series against No. 21 Georgia Tech.
Women’s softball was not so successful on the diamond this weekend, going 0-4 against Notre Dame and NC State in Raleigh as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. However, the now-3-5 Buckeyes have a chance to bounce back when they face UC Santa Barbara, Fresno State, Pacific and UIC this coming weekend as part of the Fresno State Invitational.
The Ohio State Buckeyes women’s basketball team has been on a hot streak, winning five-straight games. Most recently, Ohio State earned an 80-76 win over No. 20 Indiana on the road Sunday. The Buckeyes were down 10 points at the start of the fourth quarter, but Ohio State completed the comeback behind freshman guard Madison Greene’s 22 points. Fellow freshman guard Jacy Sheldon added 16 while sophomore forward Dorka Juhasz added 13.
With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 16-9 on the season, including 9-5 in Big Ten play. With just four games left in the regular season, Ohio State is fifth in the Big Ten standings and 3.5 games back from leader Maryland. Next, the Buckeyes are scheduled to face Nebraska in Columbus Wednesday.
Ohio State women’s gymnastics earned a hard fought victory versus the No. 23 Penn State Nittany Lions Friday night at the Covelli Center. The Buckeyes edged Penn State 195.350-195.150 with first-place finishes on uneven bars and floor exercise. Ohio State also had individual top finishes on vault and balance beam.
With the win, Ohio State moves to 4-3 on the season. The Buckeyes will be back in action next at the Big Five meet with Nebraska, Illinois, Rutgers and Iowa in Toledo.
In other news…
- Ohio State swimming and diving won 10 total races at the Ohio State Invitational this past weekend. For the No. 7 women’s team, freshman Meredith Moellering was the big winner on the weekend, earning first place finishes in the 500-freestyle and 200-freestyle. Freshman Sarah Turchanik won the 200-yard individual medley, while senior Becca Luft took gold in the 50-yard freestyle. Saturday, freshman Leah Baker won the 100-breaststroke. Sunday, senior Grace Kowal took the 1,650-freestyle, Luft won the 100-freestyle and Turchanik earned gold in the 200-butterfly. The 14th-ranked men, meanwhile, had two wins Saturday. Sophomore Colin Roy, freshman Ian Mikesell, freshman Kyle Silver and freshman Jonathan Sugar took the top spot in the 200-medley relay, while Mikesell took gold in the 100-breaststroke.
- No. 6 Ohio State women’s ice hockey went 1-0-1 on the weekend against No. 2 Wisconsin in Madison. The Buckeyes posted a 3-1 win in the series opener Saturday night before a one-all tie Sunday. Now, the Buckeyes move to 18-8-6 on the year, including 11-6-5 in WCHA play. They’ll return to Columbus Friday for their final regular season series against St. Cloud State.
- Sixth-ranked Ohio State wrestling fell to No. 2 Penn State 20-16 in Happy Valley Saturday, taking the dual in bonus points. Sophomore Malik Heinselman (125-pounds), redshirt freshman Sammy Sasso (149-pounds), redshirt freshman Quinn Kinner (157-pounds), redshirt senior Kollin Moore (197-pounds) and redshirt junior Gary Traub (285-pounds) all brought home wins for the Buckeyes. Ohio State has a few weeks off before the Big Ten Championships begins March 7 in Piscataway.
- Ohio State volleyball broke its three-game losing streak Saturday when the Buckeyes defeated McKendree 3-0 at home. Next, the 9-4 Buckeyes hit the road to face Loyola-Chicago Friday and Purdue-Fort Wayne Saturday.
- After strong openings to their respective seasons, both Ohio State men’s and women’s lacrosse fell this past weekend. The 10th-ranked men’s lacrosse team fell to 2-1 after a 9-7 loss to UMass in Columbus. Next, Ohio State looks to bounce back when the team faces Bucknell Saturday.
- The women’s squad, meanwhile, dropped a 20-7 match on the road to Stony Brook. With the loss, the team fell to 3-1. Next up, the Buckeyes return home to take on Cincinnati Wednesday.
- Tennis did not fare much better this weekend. The 10th-ranked women’s team fell to No. 15 Vanderbilt 5-2 on the road Sunday. With the loss, the Buckeyes fall to 4-3 on the year. They’ll look to bounce back this weekend then they face Kentucky and Arizona State in Columbus.
- The No. 2 men’s team, meanwhile, had a strong run at the ITA Indoor Championships in Wisconsin this weekend, defeating Wisconsin and No. 6 Wake Forest before falling to No. 5 UNC Sunday. The Buckeyes are now 13-1 on the season, and they’ll be back in action next against Notre Dame Saturday in South Bend.
- Ohio State women’s golf finished 15th at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in California. Leading the way for the Buckeyes was senior Adeena Shears, who finished in 21st place with an even-par 71 in her final round. The Buckeyes will be back in action next at the Westbrook Spring Invitational Feb. 24-24 in Arizona.
- Men’s golf, meanwhile, is heading to the Puerto Rico Classic as part of a 15-team field. Play is scheduled to run through Tuesday.
- Ohio State pistol finished strong in its final regular season match. The Buckeyes had 6.711 points to finish ahead of Coast Guard and Army. Ohio State has almost a month off before the team heads to the Intercollegiate Pistol Championships in Fort Benning, Georgia, in March.
- Rifle, meanwhile, had a third-place finish in the PRC Championships in Fort Worth. With 4.669 points, the Buckeyes finished behind TCU and Air Force.