Michigan Falls Short at Ohio State in The Dual

Jan. 15, 2011

Complete Results | Notes & Quotes

Site: Columbus, Ohio (French Field House)
Event: "The Dual" vs. Ohio State
Score: Ohio State 88, Michigan 74
Next U-M Event: Saturday, Jan. 22 -- host Simmons-Harvey Invitational (U-M Indoor Track Building), Noon

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Senior Carl Buchanon (South Bend, Ind./Clay) and sophomore Jack Greenlee (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) set new meet records as the University of Michigan men's track and field team dropped an 88-74 decision at Ohio State in "The Dual", held at the French Field House. With the win, Ohio State will keep "The Dual" pennant in Columbus until the two teams meet again during the outdoor season on April 16 in Ann Arbor.

Buchanon and fifth-year senior Nick McCampbell (Detroit, Mich./Cass Technical) finished 1-2 in the 60-meter hurdles, with Buchanon setting a new meet record with a time of 7.90. Greenlee, the Cincinnati, Ohio, native, was one of three winners in the field, setting a Dual record in the pole vault, eclipsing 5.10 meters (16-8 3/4 feet).

Elsewhere in the field, redshirt freshman Ethan Dennis (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grandville) kicked off the event with a win in the 35-lb. weight throw, tossing 20.01 meters (65-7 3/4 feet) on his fifth attempt, making it the second-best throw in school history. Redshirt freshman Bradley James (East Lansing, Mich./Haslett) came within one quarter-inch of tying former Wolverine John Kipf (2006-10) for "The Dual" record in the high jump, reaching a height of 2.14 meters (7-0 1/4 feet).

Over on the track, senior Robert Peddlar (Kingston, Jamaica/Wolmer's Boys) finished second in the 60-meter dash, missing first-place points by the slimmest of margins. It was a photo finish, with Demoye Bogle (Ohio State) taking first (6.86), Peddlar coming in second (6.87) and freshman Justin Clarke (Flint, Mich./Southwestern) coming in third (6.90). Peddlar, who was named captain for this week's meet along with junior Craig Forys (Howell, N.J./Colts Neck), also finished second in the triple jump (15.11 meters/49-7 feet) and fourth in the long jump (7.29 meters/23-11 feet).

Forys and junior Nick Neuman (Mokena, Ill./Lincoln-Way East) were Michigan's other event winners for the afternoon. Forys finished two-tenths of a second faster than Adam Green (Ohio State) in the 3,000-meter run (8:17.62) and Neuman claimed top honors in the 200-meter dash (22.09).

The Wolverines return to Ann Arbor to host the Simmons-Harvey Invitational next Saturday (Jan. 22) at the U-M Indoor Track Building. The meet, which will also feature the U-M women's track and field team, will begin at noon.

Event Winners/U-M Finishers

35-lb. Weight Throw
 1. Ethan Dennis, U-M              65-7 3/4 (20.01m)
 7. Kurt Reichenbach, U-M          22-9 3/4 (6.95m)
Long Jump
 1. Mike Hartfield, Ohio State         25-4 (7.72m)
 4. Robert Peddlar, U-M               23-11 (7.29m)
 5. Ed Hur, U-M                    23-2 1/2 (7.07m)
--  Michael Joiner-Hill                FOUL
High Jump
 1. Bradley James, U-M              7-0 1/4 (2.14m)
 2. Patrick Cochran, U-M            6-3 1/4 (1.91m)
--  Joe Strizich, U-M                    NH
Mile Run
 1. Cory Leslie, Ohio State         4:08.63
 4. Dallas Bowden, U-M              4:17.27
 5. Nick Kern, U-M                  4:20.93
 6. Nathan Karr, U-M                4:34.01
 7. Matt Popielarz, U-M             4:34.21
60-meter Hurdles
 1. Carl Buchanon, U-M                 7.90
 2. Nick McCampbell, U-M               8.01
 5. Herman Washington, U-M             8.21
 7. Erick Gavin, U-M                   9.01
400-meter Dash
 1. Thomas Murdaugh, Ohio State       47.35
 2. Matthew Campbell, U-M             48.91
 4. Eric Oliver, U-M                  48.92
 5. Michael Parker Jr., U-M           49.68
Pole Vault
 1. Jack Greenlee, U-M             16-8 3/4  (5.10m)
 4. Kurt Reichenbach, U-M              15-1  (4.60m)
 5. Austin DeWildt, U-M                15-1  (4.60m)
 6. Taylor Voice, U-M                  14-9  (4.50m)
600-meter Run
 1. Marvel Brooks, Ohio State       1:20.40
 4. David St. Amant, U-M            1:21.16
 5. Ali Arastu, U-M                 1:21.82
60-meter Dash
 1. Demoye Bogle, Ohio State           6.86
 2. Robert Peddlar, U-M                6.87
 3. Justin Clarke, U-M                 6.90
 5. Nick McCampbell, U-M               7.06
Shot Put
 1. Matt DeChant, Ohio State       63-9 1/2  (19.44m)
 2. Cody Riffle, U-M              57-11 3/4  (17.67m)
 4. Ethan Dennis, U-M              47-9 1/4  (14.56m)
 5. Joe Strizich, U-M                  45-9  (13.94m)
800-meter Run
 1. Cory Leslie, Ohio State         1:52.16
 4. Dallas Bowden, U-M              1:57.50
 5. Nick Kern, U-M                  1:59.54
 6. Nathan Karr, U-M                2:01.33
 7. Matt Popielarz, U-M             2:05.37
200-meter Dash
 1. Nick Neuman, U-M                  22.09
 3. Aaron Taylor, U-M                 22.58
--  Justin Clarke, U-M                   DQ
3,000-meter Run
 1. Craig Forys, U-M                8:17.62
 3. Zach Ornelas, U-M               8:32.75
 5. Brendon Blacklaws, U-M          8:43.61
Triple Jump
 1. Mike Hartfield, Ohio State         49-9 (15.16m)
 2. Robert Peddlar, U-M                49-7 (15.11m)
 4. Patrick Cochran, U-M              47-10 (14.59m)
 5. Erik Braun, U-M               45-11 1/4 (14.00m)
4x400-Meter Relay
 1. Ohio State                      3:13.84
   (Korbin Smith, Thomas Murdaugh,
    Marvel Brooks, Aaron Roberts)
 2. Michigan                        3:17.12
   (Nick Neuman, Carl Buchanon,
    David St. Amant, Matthew Campbell)


• Ohio State won "The Dual" for the third straight time. In addition to its win on Saturday, the Buckeyes also won both of last year's meetings.

• Of the last 15 events contested, Ohio State won nine, while Michigan won six.

• Despite the loss, Michigan still holds a 20-6 record against Ohio State in "The Dual" (indoors only).

• Dennis' mark in the weight throw was second-best in school history to former U-M standout Sean Pruitt (2006-10), who threw 69-4 feet in 2009.

• James broke the seven-foot barrier in the high jump for the second straight week. He jumped 7-0 1/2 feet last Saturday at the Eastern Michigan Invitational.

• Greenlee set the meet record in the pole vault previously held by Ohio State's Heath Nickels with a height of 16-0 3/4 feet. Greenlee broke it by eight inches.

• "The Dual" also marked the collegiate debuts for freshman Nathan Karr, Nick Kern and Matt Popielarz. All three ran on the 800-meter run and the mile run.


Michigan Head Coach Fred LaPlante
On "The Dual" ... "Well, it was a great atmosphere. It was certainly a tall challenge for our guys, but I felt they really competed. I thought we gave a great effort and there were a few events where things were really close. If they go the other way, it would have gone down to the wire. Event to event, there were some great competition."

On how close Michigan is to beating Ohio State ... "There's no question that we are close. I think we had 15 freshmen out there today out of 32 guys, and it was a real battle for them. They performed well. I think they got respect from the Buckeyes. We're back to where we can beat them and they can beat us."

On top performances from the day ... "We had a lot of them, but two that really stand out are Ethan Dennis in the weight throw and Jack Greenlee in the pole vault. Ethan had a really tall order against a great weight throw contingent. Going into the event, they had five guys who had lifetime bests better than Ethan. It's kind of intimidating. He was basically our only thrower and all he did was go out there and win it, tossing the weight five feet further than his previous best. That was tremendous. And then in pole vault, Greenlee had an amazing performance. He was behind and ended up passing his lifetime best due to misses. The only way he could win was to jump at a height even higher."

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