Ag comm student jumps to NCAA championship

Zack Bazile

Senior agricultural communication major Zack Bazile jumped 8.37 meters, or 27 feet, 5.5 inches to earn first place in the long jump at the NCAA Division 1 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon in June.

Bazile becomes the first NCAA Champion for the Buckeyes since Chris Nelloms won the 200 meter dash in 1993, and is the first long jump champion since Joe Green in 1989.

Bazile, from Montvale, N.J., also received a Big Ten Athlete of the Year award and was named Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year. He was also part of Ohio State's relay team, which was the national runner-up in the final race with a time of 38.75.