(WCMH) — When an Ohio State athlete breaks a record previously owned by Jesse Owens, it grabs attention.
Ohio State sprinter Nick Gray, a Pickerington native, broke two school records this past weekend during a track meet at the University of South Carolina. The OSU 100m time Gray ran, 10.17s, broke Owens’s school record which had stood for more than 80 years. Gray also ran a 20.20s in the 200m dash, breaking a record which had stood more than 25 years.
Gray, a senior at OSU, already owns several Big Ten sprinting records and won two state championships as a high school sprinter at Pickerington North.