OSU sprinter breaks record previously held by Jesse Owens


(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.

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