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May 5, 2012
Detroit Mercy Men - Lewis, Hennrick Earn Runner-Up Finishes On Day Two Comments Views- 671

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WAUWATOSA, Wisc. -- Wisconsin Lutheran College in Wauwatosa, WI hosted the second day of the Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday and it was Eric Lewis and Taylor Hennrick who arose as the top UDM finishers with most events establishing qualifiers for final races on the last day Sunday.


Lewis threw the hammer 55.77m (183-00) to place second and bring in eight big points for Detroit. This brings a stellar sophomore season to a closer for Lewis after he also captured a school record and first place victory in the weight throw at the conference indoor track and field championships back in February.


The decathlon was in its final stages on day two as Hennrick came in second with 5, 772 points moving up one spot after the end of day one. He was second in the discus at 30.58m (100-04) and also second in the pole vault at 3.30m (10-10.00) and he concluded his 10th event in the 1500m with a first place finish timing in at 5:00.45. He was also third in the 110m hurdles (15.48) and third in the javelin with a 36.43m (199-06) toss.


In qualifiers, Vushaun Landrum began the defense of his 100m dash title with a qualifying time of 10.89. Charles Anthony had a time of 10.92 right behind Landrum setting a new personal best.


The 200m saw Anthony and Landrum both qualify with Anthony in front at 22.21 and Landrum at 22.27. The 400m had Joe Raffin run a 49.34 to qualify and Titan hurdlers Aviram Campbell (14.84), Vince Lefler (15.19), and Steven Ivanics (15.21) all qualified in the 110m race final set for Sunday.


In the long jump, Ja'Quan Patterson had a leap of 6.71m (22-0.25) to qualify for the final as he had the fourth best qualifying mark.


The final day of competition will be Sunday as the Titans will wrap up the conference outdoor season. CLICK HERE for links to live results and other championship information.


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