Men's Track and Field Opens Indoor Season at Notre Dame - Detroit Mercy

Men's Track and Field Opens Indoor Season at Notre Dame - Detroit Mercy

Provided by Detroit Mercy

DETROIT – The men's track and field team opened the indoor season by competing in the Blue and Gold Invitational hosted by Notre Dame. There was no team scoring at the meet.

Vince Lefler earned a first place victory in the 500-meter dash with his personal-best time of 1:06.57. Teammates Anthony Donald Taylor Hennrick, Joe LaRocca, and Aviram Campbell also competed. Donald placed third in the event (1:09.05) while the other three Titans finished fifth through seventh respectively.

Lefler was one of three Titans to impact the 60-meter hurdle race. Campbell was the first Titan to cross the line at 8.36. He finished in second place overall. Steven Ivanics was close behind landing him in third place overall with a personal record time of 8.52, while Lefler rounded out the effort with a fourth place finish (8.57).

Detroit had two teams post respectable times in the 4x400-meter relay. The team of Campbell, Vushaun Landrum, Joe LaRocca, and Jeffrey Senecal placed fourth with a time of 3:30.44, while the team of Donald, Hennrick, Lefler, and Ja'Quan Patterson were next in line with a fifth place finish (3:31.60).

Charles Anthony and Landrum each ran well in the 60-meter dash. Anthony placed fourth with a time of 7.11 (PR), while Landrum was right behind him in fifth clocking in at 7.15. The duo of Anthony and Landrum finished back-to-back in the 200-meter dash as well but this time it was Landrum finishing as the top Titan with a time of 22.86 for a fourth place finish, and Anthony taking fifth with a time of 22.87.

Geroge Homan made his Titan debut in the mile. Holman placed fifth overall clocking in at 4:37.77. Teammate Chris Smalley took sixth place overall with a time of 4:41.24.

Edwin Gay ended the night with a 13th place finish in the 5000-meter run. Gay crossed the finish line at 15:38.03 which is his indoor personal-best. Martin Nelkie also set a PR by finishing 15th with a time of 15:41.82.

Jeffrey Senecal placed fifth in the high jump competition. Senecal set a personal record by clearing 6-3.25 (1.91m). Freshman Justin Peguese also participated in the high jump. He tied for seventh overall by clearing 6-1.25 (1.86m).

Ja'Quan Patterson performed well in both the long and triple jump events. Patterson took fourth place in the long jump with a distance of 22-0.25 (6.71). He moved to third place overall in the triple with a mark of 43-11.75 (13.40m).

Peguese and Hennrick also recorded top ten finishes in the long jump. Peguese made his Titan debut in the event with a sixth place finish (20-10 / 6.35m), while Hennrick claimed eighth (20-5.75 / 6.24m).

Eric Lewis was the lone competitor for Detroit in the shot put and weight throw. Lewis finished 11th in the shot put with a distance of 39-9.75 (12.13m) and his mark of 14.12m placed him in 10th place in the weight throw.