Detroit Mercy - Lewis, Peguese Both Take First Place Finishes

Detroit Mercy - Lewis, Peguese Both Take First Place Finishes

Provided by Detroit Mercy

WINDSOR, Ont. -- The Titan track and field teams split up this weekend and sent a number of 5000m runners to a meet at Grand Valley State Friday while the other individuals headed to Windsor for indoor competition on Saturday.

The Titans saw two first place finishes Saturday as Eric Lewis in the weight throw and Justin Peguese in the high jump both came out on top in their field.

In the weight throw, Lewis had a toss of 16.82m to place first in the event and Jeff Sherman came in with a throw of 14.10m. Lewis also finished fourth in the shot put at 12.67m and Sherman right behind him again at 12.15m.

In the high jump, Peguese nearly cleared 2m with 1.90m, 1.95m and 1.98m jumps which was good enough for a first place finish edging out eight other competitors.

Taylor Hennrick finished fifth in the pentathlon with 3305 points as he improved upon his previous mark. Anthony Donald came in ninth at 2743.

In the 60m dash, Vushaun Landrum timed in at 7.06 and Charles Anthony at 7.16 in the preliminaries. In the 300m race, Landrum ran a 35.90, the sixth best Titan mark on record.

In the 60m hurdles, Steven Ivanics qualified with an 8.41 time to claim the new eighth best Titan time and finished fifth overall.

Matt Mahler was looking to capture a third straight 1000m first place finish for the Titans in the meet at Windsor after claiming the title last year and following Alex Gould in front the year before that. Mahler wound up placing third this year with a 2:35.25 mark after a fall involving Mahler wound up the third position. Also in the distance, Alex Harris placed second in the 3000m timing in at 8:46.16.

In Windsor, the men's team finished in third place behind Windsor and Western Ontario.

On the big track at Grand Valley State, Edwin Gay timed in with a nice even pace and lowered his indoor PR to 15:29.72 to finish as the Titan placing 88th of 176. Erik Westbrook had a time of 16:01.06 with Sam Felton right behind at 16:04.60.

The next event for the men's track and field team will be at the Silverston International in Ann Arbor hosted by Michigan on Saturday.