Detroit Mercy - Hurdlers Dash to New Standards
Provided by Detroit Mercy
ALLENDALE, Mich. -- The Al Owens Classic at the Grand Valley State Track and Field/Lacrosse Stadium was the site for this past weekend's men's track and field meet. The event saw Detroit's hurdlers battle it out for the top spot and place third, fifth and seventh in the finals as the Horizon League Outdoor Championships are now just two weeks away.
Steven Ivanics was the top qualifier in the 110m hurdles with a new PR of 14.80. He would place fifth and was beat out by Aviram Campbell in the finals. Campbell ran 15.08 in the preliminaries and placed third in the finals with a 14.69 mark, just .03 seconds off the UDM record. Also in the 110H, Vince Lefler set a new PR first in the preliminaries and then lowered his time again to 14.93 to place seventh while also becoming the seventh Titan to record a time under 15.00.
In the 400m hurdles, Lefler came in fifth at 54.45 and Campbell ran it in 55.38. In the 800m, Bob Radlich had a time of 1:55.31 and came in seventh for Detroit. In the 400m, Joe Raffin placed eighth in the field of 42 clocking in at 49.64.
Charles Anthony set a PR in the 200m race as he ran it in 22.14 good for a sixth place finish.
In the distance runs, Colin Creagh had a new personal best in the 5000m with a time of 15:24.89 and came in sixth. Edwin Gay ran the 3000m steeplechase in a time of 10:12.17. In the 1500m, Ryan Hofsess (4:08.80) and Ylli Alli (4:12.44) added new personal highs.
The men's 4x100m team of Shammah Carter, Anthony, Ivanics and Vushaun Landrum had a time of 42.41 and came in third.
The 4x400m relay of Lefler, Landrum, Joe LaRocca and Raffin came in fifth at 3:23.11.
In the field events, Ja'Quan Patterson was fifth in the long jump with a jump of 6.66m and Justin Peguese tied for fourth in the high jump with a 1.90m mark in the finals.
Detroit will have one more weekend of competition to prepare for the Outdoor Championships as they will compete in the Drake Relays, Hillsdale Relays and the Lyle Bennett Open at Central Michigan all scheduled for next week with the team to split in different directions.