Detroit Mercy - Men's Track and Field Wrap Up Busy Travel Weekend
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MT. PLEASANT- Mich. -- The men's track and field team split up this weekend with athletes heading to different events in opposite directions in the final weekend before the Horizon League Outdoor Championships next weekend.
Alex Harris competed in the 10000m Thursday evening at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, IA and ran under 31 minutes with a career best of 30:55.26 placing 21st and setting the new #2 Titan all-time mark.
Also at Drake, the shuttle hurdle relay team of Steven Ivanics, Taylor Hennrick, Vince Lefler, and Aviram Campbell came in second in the heat and fifth overall on Saturday with a 60.37 time in the 4x110H event.
In the 100m dash at the Hillsdale Gina Relays at Hillsdale, Vushaun Landrum ran 11.11 winning his heat and tying for the second best mark overall.
Also at Hillsdale, Matt Mahler ran 1:55.50 in the 800m and the 1500m saw Bob Radlich complete the event in 4:04.35 placing 19th of 60 while George Holman had a time of 4:11.01 in 33rd. Martine Nelkie was also at Hillsdale and in the 5000m, he clocked in with a mark of 15:21.98 for 36th of 104 which was a new PR.
On Friday, the Kip Janvrin Open at Simpson College in Indianola, IA was the meet for four Titan hurdlers. It was a windy day for the 110m hurdles event and all four Titan participants in the race finished in the top ten. Ivanics was fourth (15.05), Campbell fifth (15.15), Lefler sixth (15.26) and Hennrick was tenth (15.78).
The Lyle Bennett Open at Central Michigan is where the remainder of the men's team was in action for a Saturday meet. Eric Lewis came in eighth in the hammer throw with a launching of 161 feet and five inches while he placed 10th in the discus with a throw of 145-04.
Justin Peguese came in fourth in the high jump with a 1.95m leap. Ja'Quan Patterson came in third with a long jump of 6.46m and also placed in the triple jump coming in seventh at 12.72m.
Other Titans in competition saw Charles Anthony In the 100m running it in 11.23 placing fourth overall and Chris Smalley finishing ninth in the 800m at 1:58.94.
The 4x400m relay team also stood out as Joe LaRocca, Smalley, Ryan Hofsess, and Joe Raffin come in second with a time of 3:26.23.
The Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships are set for next weekend at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Wauwatosa, WI as the Milwaukee Panthers will serve as host this year.