Detroit Mercy Men - Patterson Earns First and Second Place in Jumps

Detroit Mercy Men - Patterson Earns First and Second Place in Jumps

Provided by Detroit Mercy 

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (1/19/2013) -- The University of Detroit Mercy indoor men's track and field team competed in the Jack Harvey Invitational in Ann Arbor on Saturday and senior Ja'Quan Patterson captured a first place finish in the long jump and a second place spot in the triple jump for the Titans.

Patterson won the long jump with a distance of 6.88m/22-7 in a field of 11 jumpers. He was also second in the triple jump with a leap of 13.72m/45-0.25.

Other field events saw Justin Peguese tie for third in the high jump at 1.95m/6-4.75 while Jeff Sherman came in fifth in the shot put and set a new indoor personal best of 14.72m/48-3.50.

Charles Anthony ran a qualifying time of 7.04 and set another personal record in the 60-meter race but could not keep his win streak alive after not losing a head-to-head match-up in six previous races this season as he placed in a tie for third. He would run a 6.92, just behind the third place mark of 6.91 on the Titan all-time list set by Earle Lloyd in 1984. Anthony finished behind US Olympian Jeff Porter who ran unattached and Justin Clarke from Michigan who both timed in at 6.87 in a first place tie that Clarke would earn the edge based on qualifying time.

Anthony also ran the 200-meter race and finished eighth with a time of 23.30.

The 3000-meter race had Bob Radlich set a new personal record running the distance in 8:46.89 to place third with Ryan Hofsess (8:59.56), Martin Nelkie (9:00.05), and Colin Creagh (9:02.53) all in that event as well. The mark from Radlich was just outside the Titan top 10 list behind the time of 8:46.63 set by Dan Zinser in 2006.

In the 600-meter race, Chris Smalley came in seventh with a time of 1:24.61 while Colton Wirgau made his collegiate debut in the event timing in at 1:26.24 which was good for ninth place.

Alex Wesche and Joshua Carolin made their debut in the 600m and Wesche was leading coming around on the gun lap where he held the lead until the home stretch where he would end up finishing third at 1:58.30 while Carolin came in sixth at 1:59.97. Another freshman in Derek Gielarowski won the second heat in the mile run at 4:32.7 to place ninth overall.

Detroit will prepare for its next meet this Saturday as UDM will participate in the IPFW Quadrangular in Fort Wayne, Indiana with a start time scheduled for 11:00 a.m.