Detroit Mercy - Anthony Captures Two More Wins at IPFW Saturday

Detroit Mercy - Anthony Captures Two More Wins at IPFW Saturday

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (1/26/2013) -- The University of Detroit Mercy men's indoor track and field team was in Fort Wayne, Indiana to compete in the IPFW Quadrangular on Saturday and the Titans earned a number of first place finishes as junior Charles Anthony won two more races to bring his indoor season total to seven.

The 60 meter dash featured junior Titan Anthony who topped everyone in the field of 13 with a 7.05 qualifying time and went on to win the finals at 6.99. It marked the sixth win of the indoor season for Anthony but off his personal best of 6.92 set last week at Michigan. Anthony was not done as he added his seventh win in 10 individual races running at 22.99 to top a field of 13 with teammate Vince Lefler right behind in second at 23.15.

Last week's Horizon League Indoor Field Athlete of the Week Ja'Quan Patterson was also in the 60m and established a new personal record placing third with a time of 7.09.

The high jump featured Patterson and Taylor Hennrick as the Titans finished 1-2 with Patterson leading the way at 6.71m/22-0.25 and Hennrick not far behind at 6.15m/20-2.25.

Patterson would add a third first place finish as he also captured first place in the triple jump at 13.73m/45-0.50.

In the 5000 meter race, Edwin Gay had an even-paced effort and a big kick at the end to win the race and set a new personal record of 15:20.47 and also secure the No. 8 best time in the Titan all-time list.

The 3000 meter saw Colin Creagh set a new indoor personal-best at 8:53.83 while Martin Nelkie (9:00.22 ) and Sam Felton (9:12.43) just missed setting new PR's as Nelkie was fourth and Felton was sixth.

In the mile run, Ryan Hofsess had a PR of 4:24.68.

The triple jump saw Detroit finish 1-2 as Patterson was at 13.73m/45-0.50 and Jeffrey Senecal had a jump of 12.81m/42-0.50.

The 60 meter hurdles had Lefler come in second at 8.61 while Steven Ivanics was fourth at 8.63 and Hennrick was also in that event finishing behind Ivanics in fifth with a mark of 8.76.

The weight throw saw Eric Lewis take first place at 17.48m/57-4.25 which was well above the second place finisher from Valparaiso who tossed 15.33m/50-3.50.

Justin Peguese won the high jump at 1.95m/6-4.75 in a field of seven. The shot put featured a Titan third place finish as Jeff Sherman had a toss of 14.37m/47-1.75.

The 400 meters saw Joe Raffin come in second both overall and in his heat with a mark of 51.13 while Anthony Donald won his heat and finished third overall with a time of 51.70

Bob Radlich finished second in the 800 meter at 1:59.66 while Chris Smalley was third at 1:59.95. Freshman Josh Carolin led for 750 meters of the race before finishing at 2:00.96 in seventh place.

The 4x400 meter relay had the UDM men win as Lefler (51.3), Donald (51.2), Smalley (51.5), and Raffin (50.8) ran that race to finish first with an overall time of 3:24.56.

The UDM men won all the head-to-head competitions going winning the point total 88-36 over Butler, 101-28 over Valpo, and 96-28 over Oakland.

The next meet for the Titans will come next weekend as UDM will head to Youngstown, Ohio for the YSU National Invitational Feb. 1-2.