Detroit Mercy - Radlich Places Third in 1500 Meters at Toledo
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TOLEDO, Ohio (3/30/2013) -- The University of Detroit Mercy outdoor men's track and field team started the 2013 season this weekend and senior Bob Radlich was one of the top Titan finishers coming in third in the 1500 meter race at Toledo on Saturday. Three distance runners went to Cincinnati on Friday while the remainder of the team competed in the Toledo Collegiate Challenge Friday and Saturday in Toledo.
Radlich ran the 1500m on Saturday at Toledo finishing with a new personal best of 3:57.92 for third place and for his efforts, he moved into the No. 9 spot on the all-time Titan list. Radlich was also in the 800 meters and came in sixth with a time of 1:57.08 in a race that also featured freshman Joshua Carolin who ran 1:55.85 and placed third.
In Toledo, Colin Cashner made his official Titan debut in the hammer throw tossing 51.96m/170-6 to come out in sixth place and move into No. 5 on the all-time Titan list.
Ja'Quan Patterson was the runner-up in the high jump with a leap of 6.98m/22-11. The jump set a new personal outdoor best beating his old high mark of 6.92m he recorded in 2011. Patterson was also in the triple jump and he came in fifth at 13.71m/44-11.75.
Charles Anthony was second in the 100 meter race with a time of 10.93 and just off his personal best. Anthony was also in the 200 meters clocking in at 21.98 and did not miss a PR in this race. He finished third overall and ran with a time under 22 seconds to join five other Titans before him and slid into the No. 6 all-time Titan mark.
In the 110 meter hurdles, Steven Ivanics posted a time of 14.83 to place sixth. Fifth year senior Aviram Campbell made his 2013 debut in the same event with a ninth place finish and a time of 15.09 while Vince Lefler was right behind at 15.19 in 10th.
The 400 meter hurdles had Lefler come in with the eighth best time and a mark of 55.30 while Anthony Donald placed 12th overall with a time of 56.75
In the 5000 meter event, Derek Gielarowski was fifth at 15:29.
Detroit also sent three distance runners to Cincinnati on Friday to compete in the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational. Martin Nelkie came in seventh and set a new personal best with a time of 31:34.93 and moved into No. 5 on the all-time Titan list. Edwin Gay was 12th clocking in at 32:24.49 while Sam Felton also competed and came in 17th at 33:30.33.
The next meet for Detroit will be its annual home meet as UDM will host Oakland on Saturday, April 6 at 3:00 p.m. The event is free and the annual Open Mile and Kids Race are both open to the public. Those interested should contact Brad Fairchild at 313-993-1736 or email at [email protected] Click HERE for more info.