Hennrick Places Second in Decathlon at Sacramento State

Hennrick Places Second in Decathlon at Sacramento State

Provided by Detroit Mercy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (4/13/2013) -- The University of Detroit Mercy men's outdoor track and field team escaped the 40 degree temperatures in the Midwest for the sunshine and blue skies of California as the team competed in the Mondo-Mid Major Challenge in Sacramento, California that took place Thursday through Saturday in an event hosted by Sacramento State as senior Taylor Hennrick came in second in the decathlon.

Other Titans were scheduled to compete Saturday at the Don Kleinow Memorial Invitational at Siena Heights in Adrian, Michigan but the event was rescheduled due to inclement weather and Detroit will not be competing on the new date.

The multi-events were first up in competition and Hennrick was taking part in the decathlon. Hennrick started with a time of 11.29 in the 100 meters and then set a new personal best in the high jump clearing 1.82m/5-11.5. After a third place finish and time of 15.60 in the 110 meter hurdles, Hennrick was sitting fifth overall with 4032 points after six events.

Hennrick set another PR in the javelin with a throw of 39.76m/130-05 and was in fourth place heading into the final event which was the 1500 meters. Hennrick would run to a fifth place spot (4:48.91) in that event and finish fourth overall with 5861 points and his second-best personal decathlon mark.

Ja'Quan Patterson had a stellar competition placing second in the triple jump with a leap of 14.06m/46-1.50 and then coming in fifth in the long jump with a mark of 6.82m/22-4.50.

Justin Peguese had a leap of 1.95m/6-4.75 in the high jump and placed fifth overall.

In the 5000 meter distance race, Bob Radlich continued his fine season coming in sixth with a new PR at 14:51.18 and became the seventh Titan to run a sub-15 minute mark. Martin Nelkie just missed being the eighth Titan to accomplish the feat running 15:05.67 and adding another Detroit PR in the event as he placed 9th. Edwin Gay was also in that race and clocked in at 15:22.73.

In the 1500 meters, Gay was the top Titan with a time of 4:06.90 and Nelkie was not far back at 4:10.63 as both set new personal bests.

Charles Anthony ran 11.03 to place 10th in the 100 meter dash and he was also sixth in the 200 meters with a 22.11 time.

In the 800 meters, Ryan Hofsess posted a time of 1:57.32.

In the 400 meter hurdles, Aviram Campbell was sixth with a 55.21 time and Vince Lefler (55.27) and Steven Ivanics (57.95) running in that competition.

The UDM 4x400 meter relay team clocked in at 3:31.75 with Lefler, Campbell, Anthony, and Hofsess making up the foursome.

In the shot put, Jeff Sherman had a 14.02m/46-0 throw.

The Titans finished with 41 points and a seventh place finish over 19 events with the multi-events not counting for the score.

For the next UDM competition after this weekend, the Titans will not travel as far as the team will participate in the Eastern Michigan University Twilight next Friday and Saturday in Ypsilanti.