Detroit Mercy - Anthony Tops Field in 200 Meters in Ypsilanti

Detroit Mercy - Anthony Tops Field in 200 Meters in Ypsilanti

Provided by Detroit Mercy

YPSILANTI, Mich. (4/20/2013) -- The University of Detroit Mercy men's outdoor track and field team was in Ypsilanti on Friday and Saturday to compete in the Eastern Michigan University Twilight and Charles Anthony won the 200 meters with a time of 22.00 despite it being a little bit colder than the 75 degree weather a week ago in California.

Anthony captured the first place title in the 200m, in a field of 29, which was just off his personal best of 21.98. He was also fifth in the 100 meter dash with an 11.07 mark on two days there were windy and chilly with temperatures hovering around the 40 degree mark.

Nevertheless, the Titans still competed at Rynearson Stadium where Detroit will host the 2013 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 3-5.

Teams from Adrian, Concordia (Mich.), Hillsdale, IUPUI, Macomb Community College, Marygrove, Michigan, Oakland, Wayne State, Western Michigan, as well as Eastern Michigan were all participating in the two-day event.

Ja'Quan Patterson was in his hometown of Ypsilanti and captured the long jump title with a 6.92m/22-8 jump.

The 400 meter hurdles event had a pair of Titans perform well as Vince Lefler (54.67) and Aviram Campbell (54.79) both had good times. Lefler placed fourth and Campbell was fifth with Campbell just off his personal record of 54.32.

Ryan Hofsess (4:04.89) and Joshua Carolin (4:06.53) both set personal records in the 1500 meter run as Hofsess came in fifth place and Carolin was close behind in sixth.

Bob Radlich was fourth in the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.50 while Carolin was seventh at 1:56.00.

George Holman had a new personal record of 8:55.50 in the 3000 meter run as he placed sixth.

Steven Ivanics was fourth in the 110 meter hurdles at 14.90 and Joe Raffin was third in the 400 meter run with a mark of 50.37.

The 4x100 meter relay team of Patterson, Colton Wirgau, Taylor Hennrick, Anthony ran a time of 43.42 to place third while the 4x400 meter relay foursome of Lefler, Anthony Donald, Chris Smalley, and Raffin was second with a 3:23.27 time.

In the high jump, Justin Peguese had a jump of 1.95m/6-4.

Detroit has one more week of preparation before the Horizon League Championships. In the final competition next weekend, the Titans will separate and head to different meets at Hillsdale, Central Michigan, and Drake.