Detroit Mercy - Men's Track and Field Places Second at Eastern Michigan

Detroit Mercy - Men's Track and Field Places Second at Eastern Michigan

Provided by Detroit Mercy 

YPSILANTI, Mich. (1/10/2014) -- The University of Detroit Mercy men's indoor track and field team competed at the Bowen Fieldhouse on the campus of Eastern Michigan on Friday evening and came out with a second place finish with 69 points.

The event was a triangular meet with Detroit, Oakland, and the host team from Eastern Michigan competing and the UDM men's team claiming a second place finish behind host EMU with 69 points but ahead of third place Oakland who had 42 points. #BeatOakland

In the weight throw, senior Eric Lewis was third while junior Colin Cashner had a personal best of 15.00 meters which was almost two meters better than his previous best of 13.26m.

In the mile run, redshirt freshman Austin Wigent ran 4:21.18 to place fourth. The other long distance race saw UDM freshman Ryan Leahy set a personal record at 8:54.24 and come in third while senior Sam Felton had a PR at 9:03.27 and junior Ylli Alla clocked in at 9:05.90.

Freshman Brandon Wilks ran 7.03 and was second in the 60 meter dash while senior Charles Anthony was just behind at a 7.05 mark.

Senior Steven Ivanics ran an 8.51 in the 60 meter hurdles while freshman Ilia Panev had an 8.61 and fellow freshman Jacob Whitting had a 9.09.

Freshman Khalil Parris had a time of 50.68 in the 400 meter run and also anchored the 4x400 meter relay team to a second place finish.

Sophomore Joshua Carolin led the 800 meter race for 750 meters but came in with a third place finish and a strong time of 1:56.08.

The next meet for the Titans is scheduled for Jan. 18 as UDM will compete in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan.

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