UDM - Nelkie Moves Into Titan Top 10 in 5000 Meter Run

UDM - Nelkie Moves Into Titan Top 10 in 5000 Meter Run

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HILLSDALE, Mich. (4/26/2014) -- The University of Detroit Mercy men's outdoor track and field team competed in the final tune-up before the Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships next weekend. The Titans were competing at the Hillsdale Relays in Hillsdale, Mich. and the UDM throwers were at the Highlander Invitational in Radford, Va.

At Hillsdale, Martin Nelkie ran the 5000 meter distance race and moved into the Titan Top 10 with a PR of 15:01.55 for the No. nine spot. He came in 15th of 144 and ran the fifth-best mark in the league heading into the outdoor championships. Austin Wigent was not far off Nelkie's mark with a run of 15:04.55 and finishing 17th.

Charles Anthony was third in the 100 meter dash following up his performance at Ohio State last week with a personal best of 10.70, which currently tops the Horizon League, and also had a time of 21.74 in the 200 meter run.

Sam Felton improved on his personal best by over 26 seconds in the steeplechase and moved into the Titan Top All-Time 10 with a mark of 9:51.24 and the No. 8 Titan spot. Ylli Alla also recorded a PR in the steeplechase with a run of 10:02.17 and was leading until the last 800 meters when teammate Felton passed him.

Khalil Parris was eighth of 16 in the 400 meter dash with a mark of 49.23, the third-best mark in the Horizon League. He was also in the 400 meter hurdles and ran a time of 57.42 for sixth place.

Ilia Panev had a win in the high hurdles with a time of 15.30 finishing first topping a field of 14. Panev also was in the 400 meter hurdles and he placed sixth at 57.39 in a field of 20.

At the Highlander Invitational, Detroit Titans Assistant Track and Field Coach Brian Richotte returned to his alma mater with the Titan throwers and Eric Lewis set a new personal best in the discuss throw with a mark of 44.91m and finish eighth in a field of 30. In the hammer throw, Lewis had a toss of 59.41m and finished in third place while Colin Cashner had a launching of 56.43m and placed fifth in the field of 22.

The Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be up next for the Titans and that competition will be in Youngstown, Ohio May 2-4 and hosted by Youngstown State.

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