UDM Men - Kendell Captures 10,000 Meters Title at HL Outdoor Championships
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ROCHESTER, Mich. (5/1/2015) -- University of Detroit Mercy freshman Ben Kendell won the 10,000 meter run Friday during the opening day of the 2015 Horizon League Outdoor Championships, being held at Oakland University. Detroit has 16 points after day one and is in third place as a team behind Youngstown State and Valparaiso.
Kendell led from start to finish in the race, winning the 10,000 meters in 31:44.78. He won the race by nearly 13 seconds. It's Kendell's first Horizon League track and field conference title. The freshman standout broke the school record in the event earlier in the season.
Sophomore Ryan Leahy made it two Titans in the top five with a fifth-place finish in the 10,000 meter run. He had a time of 32:08.35. Freshman Miles Kelleher ran a time of 34:50.65 in the event for the Titans.
Senior Eric Lewis scored valuable points for Detroit in the discus. He placed fourth in the event with a best toss of 45.28 meters (148' 7"). Junior Jake Millyard finished 10th in the discus with a throw of 42.03 meters (137' 11").
Sophomore Jacob Whitting competed in both the decathlon and javelin for Detroit. In the decathlon, Whitting was second in the 400 meter dash (52.39) and third in the shot put (8.87 meters/29' 1.25") and finished the day in fourth place overall with 2,819 points, just 22 points out of third place. Five events remain on Saturday in the decathlon. Whitting also reached a distance of 37.54 meters (123' 2") in the javelin.
The 2015 Horizon League Outdoor Championships will continue on Saturday with events slated to being at 9:00 a.m. Tickets are available for purchase each day at the championships. A Day Pass for Saturday and Sunday are $10 for each day. A two-day pass is $15 and a three-day pass is $20. Children five years and younger get in for free and Horizon League students also gain entrance for free with their Student ID.