Men’s Track Runs Strong at Adrian All-American Invitational
ADRIAN, Mich. – The men’s track and field team shook up its record books at the Adrian College All-American Invitational on Saturday. Three different Yellow Jacket runners turned in All-Ohio qualifying performances in the 1,500-meter run at the meet.
Freshman runner, Joe Davis, had the best meet of his young career. Davis set a personal record in the 800-meter run, crossing the line in 1:59.40 to move into fourth place in the conference this season, and seventh place in school history. He also placed first among DC’s trio of All-Ohio qualifiers in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:06.56, which ranks third in the HCAC and fourth in school history. Justin Perkins and Aaron Fraley posted the fourth and fifth-fastest times in the conference this season, crossing the line in 4:07.56 and 4:10.22 respectively.
Ryan Perry and Aaron Demecs led the Yellow Jackets’ sprinters. The duo moved into fourth and fifth place in the HCAC’s 200-meter dash standings this season, with Perry crossing the line in 22.83 to claim a top-10 time on DC’s all-time performances list, and Demecs finishing just a quarter-step later at 22.88.
Defiance claimed two of the top-four pole vaulting performances at the meet. Tyler Anderson led the way with a clearance of 14-05.00, just a quarter-inch off his season-best, while Dan Hardin-Wallace moved into fifth place in the HCAC standings with a mark of 13-11.00.
Other notable performers included Jordan Weber, who placed fifth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.41, and Hayden Krick who took third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:09.74.
The Defiance College track and field team will travel to Delaware, Ohio in one week to compete in the Div. III All-Ohio Championships. The meet is set to begin at noon.
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