March 30, 2013

DU finishes runner up at CMU

The Big Red took second at the Carnegie Mellon University Mini Invitational on Saturday afternoon in Pittsburgh, Pa.  DU totaled 129 points behind five victories and 14 top-3 finishes.

Denison freshman Jordan Patterson logged three wins at CMU on Saturday.  Patterson won both the 100 and 200-meter events, and was part of the victorious 4x100 relay team.  The rookie completed the 100 in 11.16, and posted a time of 22.68 in the 200 dash.  In the 4x100, Patterson, Joe Nichols, Ian Mulmat and Quenton Richards combined for a time of 43.67.

Also posting wins were seniors Dimonde Hale and Chad Kosanovich.  Hale, competing in his first outdoor event, won the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.82.  Kosanvich took first in the 1500 after crossing the line in 4:01.50.  The senior distance runner also picked up a fourth-place finish in the 800 with a time of 1:59.24.

Richards logged three top-3 performances on the day.  The freshman sprinter finished runner-up in the 100 dash (11.26) and high jump (5-08.50), and was third in the 200-meter event (23.40).  Mulmat took sixth in the 200 with a time of 23.53.

Nichols and Sam Posniewski also placed second in the long jump and 400 hurdles, respectively.  Nichols recorded a jump of 19-05.25, while Posniewski clocked in at 57.13.  Mitch and Ryan Keller finished two-three in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with times of 9:55.49 and 10:08.06.  Jon Brachna took third in the 400 (51.82), while Jacob Ott placed sixth in the 1500 (4:11.38).

Andy Shaw was fourth in the discus with a toss of 134-00, while Ian Weijer threw the javelin 133-10, which landed him in sixth place.  The 4x400 relay team of Posniewski, Patterson, Brachna and Hale finished runner up with a time of 3:23.17. The foursome's time ranks eighth in school history and is the second-best time in the North Coast Athletic Conference.

Denison returns to action next Saturday at the Marv Frye Invitational hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University.