DU Men Set 2 School Records Sat.
April 2, 2005
Pittsburgh, Pa. - Senior Luchin Lee established a new school hurdles mark while DU's 400 meter quartet set a new standard for the third week in a row as Duquesne's men's outdoor track & field team finished third at the Western Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Championships Saturday at Carnegie Mellon's Gesling Stadium.
The Dukes also broke or tied five meet records and won four events in the 15-team competition.
Lee, who broke his own Duquesne record in the 400 meter hurdles last weekend, repeated this feat in the 110 high hurdles at CMU. His fourth place time of 15.51, in the preliminaries, topped the record he set as a junior at the 2004 Atlantic 10 Championships.
And the 400 meter relay team of Justin Gunter, Gary Malinko, Ryan Wotus and Todd Mills finished in second place with a time of 3:19.60 -- which broke the mark set last week at the Raleigh Relays (3:20.51) -- which had topped the time of 3:22.59 put in at the season opener at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.
Lee's first place finish of 55.28 in the 400 meter hurdles set a new meet mark. Joining Lee with firsts were senior Pat McGuire in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (9:34.25) and senior Chuck Mohan's effort in the discuss. Mohan's toss of 153 feet, 10 inches tied his own meet mark set last season.
DU's 800 meter relay team, the fourth DU first place finishers, won the competition in 7:54.50 which broke the meet mark of 8:00.64 set last year by the Dukes.
Senior Ryan Bender's third place finish of 33:14.50 in the 10,000 meter run topped the time of Duquesne's Sam Shea, set in 2003. CMU's Mike Bridenbaugh set the new WPIC mark of 32:39.90.
Duquesne next heads to the University of Virginia's Lou Onesty/Milton Abramson Invitational which will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 15th & 16th in Charlottesville, Va.
1) Robert Morris University 149.50 2) University of Pittsburgh 148 3) Duquesne University 127 4) Indiana University of PA 70 5) Carnegie Mellon University 61 6) Geneva College 46.50 7) Allegheny College 33.50 8) Juniata College 27 9) Penn State Behrend 26 10) Thiel College 25 11) Clarion University 23 12) Slippery Rock University 16 13) Washington & Jefferson Col 13 14) Grove City College 9.50 15) Saint Vincent College 4
Duquesne point scorers
400 meter Todd Mills 2nd 49.97 Justin Gunter 6th 50.94 John Heinlein 8th 51.44 800 meter Gary Malinko 2nd 1:54.8 Ed Guekfi 4th 1:58.6 Joe Winans 7th 2:00.7 1500 meter Zach Dorman 2nd 4:01.44 Chris Horvat 3rd 4:04.80 3000M steeplechase Pat McGuire 1st 9:34.25+ Tom Slosky 3rd 9:41.55 Steve New 4th 10:07.04 5000 meter Brent Rogus 8th 15:26.9 10000 meter Ryan Bender 3rd 33:14.5+ 110M hurdles Luchin Lee 4th 15.69 15.51 in prelims* 400M hurdles Luchin Lee 1st 55.28+ 4X400M relay 2nd 3:19.60* 4X800M relay 1st 7:54.5+ Triple jump Ryan Shaver 6th 42-04.00 Shot put Chuck Mohan 2nd 49-08.50 Discuss Chuck Mohan 1st 153-10++ Hammer Bob Healy 5th 139-06
* set new Duquesne record