Dukes Establish 4 New Records At U. Va.
April 16, 2005
Charlottesville, Va. - Duquesne University's men's outdoor track and field team set four new school records Saturday at the University of Virginia's Lou Onesty / Milton G. Abramson Invitational at Lannigan Track. The Dukes, whose distance runners were simultaneously competing at the Bucknell Oudoor Classic, finished 11th in the 18 team competition.
Sophomore Luchin Lee set a new 400 meter hurdles mark of 54.79 breaking his previous school record of 54.84 accomplished at last month's Raleigh Relays. Fellow soph Todd Mills finished the 400 meter dash in 49.46 eclipsing the standard of 49.95 he also set at Raleigh.
Junior Ryan Wotus broke his Duquesne pole vault record of 14 feet, 1.25 inches set at the VCU Ram Invitational on March 18th. Wotus's leap of 15 feet, 1 inch this weekend was almost a full foot higher than his previous top height.
And for the fourth time in four competitions this season, Duquesne's 4 x 400 meter relay team (Justin Gunter, Lee, John Heinlein and Mills) set a new school record of 3:19.25; their previous best was 3:19.60 at the April 2nd Western Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Championships.