MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Four Mustangs took to the course on what was a unique spring day in Michigan for this season. On Saturday (04/27) at Central Michigan University, the Mustangs ran in their best conditions of 2013 as the sun shined and the wind remained mostly at bay for the 2013 Lyle Bennett Open.
The Mustangs were paced by another stellar effort from sophomore leader Robert Crockett (Detroit, Mich./King). Crockett would cross the finish line at 4:28.38 in the 1500m run – the first of two events for the sophomore on the afternoon. Later, Crockett dashed into 25th place in a loaded field with an 800m time of 2:05.65. The time topped a few other runners in the field and was good for his best outdoor time of his sophomore campaign.
Jalen Wilson (Detroit, Mich./CMA) had a successful day in the 200m dash after placing 22nd and toppling a NCAA opponent with a time of 24.64. Akil Prowell (Detroit, Mich./Crockett) and Jonathan Rutkowski (Riverview, Mich./Gabriel Richard) each toed the line in the 3,000 meter run and finished in 16th and 17th place with times of 10:14.86 and 11:51.28 respectively.
Prowell's time tied a previous mark set during the indoor season at Grand Valley State University.
On May 3, the Mustangs will invade Grand Rapids for a shot at individual titles in their inaugural WHAC Outdoor Championship. The event will take place at Houseman Field hosted by Aquinas College. More information regarding the 2013 WHAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships can be found here.