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FINDLAY, Ohio — Robert Crockett, one of a few student-athletes under the guidance of first-year head coach Tiberia Patterson, was the lone Mustang to compete in Saturday’s (Jan. 24) season-opening meet at the Findlay Classic. Known for his training of NCAA Division I and professional athletes, Patterson rolled out one of his senior leaders Saturday afternoon against a packed field in the mile event as Crockett aimed for a hot start.
Crockett (Detroit, Mich./King High School), a veteran with full collegiate slate of cross country and track experience, started the 2015 indoor campaign by clocking in with a one-mile time of 5:08.88. The time landed the senior distance runner in 23rd place out of 32 total participants, with Goshen’s Ryan Smith taking the title on the day with a time of 4:27.36.
For Crockett, the time puts the senior in striking distance of a sub-five minute time â something he has done on several occasions prior to the 2015 season. Crockett’s record run in the mile event is 4:49, set at Grand Valley State University’s Mike Lints Open back on January 18, 2013.
Patterson will lead the Mustangs into competition again Saturday (Jan. 31) at SVSU’s Jet’s Pizza Invitational.
Category: Men's Indoor Track & Field