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Crockett Opens 2015 Season in the Mile Event

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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 – 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.

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