Men's Track Takes 2nd at home opener

Relay runners come around the turn as their teammates cheer from the infield. Photo credit: Todd Lancaster
Relay runners come around the turn as their teammates cheer from the infield. Photo credit: Todd Lancaster

Meet Results

Saturday was the first of three home indoor meets for the Hillsdale College men's track team, and while some of the team's most reliable performers stepped up to score points, a couple of intriguing newcomers made their mark as well.

Hillsdale finished second with 135 points in the meet. Siena Heights was first with 153, while Ferris State was third with 72.

Senior Todd Frickey is writing one of the all-time great career stories in Charger men's track history, and he continued that Saturday. He won the 60 meter dash wth a time of 6.91 seconds. He was later sandwiched between teammates Colby Clark and Lane White, as they combined to go 1-2-3 in the 200 meter dash. Clark's time of 22.55 edged out his teammates.

Senior Ty Etechemendy, already an All-American, won two events in his home debut of 2016-17. He was first in the 400 hurdles with a time of 54.88 seconds, barely off his facility-record time, set a year ago. He also won the triple jump, clearing 14.26 meters in the event.

Freshman Merrick Canada, a safety on the Charger football team, made his indoor track debut and was impressive in the long jump, finishing third with a leap of 6.52 meters. Another third place was picked up by thrower Daniel Capek in the weight throw, with a mark of 16.41 meters.