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Aaron Leskow anchored the DMR at the Penn Relays on Friday.
Courtesy: Kati Polaski
Men's Track DMR Cruises to Second at Penn Relays
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  04/25/2014

PHILADELPHIA – Sophomore Quinn Davis, freshman Eddison Gulama, junior Steve Butenewicz, and senior Aaron Leskow earned the silver in the College Men's Distance Medley to lead five SJU relays at the 120th running of the Penn Relays on Friday, April 25. 

The DMR boasted a season-best time of 9:50.94, which stands just over six seconds off from the Saint Joseph's school record. 

In their first collegiate Penn Relays, Davis opened the race with a 1200m split of 3:02.96 while Gulama ran the 400m second leg in 48.09 - nearly two seconds faster than his PR in the individual event. 

"I just wanted to get out as fast as I could," said Davis. "I didn't want to go out in front, but I wanted to be there with the top pack and just go through the first two laps with them and just finish as hard as I could."

Butenewicz posted a 1:52.66 split on the 800m and Leskow came through with a 1600m anchor leg split of 4:07.26. Leskow edged out Harvard's Tom Purnell to lead the Hawks to the second-place finish. 

"There's no other place where you're going to go run and it's going to be like this," said Leskow following the race. "It's really cool to have 30,000 people get into a race like this and it's just really fun to have some great competition."

The 4x1 of sophomore Chris Banks, seniors Jon Eisemann and Derrick Henry, and sophomore Alec Peabody kicked off the day with a 43rd-place finish in a field of 86 teams. Running the anchor leg, Peabody crossed the finish line at 42.26. 

"We all ran hard coming off of injuries," said Banks. "I think we ran well for this point in the season and we expect to go faster at A-10s."

Banks, Henry, and Peabody returned to the track just an hour later to run the 4x2 alongside rookie second leg Torey Doaty. SJU's 4x2 finished in 1:26.79 - just .27 off of the school record - to take 19th in a field of 49. Banks, Torey, Henry, and Peabody will now advance to the Men's 4x200m IC4A race, scheduled for Saturday afternoon at 2:40 p.m.

The 4x4 of senior Griff Roberts, junior Matthew McGarvey, senior Peter Larmann, and Doaty placed 41st out of 86 relays in 3:16.74. With the performance, the group boasted SJU's top outdoor 4x4 of the season by over two seconds and becomes SJU's first outdoor 4x4 to qualify for the 2014 IC4A Outdoor Championships. 

The Hawks closed out the day with a 28th-place showing in the Sprint Medley Relay. Banks led off his third relay of the day and was joined by freshman Kevin Barry, senior Christopher Kinney, and junior Brady Deckert as the group crossed the finish line in 3:32.99. 

Saint Joseph's returns to action tomorrow afternoon as Banks, Torey, Henry, and Peabody will compete in the IC4A 4x2 and the 4x8 of junior Jamie Gentile, Gulama, McGarvey, and Butenewicz will race at 4:40 p.m. 

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