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Burrows Races to Two Records, Four Others Set Marks at Findlay Classic

PAINESVILLE, OHIO - Freshmen sprinter Chris Burrows (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison) set two schools records and three others each set one for the Lake Erie College track and field teams this past weekend (Jan. 29-30) at the University of Findlay Classic.

Burrows ran a 7.02-second 60-meter dash during the preliminary rounds to better the previous school record by 0.13.  He later ran a 7.05 in the finals to place eighth in the event.  He ran the 200-meters in 22.25 seconds, finishing fifth in the event and beating the previous record by better than half a second.

Classmate Quinton Harley (Rochester, N.Y./Edison Tech) posted a record time of 1:23.37 in the 600-meter dash.  He and Burrows teamed with fellow freshmen Donta Covington (Akron, Ohio/North) and Ethan Snyder (Salesville, Ohio/Buckeye Trail) to finish fourth in the 4x400-meter relay in a time of 3:26.65, the second fasted time in school history.  The quartet owns the record at 3:23.43 set two weeks before.

Highlighting the distance races, junior Kyle Griffith (Painesville, Ohio/Harvey/Capital) and freshman Cody Lancaster (Eastlake, Ohio/North) ran 9:10.48 and 9:13.14, respectively, in the 3000-meter run. Both runners bettered the previous school record by more than 30 seconds.

Rounding out the record setters on the men's side was freshman Eric Klucar (Medina, Ohio/Highland) who became the first Storm athlete to clear 14-feet in the pole vault.

On the women's side, freshman Andrea Boyd (Bedford, Ohio/Bedford) qualified for the finals in both the 60-meter dash and the 60-meter hurdles.  She ran the sprint  in 8.11 seconds to tie for ninth and finished the hurdles in 9.35, good for sixth place.

Freshman Sammie Smith (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) set a benchmark in the women's 600-meter dash with a time of 1:43.85.  Sophomore Allison Wright (Columbus, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson) was close behind at 1:44.97. 

The teams return to the University of Findlay this weekend for the Findlay Open Friday afternoon, Feb. 5, and the two-day Division II Challenge on Friday night and Saturday (Feb. 6).