Posted: Apr 17, 2010
PAINESVILLE, Ohio – The Lake Erie men's and women's track teams put on some impressive performances at this weekend's All-Ohio Track and Field Championships, hosted by Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
The men's team finished in eighth place in the meet with 26.5 points, beating such Division I opponents as Xavier, Dayton, Youngstown State and Ohio. The women's team finished tied for 13th with Xavier, finishing with six points. Cincinnati won the men's side of the meet with 154 points, followed by Kent State and Akron. Kent State was the women's winner with Akron and Cincinnati rounding out the top three. Future GLIAC foe Ashland was the top finisher among the Division II/NAIA ranks in both the men's and women's meets.
The Storm's top performances came in the men's 400-meter hurdles, in which three athletes finished in the scoring column. Freshman Quinton Harley (Rochester, N.Y./Edison Tech) finished in second place – the highest of any Storm athlete at the meet – with a time of 54.88 seconds. Brothers Ethan and Isaac Snyder (Salesville, Ohio/Buckeye Trail) finished in sixth and eighth places, respectively. Lake Erie picked up 12 points in that event alone.
Freshman Chris Burrows (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison) finished in a tie for fourth in the 200-meter dash with a school-record time of 21.54 seconds. He also scored four more points with a great performance in the 100-meter dash, placing fifth, with a time of 10.79 seconds.
Ethan Snyder, Isaac Snyder, Harley and Burrows set a school-record in the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:18.89, giving them a sixth-place finish.
Freshman Eric Klucar (Medina, Ohio/Highland) cleared 4.35 meters in the pole vault finals to finish in sixth place and earn three points for the Storm.
Sophomore John Hokavar (Perry, Ohio/Perry) established a school record in the discus throw with a toss of 150 feet, 11 inches. It gave him an 11th place finish.
Also, freshman Jimmy Hudd (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor/Ashland) set a school record in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15:41.50. Classmate Kyle Griffith (Painesville, Ohio/Harvey/Capital) ran the 10,000-meter run in a school-record setting 33:07.04.
The women's track team also set a pair of school records in the meet. The 4x100 relay team – consisting of freshmen Colleen Bednar (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick), Kaitlyn Holland (Pickerington, Ohio/North), Whitney Johnson (Oakwood Village, Ohio/Bedford) and Andrea Boyd (Bedford, Ohio/Bedford) – finished with a record-time of 48.54 seconds, blowing out the previous low by more than two seconds. The relay team finished in eighth place in the meet.
Bednar also established a school record in the long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 6.5 inches to finish in eighth place.
Sophomore Stephanie Rogers (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) finished in seventh place in the high jump with a high of 1.60 meters in the finals.
Boyd also placed seventh in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.05 seconds in the finals.
The Storm are back in action on Friday (April 23) at the Oberlin Open at 3 p.m. before traveling to Ashland on Saturday (April 24) for the Ashland Alumni Open.