Posted: Apr 24, 2010
PAINESVILLE, OHIO – The sprint relay teams had big days for the Lake Erie College track and field teams Saturday (April 25) at the Ashland Alumni Open as both the men's and women's 4x100-meter teams shattered the previous school marks in those events.
Freshmen Andrea Boyd (Bedford, Ohio/Bedford), Ethan Snyder (Salesville, Ohio/Buckeye Trail) and Chris Burrows (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood Madison) also had solid days individually for the Storm.
The women's 4x100 team freshmen quartet of Boyd, Whitney Johnson (Oakwood Village, Ohio/Bedford) , Colleen Bednar (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) and Kaitlyn Holland (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North) won the event with a time of 47.90 seconds, beating their previous mark by over half a second.
Burrows, Snyder, sophomore Joe Lockard (Columbus, Ohio/Circleville) and freshman Quinton Harley (Rochester, N.Y./Edison Tech) finished second in the men's 4x100, but ran a time of 41.85 which was well ahead of the old record of 42.55.
The trio of Burrows, Snyder and Harley ran the 4x400-meter relay with freshman Isaac Snyder (Salesville, Ohio/Buckeye Trail) and finished second with a time of 3:18.96, just missing their own record of 3:18.89.
Snyder blasted the field in the 400-meter hurdles, as his time of 53.09 seconds was 0.4 faster than the runner-up and almost a full second faster than the school record. Harley finished fourth in the event at 54.41 seconds.
One day after setting the school record in the women's 100-meter dash, Boyd took down the 100-meter hurdle mark, running it in 14.65 seconds for a fifth-place finish. She also just missed the 100-sprint mark, also finishing fifth there with a time of 12.47 seconds.
Burrows finished second in both the 100-meters (10.64) and 200-meters (21.68). The 100 time just beat the school record (10.65) while the 200 time just missed (21.54).
In the men's pole vault, freshman Eric Klucar (Medina, Ohio/Highland) placed fifth by clearing 14' 7 1/2”. That distance was tied for the third-highest on the day.
The teams are back in action next weekend at the University of Toledo Open on Friday night (April 30) and the Jesse Owens Classic at Ohio State University on Saturday (May 1).