PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Freshman sprinter Chris Burrows (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood Madison) ran a blistering 21.18 seconds in the 200-meters on the new surface at Indiana University on Friday (May 7) to both set a school record and hit the NCAA Division II provisional qualifying mark at the Billy Hayes Invitational.
Burrows placed third overall in the race and broke his own school record of 21.54 seconds. His time is currently the 10th fastest in the country and was just .18 seconds away from hitting the automatic cut.
He joins classmate Ethan Snyder (Salesville, Ohio/Buckeye Trail) as provisional qualifiers. Snyder reached that mark in the 400-meter hurdles earlier this season at Ashland University (53.09 seconds).
The pair teamed with fellow freshman Isaac Snyder (Salesville, Ohio/Buckeye Trail) and sophomore Joe Lockard (Columbus, Ohio/Circleville) to run 42.31 seconds in the 4x100-meter relay, their second fastest time of the season.
On the women's side, the 4x100 team of freshmen Colleen Bednar (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick), Andrea Boyd (Bedford, Ohio/Bedford), Kaitlyn Holland (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington) and Whitney Johnson (Oakwood Village, Ohio/Bedford) set a school record with a time of 47.76 seconds.
While Burrows and company were setting marks on the track in the Hoosier State, a couple other members of the Storm teams were breaking Lake Erie field records at the Slippery Rock University Qualifier in Pennsylvania.
Sophomore John Hokavar (Perry, Ohio/Perry) threw the discus 152' 5” to beat his previous record by a foot and a half, while classmate Alex Ardo (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) set the women's javelin record with a throw of 86' 3”.
The Storm is set to compete next weekend at the Allegheny College Gator Invitational on Saturday, May 14.