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Snyder Breaks 53 Seconds, Burrows Runs Two Strong Races at Georgia Tech

Snyder Breaks 53 Seconds, Burrows Runs Two Strong Races at Georgia Tech

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – NCAA provisional qualifier Ethan Snyder (Salesville, Ohio/Buckeye Trail) moved into the top-10 with another school-record performance and classmate Chris Burrows (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood Madison) ran two strong individual races for the Lake Erie College Track and Field Teams at the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday (May 15).

Snyder cracked 53 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles for the first time, running 52.24, the 10th fastest time in NCAA Division II this season to date.  His previous best was 53.09 seconds set on April 24 at Ashland University and qualified him provisionally for the NCAA Championships May 27-29 in Charlotte, N.C.  The automatic qualifying time is 52.00 seconds.

Burrows, who last week at Indiana University hit the provisional mark in the 200 meter dash, broke his own school record in the 100 meters with a time of 10.63 seconds.  That time is just .03 off NCAA qualifying.  Burrows also ran 21.20 seconds in the 200, .02 off his time of a week ago.  His race was also into a slight headwind, hindering his chance to hit the automatic qualifying mark of 21.00 seconds. 

Additionally, both men's and women's 4x100-meter relay teams ran times just slightly slower than their school record marks.  The men's squad ran 41.94 seconds while the women came across the finish line at 47.93.

The meet was the last regularly scheduled meet of the season for the Storm.