PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Freshman Jamil Dudley (Massillon, Ohio/Massillon) opened the 2011 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships with a third-place finish while two of his Lake Erie College track and field teammates are in line for All-American honors after the first day of competition in Albuquerque, N.M. on Friday (March 11).
Dudley cleared 7' ½" and was one of only three competitors in the event to jump past the seven-foot mark. With this third place finish he becomes the school's first indoor All-American.
Meanwhile, sophomore sprinter Chris Burrows (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood Madison) qualified third in the men's 200-meter dash in 21.15 seconds and seventh in the 400-meters with a time of 47.70 seconds. Both times are new school records.
Burrows was an outdoor All-American in the 200 at the 2010 NCAA Division II Championships in Charlotte, N.C.
Sophomore Isaac Snyder (Salesville, Ohio/Buckeye Trail) is eighth through four events of the heptathlon with 2,683 points. However, he is just 24 points removed from seventh place and 69 from sixth place with three events remaining.
The top eight finishers in each event earn All-American status.
The sprint finals will be held on Saturday, March 12, along with the completion of the heptathlon and the finals of the pole vault featuring sophomore Eric Klucar (Medina, Ohio/Highland).
Continue to follow the event live on NCAA.com.