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Lake Erie

Storm Runners Get Three More Provisional Marks at Wake Forest Open

Photo provided byTom Cammett/Diamond Images, Inc.
Photo provided byTom Cammett/Diamond Images, Inc.

PAINESVILLE, OHIO - Sophomores Ethan Snyder (Salesville, Ohio/Buckeye Trail) and  Quinton Harley (Rochester, N.Y/Edison Tech) each surpassed NCAA provisional qualifying times in the 400 meter hurdles, the 1,600 meter relay team also  broke the provisional standard and sophomore Chris Burrows (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison) took the individual title in the 100 meter dash on the second day of the Wake Forest Open in Winston-Salem, NC.

Ethan Snyder's time of 52.42 seconds in the 400 meter hurdles placed second in the competition and was well below the 53.90 second time needed for an NCAA provisional qualifying time.  Harley set a qualifying marks as well as he placed eighth in the competition in the same race in 53.45 while Ethan's both sophomore Isaac Snyder (Salesville, Ohio/Buckeye Trail) finished ninth at 54.26. 

Burrows was not as fast as his provisional qualifying time of 10.49 seconds set yesterday in the preliminary, but his 100 meter dash final of 10.61 seconds held off the competition by .01 to win the competition.

Burrows was not the only 100 meter sprinter to impress as the men's 400 meter relay team of sophomores  Harley), Cameron Whitner (Westerville, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty) and  Burrows and freshman Jason Whitner (Westerville, Ohio/Big Walnut) placed third with a lightning fast time of 41.58 seconds, just .23 short of the NCAA provisional qualifying standard.  The time also broke the school record.

The Snyder brothers, Harley, and Burrows were not done, as in the final race of the day, the 1,600 meter relay, they finished third as well, with this relay time of 3:14.66 coming just under the 3:15.00 NCAA provisional standard. 

Sophomore Andrea Boyd (Bedford, Ohio/Bedford) was the top finisher for the Lake Erie women as she placed fourth in the 100 meter hurdles, with a school-record time of 14.52 seconds.  Boyd's time fell narrowly short of the 14.45 provisional mark.

In the women's long jump, sophomore Colleen Bednar (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) finished sixth in the women's long jump, as her leap of 5.31 meters fell just short of her career-best Lake Erie record. 

The women's 1,600 meter relay team of Bednar, sophomore Samantha Smith (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick), freshman Shanita Fluker (Flint, Mich./Flint Southwest) and junior Allison Wright (Columbus, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson) broke the four minute mark for the first time in Lake Erie history with a race of 3:59.51 which placed 16th.