COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Lake Erie College men's track and field team posted a pair of individual top-three finishes and the 4x400-meter relay team provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships on Sunday (April 24) at the Jesse Owens Classic at Ohio State University.
Sophomore All-American Chris Burrows (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood Madison) finished second in the 100-meter dash to Purdue University's Shane Crawford with a time of 10.55 seconds.
The Storm had a solid showing in the 400-meter hurdles, placing three in the top nine. Sophomore All-American Ethan Snyder (Salesville, Ohio/buckeye Trial) was third in 52.66 seconds, while classmates Quinton Harley (Rochester, N.Y./Edison Tech) and Isaac Snyder (Salesville, Ohio/Buckeye Trail) were sixth and ninth, respectively. Harley crossed the line in 52.92 seconds while Snyder was at 53.71.
The quartet then teamed up to run a school-record 3:12.32 to place seventh overall.
On the women's side, sophomore Colleen Bednar (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) was 10th individually in the long jump, going 5.23 meters while classmate Andrea Boyd (Bedford, Ohio/Bedford) was 12th overall and second among D-II athletes in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.60 seconds.
Those two teamed with fellow sophomores Kaitlyn Holland (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North) and Whitney Johnson (Oakwood Village, Ohio/Bedford) for an eight-place showing in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 47.92 seconds.
The Storm will have a split squad in action this weekend, with select runners and field athletes competing at the prestigious Penn Relays in Philadelphia starting Thursday, April 28, and the majority of the squad at the Ashland Alumni Open on Saturday, April 30.