PAINESVILLE, OHIO – The Lake Erie College women's 4x100-meter relay team improved its NCAA provisional qualifying standing with a school-record run Friday night (May 13) at the University of Louisville Cardinal Twilight Meet.
The quartet of sophomores Andrea Body (Bedford, Ohio/Bedford), Colleen Bednar (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick), Kaitlyn Holland (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North) and Whitney Johnson (Oakwood Village, Ohio/Bedford) placed fifth overall with a time of 47.12 seconds.
That time was slightly ahead of their GLIAC championship performance of 47.25 seconds and also better than their previous best time of 47.21 set a few weeks ago at Ashland University.
Boyd and Bednar also competed in individual events at Louisville. Boyd was fifth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.77 seconds and Bednar was eighth in the long jump by leaping 18' 2 ¼".
While the women were in Kentucky, the Storm vertical jumpers were closer at the Allegheny College Gator Invitational in Meadville, Pa. The top performance was freshman Jamil Dudley (Massillon, Ohio/Massillon) who prepped for this month's NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships by winning the high jump at 6' 11".
This weekend is a busy one for the members of the Storm attempting to lock down automatic spots in the NCAA Championships field. The women will be back in action on Sunday, May 15, at the University of Indianapolis Twilight, while the male sprinters are in the Carolinas this weekend, starting Saturday, May 14, at Clemson University and Sunday at North Carolina A&T.