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Burrows, 4x400 Relay Close 2011 Championships With All-American Honors, 14th-Place Team Finish

Chris Burrows (Photo by Ryan Baker/Baker Media Productions)
Chris Burrows (Photo by Ryan Baker/Baker Media Productions)

TURLOCK, CALIF. – Sophomore All-American Chris Burrows (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood Madison) posted two top-five finishes and the 4x400-meter relay team earned an eighth-place finish as Lake Erie College men's track and field team finished tied for 14th out of 60 scoring teams at the 2011 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships which wrapped up Saturday night (May 28) at California State University Stanislaus in Turlock, Calif.

Burrows was third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.00 seconds, matching his finish at the 2011 Indoor Championships. Earlier in the day he placed fifth in the final of the 100-meters, crossing the finish line in a time of 10.41 seconds. 

He then ran the opening leg of the 4x400 relay with classmates Quinton Harley (Rochester, N.Y./Edison Tech), Isaac Snyder (Salesville, Ohio/Buckeye Trail) and Ethan Snyder (Salesville, Ohio/Buckeye Trail).  The squad finished the final event of the Championships in a time of 3:14.64 to earn All-American status and the Storm's 16th and final point of the weekend.

Represented by four sophomores and one freshman, Lake Erie tied with fellow Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) member Ashland University for 14th place, one point ahead of another GLIAC team, Grand Valley State University.

With the two individual and relay All-American honors, Burrows ran his career total to six, including four outdoor All-American designations.  The 4x400 relay marked the second outdoor All-American honor for Ethan Snyder, the second overall for Isaac Snyder, who was an indoor All-American in the heptathlon in March, and the first for Harley.

As a team, Lake Erie claimed All-American honors in four events. Freshman Jamil Dudley (Massillon, Ohio/Massillon) also earned A-A status during the Championships with a four-place finish on Friday in the high jump.