KENT, OHIO – Junior All-American Isaac Snyder (Salesville, Ohio/Buckeye Trail) had one of the best showings of his career in the heptathlon and classmate Andrea Boyd (Bedford, Ohio/Bedford) had two top-10 finishes on the women's side as the Lake Erie College track and field teams wrapped up the second day of the Golden Flash Gala at Kent State University on Saturday (Dec. 10).
Snyder finished with 4,897 points good for sixth in the event. His best event was the 1,000-meter run in which he placed third with a time of 2:47.88. He also tied for sixth in the pole vault by clearing 13' 5 ¼".
Boyd meanwhile got her season started Saturday with a pair of strong performances on the track. She placed second in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.82 that was just short of her own school record. She also ran 10th in the 60-meter dash, crossing the finish line in 7.87 seconds.
The Storm women had three other top-10 finishes. Sophomore Shanita Fluker (Flint, Mich./Southwest) placed 11th in the 500-meters with a school-record time of 1:19.52, just .10 ahead of junior Samantha Smith (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick). Freshman Destiny Prusky (Newton Falls, Ohio/Newton Falls) was fourth in the high jump, clearing 5' 3" and classmate Ariana Jorgensen (Ontario, Canada/Henry Carr Secondary) was sixth in the 60-meter hurdles (9.06 seconds).
For the men, freshman Javonie Rosa tied a school record and finished sixth in the triple jump by leaping 45' 3 ½" and sophomore Nick Green (Wapakoneta, Ohio/Wapakoneta) threw a Lake Erie-best 48' 7 ½" in the shot put to place 10th. Junior national qualifier Eric Klucar (Medina, Ohio/Highland) tied for seventh in the pole vault at 14' 7 ¼".
The Storm is off until after the holidays. Lake Erie will open 2012 on Jan. 21 when it hosts the GLIAC South Division Preview at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.