KENT, OHIO – The Lake Erie College track and field teams took advantage of the opportunity to improve times and distances on Saturday (Feb. 12) as they prepare for next week's conference championship meet with a strong showing at the Kent State University Tune-Up.
With the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Indoor Track & Field Championships looming Feb. 24-25 at the University of Findlay the Storm teams posted several season bests, including three school records on the women's side and a total of 10 top-10 finishes.
Leading the way was freshman Destiny Prusky (Newton Falls, Ohio/Newton Falls) who was Lake Erie's lone individual winner Saturday, capturing the high jump by clearing 5' 4 ½". That jump bettered her previous school record by 1/4 of an inch.
The other school records came off the arm of sophomore Taylor Williams (Akron, Ohio/Archbishop Hoban). Williams reached 37' 4" in the shot put and 49' 11 ¼" in the weight throw, easily clearing her old school marks of 35' 9 ¼" and 47' 6 ½", respectively.
Freshman Brandy Nortum (Tarentum, Pa./Highlands) finished sixth in the triple jump (34' 3 ½") and freshman Ariana Jorgensen (Toronto, Ontario/Father Henry Carr Catholic Secondary) placed eighth in the 60-meter hurdles (9.24 seconds) and ninth in the 200-meters (26.86 seconds).
On the men's side, junior All-American Isaac Snyder (Salesville, Ohio/Buckeye Trail) placed second in the unseeded pole vault (13' 11 ¼") and also took third in the 300-meter hurdles (39.35).
Freshman Joe Postwaite (Rochester, N.Y./Gates-Chili) also had a pair of top-10 finishes. He placed third in the triple jump at 47' 4 ½" and was ninth in the high jump with a personal best of 6' 8".
Next week will mark the Storm's second appearance at the league championship meet. In their debut last season, the Lake Erie men finished fifth in the team standings and the women were eighth. Complete coverage of the GLIAC Championships is available at ww.gliac.org.