FINDLAY, OHIO – Lake Erie College junior All-American Isaac Snyder (Saleville, Ohio/Buckeye Trail) is tied for first after the first four events of the heptathlon at the 2012 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Indoor Track and Field Championships which opened Friday (Feb. 24) at the University of Findlay's Malcolm Athletic Center.
Snyder, who finished second in the multi-event at last year's conference championship, won the 60-meter dash (7.21) and finished second in the high jump (6' 7"). He also took third in the long jump (21' 2") and totaled 2,787 points on the day and is tied with Lake Superior State University's Jason Brenton.
"Isaac had a real nice start to the weekend," said head coach Bryan Harmon. "He posted personal bests in both jumps, by considerable margins, and ran really well in the sprint. He's got three big events tomorrow, but he has put himself in good position through the first four."
For the Storm women, junior Colleen Bednar (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) placed fourth in the long jump by leaping 18'1 " – the same distance she jumped last year to finish third – tying her own school record.
Senior distance runner Kyle Herron (Perry, Ohio/Perry) set a school record in the women's 5000-meter run, clocking a time of 20:00.52.
Bednar's five team points represent the only scoring for Lake Erie through day one, which had finals in just seven events. Freshman Joe Postwaite (Rochester, N.Y./Gates-Chili) just missed scoring in the men's long jump, placing ninth with a jump of 21' 6 ¾".
A full slate of action gets underway Saturday morning, Feb. 25, starting at 9 a.m. with the men's heptathlon 60-meter hurdles. The GLIAC will crown champions in 24 events on day two.