RALEIGH, N.C. – The Lake Erie College women's track and field team posted three school-record performances to highlight the Storm's performance on the first day of the Raleigh Relays Friday (March 29) at North Carolina State University.
Junior Shanita Fluker (Flint, Mich./Southwestern) broke her own record with a strong run in the 400-meters, recording a time of 59.21 seconds. Freshman Kady Held (Massillon, Ohio/Tuslaw) also broke her own record, setting a new standard in the discus throw with a toss of 131' 11" (40.21 meters). Sophomore Ariana Jorgensen (Kleinburg, Ont./Emily Carr Secondary) tied the school record in the 100-meter hurdles, crossing the finish line in a personal best time of 14.34 seconds.
Sophomore Destiny Prusky (Newton Falls, Ohio/Newton Falls) tied for fourth in her section of the high jump, clearing the bar at 5' 5" – just one inch shy of her school record.
On the men's side, junior All-American Jamil Dudley (Massillon, Ohio/Massillon) posted the team's lone top-10 finish, clearing 6' 8 ¾" for a fifth-place finish. Redshirt junior All-American Ethan Snyder (Salesville, Ohio/Buckeye Trail) just missed a top-10 time in the 110-meter hurdles, finishing 12th at 14.78 seconds.
Freshman Jacob DiCello (East Palestine, Ohio/East Palestine) ran a sub 11-second 100-meter dash, clocking in at 10.99 seconds. Classmate Keith Hemphill (Warrensville Heights, Ohio/Cleveland Central Catholic) ran a solid 400-meters, finishing in 48.54 seconds.
The Storm are back in action on Saturday morning, March 30, for the second day of the Raleigh Relays.