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Geneva convention

Geneva convention

GENEVA, Ohio – Lake Erie competed in the Spire Midwest Open as the team's early-season schedule continued on Saturday.

A pair of national top-15 marks highlighted the event for Storm athletes. Keith Hemphill placed second in the men's 400-meter run, carding a time of 48.3 seconds, a mark that ranks 12th in NCAA-II this season. Ariana Jorgensen completed the women's 60-meter hurdles in a first-place, program-record 8.75 seconds (15th NCAA-II). That time meet an NCAA-II provisional standard.

"Overall, this was a down week for some of our athletes," said LEC Interim Head Coach Ryan Rademacher. "But several stepped up and competed extremely well. There were several program records across the board, especially in the throwing events. Competition stiffens up next weekend as we co-host the Division II Team Challenge at Spire."

Lake Erie's men's results were highlighted by Colonel Fakorode and Christopher Vogel finishing 1-2 in the triple jump. Fakorode (13.98 meters, 45-10.5) edged Vogel (13.94, 45-9) by an inch-and-a half.

Sophomore Sean Stone placed ninth in a 30-man field in the men's weight throw. Stone's best toss was a 15.81-meter (51-10.5) effort.

Freshman Nadia Lee placed second in the women's triple jump, logging a distance of 11.38 meters (37-04). Kaitlyn Menges (12.9 meters, 42-07) finished third in a field of 48 in the women's shot put.

The Green & White are slated to return to action at the same Geneva, Ohio, facility when they host the DII team Challenge on Feb. 7-8.


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