KENT, Ohio—The Lake Erie College track and field teams opened up their 2014-15 indoor season against some of the nation's best competition at the Golden Flash Gala hosted by Kent State University Friday and Saturday (Dec. 5-6).
The Storm jumpers picked up where they left off last season. Destiny Prusky (Newton Falls, Ohio/Newton Falls) tied for second in the high jump, clearing a height of 1.70 meters (5 feet, 7 inches). Danielle Corbin (Atlanta, Ga.) sent a school record in the long jump, placing third with a distance of 5.52 meters (18 feet, 1.5 inches). She had the best finish of the Division-II competitors. Nadia Lee (Tucker, Ga./Tucker) was right behind Corbin in the long jump, taking fourth with a distance of 5.48 meters (17 feet, 11.75 inches). Lee also had a strong performance in the triple jump, breaking her own school record with a leap of11.77 meters (38 feet, 7.5 inches) to finish in fourth.
Joe Postwaite (Rochester, N.Y./Gates-Chili) continued his impressive career in the triple jump, winning the event with a distance of 14.68 meters (48 feet, 2 inches). Matthew Mrosko (Wickliffe, Ohio/Wickliffe) took third in the high jump, clearing 1.95 meters (5 feet, 4.75 inches). Alex Jolly (New York) also had a third place finish for the jumpers, going 6.45 meters (21 feet, 2 inches) in the long jump.
Kaitlyn Menges (New Philadelphia, Ohio/New Philadelphia) had a top-eight finish for the Storm, placing sixth in the shot put with a throw of 12.89 meters (42 feet, 3.5 inches).
Jake Graham (Gomer, Ohio/Columbus Grove) set a school record in the 5000 meter run, finishing sixth with a time of 15:22. Vincent Horning (Stow, Ohio/Stow) was right behind Graham, taking seventh with a time of 15:24.
Keith Hemphill (Warrensville Heights, Ohio/Cleveland Central Catholic), Andre Husain Jr. (Cleveland Heights, Ohio/Holy Name), Jordan Sensabaugh and Brian Havrilla (Willowick, Ohio/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) took third in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:21.18.
Havrilla also finished seventh in the 500 meter dash.
The Storm is off until 2015, when they compete at the Akron Opener on Jan. 10.