TIFFIN ALUMNI OPEN
Lake Erie College will open their 2015-2016 indoor track and field season as both the men's and women's teams will be in action Saturday (December 5th) as they will participate in the Tiffin Alumni Open.
Storm Report: The Storm is coming off a very successful 2014-2015 season as they had three athletes qualify for the national meet. The lone returner of that group is Nadia Lee (Tucker, Ga./Tucker), who made it to the NCAA Division-II Indoor Track and Field Championships in the triple jump. New head coach Grant Lofdahl as he will look to build upon the momentum of last season.
Coach Lofdahl Comments: "We're very excited about the upcoming season and where the program is headed. We had the best cross country season in LEC history on both the men's and women's sides, and we've a great mix of returning standouts and talented newcomers in the sprints, jumps, and throws who have been working hard since September. The coaching staff is anticipating big things, with five indoor school record holders on the roster (Sean Stone - weight throw; Vince Horning - Mile, 3,000, 5,000 meters runs; Danielle Corbin - long jump; Nadia Lee - triple jump; and Kaitlyn Menges - shot put and weight throw).
I certainly feel that we can improve upon last year's GLIAC finishes (eighth for the men and ninth for the women). Having people like Keith Hemphill, Dalton Graham, and Andre Husain healthy and training well, will give our men the opportunity to do big things at the conference, and potentially the national level. Our women are much deeper than in years past, and will be bolstered by a talented bunch of freshmen and sophomores.
The Tiffin Alumni invite will give our athletes the chance to compete at the host site for the indoor conference championships, which I feel is an advantage over teams who won't get a chance to see this venue beforehand. The competition looks to be solid, with Tiffin, Ashland, and some good Division-III programs. The primary goals are to find out where we're at from a fitness standpoint, get a baseline for what we want to achieve this season in each event group, and just have a positive start to the season. If we can break a school record or two, that would be a bonus."
Forecast: Lake Erie will be back in action Saturday (January 16th) when they will participate in the Edinboro Al Hill Invite.