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Storm Sprinters Shine at North Coast Open

Photo by Brian Havrilla
Photo by Brian Havrilla

GENEVA, Ohio – The Lake Erie College track and field team was in action today as they competed in the North Coast Open at the Spire Institute.  "We continued to make good progress today at our first of three SPIRE-hosted meets. We're on the verge of some really big performances, but the small breakthroughs we had today are encouraging", said head coach Grant Lofdahl.   

The Storm women were led by Simone Green (Akron, Ohio / Buchtel) as she won the 60 meter dash, as she crossed the finish line in a time of 7.92 seconds.  Green got her second win of the day in the 200 meter dash, in a time of 25.92 seconds.

Nadia Lee (Tucker, Ga. / Tucker) won the triple jump with a distance of 11.36 meters.  Lee also placed third in the long jump as she covered a distance of 5.05 meters. 

Brenda Johnson (Bellefontaine, Ohio / Bellefontaine) had a third place finish in the shot put as she threw a distance of 12.74 meters.    

The Storm men were led by the sprinters, the men dominated the 60 meter dash as they took four of the five top spots.  Andre Husain Jr. (Cleveland Heights, Ohio / Holy Name) won the event with a time of 6.96 seconds.  Hussain won his second race of the day as he won the 200 meter dash finishing with a time of 22.35 seconds. 

Kurtis Taylor (Holland, Ohio / Springfield) took second in the 60 meter hurdles crossing the finish line in a time of 8.81 seconds. 

Jordan Sensabaugh (Akron, Ohio / St. Vincent-St. Mary) finished the 200 meter dash in a time of 22.56 seconds, which earned him third place honors.    

In field events the men were led by Sean Stone (Newton Falls, Ohio / Southeast) as he took first place honors in the weight throw with a distance of 16.91 meters. 

Christopher Vogel (Kirchberg, Germany / Sportgymnasium Chemnitz) jumped a distance of 13.41 meters in the triple jump, which earned him first place honors.  Vogel also placed third in the long jump with a distance of 6.24 meters. 

The Storm will be back on the track next weekend, but the focus is on the future.  "The GLIAC Championships are five weeks away, and there's still a lot of work to be done" said coach Lofdahl.