BIG RAPIDS, Mich.—The Lake Erie College track and field team wrapped up competition at the 2016 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Outdoor Championships Friday (May 6).
"It was a very good second day for our team, and a good meet overall," said Head Coach Grant Lofdahl. "Nadia and Danielle did an amazing job again and they flip-flopped their places from the long jump yesterday. Chris Vogel had a great day in triple jump as well, with his best jump in a Storm uniform and just missed the provisional qualifying mark. Coach Stam has done a fantastic job with our jumpers this year."
Christopher Vogel (Kirchberg, Germany/Sportgymnasium Chemnitz) just missed the podium but earned points for the Storm, placing fourth in the triple jump with a season-best distance of 14.46 meters.
Nadia Lee (Tucker, Ga./Tucker) had the top finish for the Storm women on day two. After finishing sixth in the long jump Thursday, she took silver in the triple jump with a distance of 12.08 meters, a season-best score. The distance also moves her into the top-20 in Division-II.
Danielle Corbin (Brooklyn, N.Y./Walnut Grove) finished in the top-eight for the second time at the Championships. She placed sixth in the triple jump with a season-best mark of 11.20 meters.
"The distance runners had a nice meet too," continued Lofdahl. "Aneesa Volkman broke the 5000-meter school record for the third time and placed 18th of 34 finishers. Vince Horning has made a tremendous comeback from an injury at the end of indoor season, and he ran a tough, smart race in the 1500. And I can't say enough about Jordan Pritchard, he was the only guy to qualify for finals in both the 1500 and 800, and he went from around eighth to third in the last lap of the 15. He's got a really bright future."
Jordan Pritchard had two top-eight finishes for the Storm. He reached the podium in the 1500 meter run, finishing in third with a time of 3:58.00. Pritchard also earned points for the Storm in the 800 meter run, placing eighth with a time of 2:04.67.
Vincent Horning (Stow, Ohio/Stow Munroe Falls) also earned points for the Storm in the 1500, placing seventh with a time of 4:00.40.
Aneesa Volkman (Wauseon, Ohio/Wauseon) broke a school record in the 5000 meter run, finishing in 18th with a time of 19:22.72.
Brenda Johnson (Bellefontaine, Ohio/Bellefontaine) placed 10th in the shot put with a toss of 12.89 meters. Kaitlyn Menges (New Philadelphia, Ohio/New Philadelphia) was just behind her in 11th with a throw of 12.77 meters.
Both the Storm men and women finished in 10th place. The women totaled 22 points while the men tallied 16.
"We've had our ups and downs this year, but we finished the year on a high note," concluded Lofdahl. "With almost all of our GLIAC points being freshmen, sophomores, or juniors, I'm excited about the direction where we're headed."