FINDLAY, Ohio – The Lake Erie College track and field team was in action today as they competed in the Meet for Everyone at the University of Findlay.
Head Coach Grant Lodahl said "We had a lot of very good efforts tonight and got exactly what we wanted out of this meet".
The men were led by DJ Graham (Gomer, Ohio / Columbus Grove) as he won the 3000 meter race and set a school record with a time of 8:35.17 minutes. Vincent Horning (Stow, Ohio / Stow) and Austin Jones (Botkins, Ohio / Botkins) finished first and second in the 800 meter race. Horing took first with a time of 1:57.38 minutes and Jones took second with a mark of 2:00.57 minutes. Christopher Vogel (Kirchberg, Germany / Sportgymnasium Chemnitz) added to the wining ways for the Storm as he took first in the triple jump clearing a distance of 45 feet one inch. Jordan Pritchard (Painesville, Ohio / Lake Catholic) also won the mile as he crossed the line in a time of 4:16.95 minutes. The men's day was finished off by a third and fifth place finish in the 60 meter dash. Shavon Thompson (St. Andrew, Jamica / Ardenne) took third and Andre Husain (Cleveland Heights, Ohio / Holy Name) took fifth with times of 7.12 seconds and 7.15 seconds respectively.
The Storm women were led by Nadia Lee (Tucker, Ga. / Tucker) as she won both the triple jump and the long jump. Lee set a personal best and hit a division II provisional mark in the long jump as she cleared a distance of 18 feet nine inches. Johanna Moeller (Bochum, Germany / Schiller-Schule Gymnasium Furjungen Und Madchen) earned a second place finish in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 9.28 seconds. The Storm women also had a solid performance in the 60 meter dash as McKenzie Patton took fourth (Bellefontaine, Ohio / Bellefontane) and Caprece Conrad (Akron, Ohio / Woodridge) took seventh with times of 8.02 seconds and 8.22 seconds respectively. Patton added to a successful day with a fourth place finish in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.81 seconds.
Coach Lofdahl added "Nadia had another stellar performance, this time in long jump with GLIAC-leading jump. Our distance guys worked together and helped each other to run PRs, including another school record for DJ in the 3K, which was his fifth record-setting race of the season".
Lake Erie will be back in action next weekend when they return to the University of Findlay to compete in the GLIAC Indoor Championships.