(HILLSDALE, Mich.) - Day 2 of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships was a good one for Lake Erie. The Storm were impressive on the women's side and stand in the middle of the pack with 11 points with more on place for tomorrow.
Hailey Nielsen turned in the top spot of the day with a third place finish in the heptathlon. She broke her own G-MAC record set last year with 4,405 points on this go around. She won two of the seven events with a time of 25.41 seconds in the 200 meter dash and 2:32.99 in the 800. She finished second in the javelin with a toss of 31.30 meters.
Nielsen's day wasn't done as she competed in the individual javelin event and placed seventh. She performed better this time around with a throw of 31.41 meters to add two more points to the team standings.
Lillian Putney put the Green and White on the board once again with a fifth place finish in the pole vault. She tied her own school record and PR while doing so as she cleared 3.30 meters for the four points. The final four points of the day came from Johanna Moeller who placed fourth in the long jump. Her second attempt of 5.31 meters ended up being her best as she turned in the final four points of the day.
Of course that wasn't all there was to be excited about as the Storm qualified for the finals in multiple events after prelims today. Highlighting that group was Imane Snyder who will run in a pair of sprints and a relay tomorrow. She ran the fifth-best times in both the 100 and 200 meters. She opened her day with a 12.52 in the 100 before running a 25.49 200 meter time.
Snyder was also the second leg of the 4x100 meter relay team that placed fifth. The Storm clocked in with a time of 48.60 to finish third in the opening heat. Leading off the quartet was Ashley West. Following Snyder were Luca Hartman and Sydney Crouch.
Hartman squeezed into the 400 meter finals as she picked up the final spot in prelims. She ran a 59.56, just .09 ahead of the ninth place runner.
Moeller continued the trend of fifth place times as she ran her 100 meter hurdles prelim with a time of 15.16.
On the men's side, the Storm also qualified for the finals in the 4x100 meter relay. They took the eighth spot with a time of 43.79. Making up the four were Tareeq Welch, Joseph Elson Jr., Tyler Lumpkin, and Terrance White.
The final day of the G-MAC Championships will start tomorrow at 12:10 p.m.