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Storm Runners Compete at GLIAC Championships

Jimmy Hudd
Jimmy Hudd

PAINESVILLE, OHIO - Lake Erie College had seven runners compete at the 2011 GLIAC Championships hosted by Ashland University Saturday. 

Neither squad competed in the team portion of the event but both the men and women scored runner individually.  Grand Valley State took the championship for both the men and women. 

The top Lake Erie finisher was sophomore Jimmy Hudd (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) who took 71st with a time of 28:23.15.  Junior Craig Gerber (Fremont, Ohio/Clyde) followed Hudd in 81st place with a time of 28:45.15.  Rounding on the Storm men were juniors David Gobrogge (Akron, Ohio/Green) and Devin O'Neill (Concord, Ohio/Mentor) with times of 31:14.66 and 33:53.84. 

For the women, junior Samantha Smith (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) led the Green and White runners with an 102nd place finish in 27:05.97.  Senior Kyle Herron (Maple Heights, Ohio/Maple Heights) was close behind at 27:17.00 for 104th place and junior Leah Jones (Maple Heights, Ohio/Maple Heights)  ran the 6K course in 29:39.01 good for 116. 

Lake Erie has just one event left in its season, as it will compete at the NCAA Midwest Regional in Big Rapids, Mich. on Nov. 5.