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Storm Places High at Behrend Invitational

Storm Places High at Behrend Invitational

ERIE, Pa.— The Lake Erie College cross country team competed at the Behrend Invitational hosted by Penn State-Behrend Saturday (April 19) in Erie, Pa.

The men ran an 8k while the women ran a 5k.

Dalton Graham (Gomer, Ohio/Columbus Grove) had the top finish for the Storm men, finishing third overall with a time of 26:41.8.  Vince Horning (Stow, Ohio/Stow) finished 10th with a time of 27:18.9.  Brandon Green (Eastlake, Ohio/North) took 24th with a time of 28:23.8.  Jordan Pitchard (Painesville, Ohio/Lake Catholic) was just behind Green in 25th with a time 28:24.3.   George Lesnak (Mantua, Ohio/Crestwood) rounded out the Storm scoring, placing 29th with a time of 28:33.7.

The men's top-five combined for a total time of 3:17:05.3, placing third out of 15.

Taylor Ritchie (Salem, Ohio/United Local) had the top finish for the Storm, placing 19th with a time of 21:13.5.  Aleea Volkman (Wauseon, Ohio/Wauseon) took 27th with a time of 21:47.3.  Aneesa Volkman (Wauseon, Ohio/Wauseon) finished in 29th with a time of 21:57.7.  Hailey Wetzel (Willoughby, Ohio/Willoughby South) placed 34th with a time of 22:14.2.  Hailey VanHoy (Geneva, Ohio/Geneva) rounded out scoring for the women, taking 44th with a time of 22:48.2. 

The women's top-five combined for a time of 1:50:01.2, finishing seventh out of 17.

The Storm is back in action Oct. 2 at the All-Ohio Championships hosted by Cedarville University.