Mar 20, 2010
PAINESVILLE, OHIO – The Lake Erie College track and field teams continued to rewrite the school record books on Saturday (March 20) at their second outdoor meet of the season, combining to set seven marks at the California University (Pa.) Early Bid Invitational in California, Pa.
The women officially set three records, highlighted by freshman Andrea Boyd (Bedford, Ohio/Bedford) in the 100 meter dash. Boyd won the race in 12.54 seconds, ahead of the old mark of 12.81. Classmates Colleen Bednar (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) and Whitney Johnson (Oakwood Village, Ohio/Bedford) took second and third place at 12.95 and 12.98, respectively.
The trio and classmate Kaitlyn Holland (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North) won the 4x100-meter relay in 48.64 seconds, breaking their one meet-old record.
Sophomore Kyle Herron (Perry, Ohio/Perr) ran the first sub-12:00 3,000-meters in school history, finishing in 11:59.29, and classmate Stephanie Rogers (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) tied her own LEC mark in the high jump, clearing 5’ 3”.
On the men’s side, three records were set on the track and one more in the field.
Freshman Chris Burrows (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood Madison) continued his strong spring by placing second in the 400 in a school-record time of 50.02 seconds. He also won the 200 meters for the second straight meet, clocking in at 22.0 seconds. Classmate Quinton Harley (Rochester, N.Y./Edison Tech) was close behind in both races, finishing third in the 200 (22.83) and fourth in the 400 (50.61).
Another freshman, Ethan Snyder (Salesville, Ohio/Buckeye Trail) was second in the 800-meters, nearly breaking the two-minute mark with a school best time on 2:00.69. Cody Lancaster (Eastlake, Ohio/Eastlake North) set a record in the 5,000-meters with a time of 16:02.21 while junior Kyle Griffith (Painesville, Ohio/Harvey/Capital) finished second in the 1,500-meters in 4:20.34.
In the field events, freshman Eric Klucar (Medina, Ohio/Highland) surpassed the long jump record by nearly half a foot, reaching 19’ 4 ¼”. In the hammer throw, sophomore John Hokavar (Perry, Ohio/Perry) and freshman Anthony Trozzi (Parma, Ohio/Parma) took the top two spots with throws of 126’ and 124’ 4”, respectively. Hokavar also finished second in the discuss with a toss of 136’ 7”.
The teams are next in action the weekend of April 3 in North Carolina.