PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Returning to action after a two-week break, the Lake Erie College men’s and women’s track and field teams continued to rewrite the school record book on Friday and Saturday (April 2-3) at the 2010 Aggie Relays at North Carolina A&T.
The men broke four records and established three more standards while the women set three new marks and set the time to beat in three more.
The top individual performances on the men’s side were by freshman sprinter Chris Burrows (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison), hurdler Etahn Snyder (Salesville, Ohio/Buckeye Trail) and pole vaulter Eric Klucar (Medina, Ohio/Highland). Burrows finished third in the 100-meter dash, clocking a time of 10.65 seconds. Snyder won the 400-meter hurdles – just beating freshman Quinton Harley (Rochester, N.Y./Edison Tech) – with a time of 54.06 (Harley finished in 54.23). In the field events, Klucar became the first Storm vaulter to clear 15-feet outdoors, clearing 15’ 3” to finish second in the event.
Burrows, Snyder, Harley and Ethan Snyder (Salesville, Ohio/Buckeye Trail) also beat the old school mark in the 4x400-meter relay by over seven seconds, finishing with a time of 3:19.36.
On the women’s side, freshman Andrea Boyd (Bedford, Ohio/Bedford) broke her own record in the 100-meter hurdles, placing sixth in a time of 14.78 seconds. The other records broken came in the relays. Boyd ran on both the 4x100-meter relay – with Colleen Bednar (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick), Kaitlyn Holland (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North), and Whitney Johnson (Oakwood Village, Ohio/Bedford – and the 4x200 relay, with Bednar, Holland and Sammie Smith (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick). The 4x100 team record a time of 48.64, just beating the previous best time by .01.
The Storm teams also competed in several events for the first time, establishing impressive standards in those categories. On the women’s side, the 4x200-meter relay (1:48.01), 4x400-meter relay (4:06.98) and 4x800-relay (10:16.12) were all first-time contests for LEC athletes, as was the 400-meter hurdles in which freshman Ember Ryan (Mechanicsburg, Ohio/Fairbanks) ran in 1:18.72.
For the men, Lake Erie took the top three spots in the men’s 3000-meter run, with freshman Cody Lancaster (Eastlake, Ohio/Eastlake) finishing first in 9:09.86. Junior Zach Adams (Dellroy, Ohio/Carrollton) competed in the 3,000-meter steeplechase for the first time, running it in 11:40.94, while Isaac Snyder cleared 6’2 ¾” in the high jump.
The teams are next in action on Saturday, April 10, at the Mount Union College Open in Alliance, Ohio.