RALEIGH, N.C. – Redshirt junior All-American Ethan Snyder (Salesville, Ohio/Buckeye Trail) posted the second-fastest time to date in NCAA Division II this season in the 400-meters and three others set school records to highlight the Lake Erie College track and field teams' performance on the second and final day of the Raleigh Relays Saturday (March 30) at North Carolina State University.
Snyder won his section and finished fourth overall with a time of 52.00 seconds. Nationally, only Elhadji Mbow of St. Augustine's University, who finished second in the event Saturday, has been faster. The time also strengthens his already provisional qualifying time for the NCAA Championships.
Classmate Cody Lancaster (Eastlake, Ohio/Eastlake North) crushed the school record in the 10,000-meters, besting the previous mark by 44 seconds. His time of 32:10.67 placed him 14th in his section.
The other individual school record set on the day belonged to freshman Alicia Arnold (Lorain, Ohio/Lorain) of the women's team. Arnold ran 25.35 seconds in the 200-meter dash. The women's 4x200-meter relay team also ran the best time in school history, setting the mark at 1:47.65.
In addition, the men's 4x100-meter relay team finished 11th with a time of 42.05 seconds, which won their heat. Sophomore Joe Postwaite (Rochester, N.Y./Gates Chili) also had an 11th place finish in the triple jump.
The Storm are back in action next Saturday, April 6, when they compete at the Oberlin College Invitational.