EDINBORO, Pa. – The Lake Erie College track and field team competed today in the Al Hall meet at Edinboro University. Head Coach Grant Lofdahl said ""We had a few ups and downs today, but all in all it was a pretty decent start to the year. We're a little more fit and sharp than we were in early December, which is good to see".
The Storm men were led by Sean Stone (Newton Falls, Ohio / Southeast) as he took first in the weight throw, with a distance of 56-11.5 feet. The distance for Stone set a school record, and is also a provisional qualifying throw. "He crushed his own school record with a toss of 17.36 meters and went over the D2 provisional qualifying standard multiple times" said coach Lofdahl.
Andre Hussain Jr. (Cleveland Heights, Ohio / Holy Name) won the 60 meter dash for the Storm as he finished in a time of seven seconds flat.
Vincent Horning (Stow, Ohio / Stow) finished the 800 meter dash in a time of 1:59.5 minutes, which earned him second place honors.
Gift Omo-Ekpadi (Hatfield, Pa. / North Penn) placed third in the triple jump, with a distance of 43-03.75 feet for the Storm. Jake Graham (Gomer, Ohio / Columbus Grove) took third place in the mile run, and crossed the line in a time of 4:22.67 minutes.
Simone Greene (Akron, Ohio / Buchtel) led the way for the Storm women as she finished the 60 meter dash in a time of 8.02 seconds, which earned her first place honors.
Nadia Lee (Tucker, Ga. / Tucker) placed second in the triple jump, as she jumped a distance of 35-11.25 feet.
Brenda Johnson (Bellefontaine, Ohio / Bellefontaine) took third place in the shot put, as she threw a distance of 42-00.5 feet.
Lake Erie will be back in action Saturday (January 23rd) when they compete in the North Coast Open, in the first of three home meets at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio.