(HILLSDALE, Mich.) - The G-MAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships open up today and Lake Erie is looking to make some more noise in its second year. Not much scoring will take place today with the exception of the 10,000 meters, but the multi-events will start with the women's heptathlon and the men's decathlon.
Johanna Moeller is looking to take the top prize in the long jump and enters the weekend No. 1 in the G-MAC. Her best jump this season is 5.67 meters at the Tiffleberg Invite. She also turned in the fifth-best time in the 100 meter hurdles this season. She ran a 15.10 back on April 12 at the Walsh Invitational with a loaded lineup that saw five of the top six times in the G-MAC clocked in that race.
The women also have a top five relay team in 4x100. The Storm's best time this year is 48.62 at the Tiffleberg Invite.
Imane Snyder has had an impressive first year so far and is ranked in a pair of individual events. She's fourth in the 200 meters with a time of 25.36 and will enter with the fifth-best time in the 100 meters with a 12.43. Both times were recorded at the Doc Jopson Invitational back on March 30.
Hailey Nielsen is also fifth in the javelin. The junior hit her best mark of 33.29 meters at the Doc Jopson Invitational as well. While she hasn't competed in one in the outdoor season yet this year, she will return as the defending G-MAC champion in the heptathlon. Madison Plante finished third in that same event last year.
In the field events, Josie Chaddock enters at No. 5 in the high jump. Her best mark came at 1.65 meters in the 50th Annual Sparky Adams Invitational two weeks ago. Lillian Putney is fifth in the pole vault after her performance at the same meet with a jump of 3.30 meters.
Montrell DeVaughn has the third-best time in the 400 meters this season with a 48.75 at the Tiffleberg Invitational on April 6, but has been battling an injury for most of the season. Joseph Elson Jr. is No. 10 with a time of 49.43, but is looking to jump into the top eight.
The men's decathlon will start at 1:30 p.m. and the women's heptathlon will start at 2 p.m.