Burrows Provisional Qualifier, Lancaster Top Ten, Highlight Day One of Wake Forest Open

Photo provided byTom Cammett/Diamond Images, Inc.
Photo provided byTom Cammett/Diamond Images, Inc.

PAINESVILLE, OHIO -- Sophomore Chris Burrows (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison) followed up his double All-America performance during indoor season in style by reaching the NCAA outdoor provisional qualifying standard and finishing first in preliminary qualifying in the 100-meter dash at the Wake Forest Open in Winston-Salem, NC.   

Running against several Division I schools, Burrows' time of 10:49 was .19 seconds ahead of the second place qualifier.  Sophomore Cameron Whitner (Westerville, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty) also qualified for the finals in the event in 14th place with a time of 10:89 seconds. 

Other final qualifiers in sprinting event for the Storm were sophomore Andrea Boyd (Bedford, Ohio/Bedford) who finished ninth in the 100-meter hurdles at 14.80 and sophomore Ethan Snyder (Salesville, Ohio/Buckeye Trail) who finished 14th in the 110-meter hurdles in 15.10 seconds. 

There were several finals run on the day as well with the Storm's top finish coming in the 5,000-meter run where sophomore Cody Lancaster (Eastlake, Ohio/North) bested his previous school record with a time of 15:30.22.  The run was good for eighth place as Lancaster blew away the competition in the second heat by more than 25 seconds. 

On the women's side, the top finishes on the day came in the 800-meter run as junior Allison Wright (Columbus, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson) and freshman Shanita Flunker (Flint, Mich./Flint Southwest)  finished 30th and 39th respectively, in 2:21.95 and 2:23.55. 

Day two of the Wake Forest Open continues tomorrow with action starting at 9:30 a.m.

-LEC-