Postwaite Wins All-Ohio Triple Jump, Prusky With School Record and Second Place in High Jump

Joe Postwaite (photo courtesy the University of Akron)
Joe Postwaite (photo courtesy the University of Akron)

OXFORD, OHIO – Freshman Joe Postwaite (Rochester, N.Y./Gates Chili) won Lake Erie College's first individual All-Ohio Championships title and had a pair of top-10 finishes to highlight the Storm track and field teams second day at the event in Oxford, Ohio.

The Storm men totaled 25 points at the two-day competition to finish eighth of 15 in-state teams from all three NCAA divisions. The women tallied eight points to place 14th.

Postwaite won the triple jump by leaping 48' 8 ¼", his third best jump of the outdoor season.  He also placed fifth in the high jump, clearing 6' 6", and just missed another top-10 finish in the long jump, taking 11th place in 21' 10".  Sophomore All-American Jamil Dudley (Massillon, Ohio/Massillon) finished second in the high jump at 6' 9 ¾". 

Freshman Destiny Prusky (Newton Falls, Ohio/Newton Falls) continued the Storm jumpers' dominance on the women's side, tying for second in the high jump with a school-record effort of 5' 5 ¾".  She was one of three top-10 finishers for Lake Erie.  Senior Alex Ardo (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) placed eighth in the triple jump (33' 11 ½") and freshman Ariana Jorgensen (Toronto, Ont./Henry Carr Secondary) took ninth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.12.

The other top-10 finishers on the men's side were senior Joe Lockard (Columbus, Ohio/Circleville) in the 200-meters with a time of 22.40 seconds, the fastest mark by a Storm runner this season, and junior Greg Gerber (Fremont, Ohio/Clyde) in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:52.27).  Additionally, the 4x400-meter relay team also finished 10th (3:29.49).

The Storm's final tune-up for the upcoming Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championships will be next Saturday, April 28, at the Ashland University Alumni Open.

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