Women Throwers, Male Jumpers Highlight Owens Classic

Azia Miller (Photo by Ryan Baker/Baker Media Productions)
Azia Miller (Photo by Ryan Baker/Baker Media Productions)

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Lake Erie College women's track and field team had a record throwing day while the top two jumpers on the men's side took home individual titles Saturday (April 20) at the 28th Annual Jesse Owens Track Classic at Ohio State University.

Three freshmen throwers set school records for the Storm women, led by Kady Held (Massillon, Ohio/Tuslaw) and her NCAA Division II provisional qualifying performance in the discus.  Held set a LEC standard with a throw of 1413' 9" (43.82 meters) , which places her in the top 30 nationally.  It also was good for 11th place in the event.

Classmate Brittany MacRae (Runnemede, N.J./Triton Regional) had the top finish for the Storm, placing eighth in the javelin with a throw of 114' 8" (34.95 m). Azia Miller (Lancaster, Ohio/Berne) hammer throw of 146' 2" (44.56) set the third record of the event for Lake Erie. 

On the track, the women's best performance came from sophomore Ariana Jorgensen (Kleinburg, Ont./Emily Carr Secondary) who finished 13th in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.77 seconds.

For the Storm men, the tandem of All-Americans Jamil Dudley (Massillon, Ohio/Massillon) and Joe Postwaite (Rochester, Ohio/Gates Chili) posted first-place finishes while fellow All-American Ethan Snyder (Salesville, Ohio/Buckeye Trail) had a solid day over the hurdles.

Junior Dudley won the high jump by clearing the bar at 6' 10 ¾" (2.10 m) while sophomore Postwaite had the best jump in triple jump at 48' 6 ¾" (14.80 m).  It was the second straight meet Dudley won the high jump.

On the track, Snyder posted a third-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles, running 52.36 seconds, his second-fastest time of the season.  He took sixth place in the 110-meter hurdles with a season-best time of 14.71 seconds.

The men's 4x100-meter relay team ran a strong 42.11 seconds, placing fifth.

The Storm are scheduled to run at the Ashland University Alumni Open next weekend, April 27, in their final tune-up before the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships May 1-3.

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