Storm Starts Season Strong at Golden Flash Gala

Photo by Baker Media Productions
Photo by Baker Media Productions

KENT, Ohio—The Lake Erie College track and field teams opened up their 2014-15 indoor season against some of the nation's best competition at the Golden Flash Gala hosted by Kent State University Friday and Saturday (Dec. 5-6).

The Storm jumpers picked up where they left off last season. Destiny Prusky (Newton Falls, Ohio/Newton Falls) tied for second in the high jump, clearing a height of 1.70 meters (5 feet, 7 inches).  Danielle Corbin (Atlanta, Ga.) sent a school record in the long jump, placing third with a distance of 5.52 meters (18 feet, 1.5 inches).  She had the best finish of the Division-II competitors.  Nadia Lee (Tucker, Ga./Tucker) was right behind Corbin in the long jump, taking fourth with a distance of 5.48 meters (17 feet, 11.75 inches).  Lee also had a strong performance in the triple jump, breaking her own school record with a leap of11.77 meters (38 feet, 7.5 inches) to finish in fourth.

Joe Postwaite (Rochester, N.Y./Gates-Chili) continued his impressive career in the triple jump, winning the event with a distance of 14.68 meters (48 feet, 2 inches).  Matthew Mrosko (Wickliffe, Ohio/Wickliffe) took third in the high jump, clearing 1.95 meters (5 feet, 4.75 inches). Alex Jolly (New York) also had a third place finish for the jumpers, going 6.45 meters (21 feet, 2 inches) in the long jump.

Kaitlyn Menges (New Philadelphia, Ohio/New Philadelphia) had a top-eight finish for the Storm, placing sixth in the shot put with a throw of 12.89 meters (42 feet, 3.5 inches). 

Jake Graham (Gomer, Ohio/Columbus Grove) set a school record in the 5000 meter run, finishing sixth with a time of 15:22.  Vincent Horning (Stow, Ohio/Stow) was right behind Graham, taking seventh with a time of 15:24. 

Keith Hemphill (Warrensville Heights, Ohio/Cleveland Central Catholic), Andre Husain Jr. (Cleveland Heights, Ohio/Holy Name), Jordan Sensabaugh and Brian Havrilla (Willowick, Ohio/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) took third in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:21.18.

Havrilla also finished seventh in the 500 meter dash.

The Storm is off until 2015, when they compete at the Akron Opener on Jan. 10.

-LEC-