GENEVA, Ohio-- Joe Postwaite (Rochester, N.Y./Gates-Chili) set a Lake Erie College record with an automatic qualifying jump of 15.64 (15.3 feet) in the triple jump to lead the way for the Storm at the Division II Challenge held at SPIRE Institute.
Overall, the Storm set 11 new personal bests at the event.
"The team is finally starting to put together all of the mental and technical aspects of track and field, and as of a result of that, our times and marks are getting fast," said Interim Head Coach Ryan Rademacher. "We still are always improving, but this was a great step in the right direction for Storm track and field!"
Postwaite's jump earned him an automatic qualification for a return trip the NCAA Division-II Indoor National Championships, as well as an United States Indoor provisional qualification. The jump is the third-highest in D-II this year and 20th overall in the country. Postwaite also earned a second-place finish in the high jump at 2.03 meters.
Jamil Dudley (Massillon, Ohio/Massillon) earned first-place in the high jump at 2.14 meters in the high-jump, an NCAA provisional mark and third-highest in D-II this season.
Alex Jolly finished fourth in the long jump with a jump of 6.49 meters. Fellow jumper Colonel Fakorode jumped a provisional cut of 14.22 meters in the triple jump, good for a fourth-place finish. Fakorode also finished 13th in the long jump. Christopher Vogel (Kirchburg, Germany/Sportsgymnasium Chemnitz) placed sixth in the triple jump.
Ethan Snyder (Salesville, Ohio/Buckeye Trail ) and Keith Hemphill (Warrensville Heights, Ohio/Cleveland Central Catholic) finished third and fourth in the 400 meter dash with provisional qualifying times of 48.37 and 48.46 respectively. Hemphill and Snyder teamed up with Isaac Snyder (Salesville, Ohio/Buckeye Trail) and Andre Husain Jr. (Cleveland Heights, Ohio/Holy Name) to place second in the 4x400 relay. Husain also took second in the 200 meter dash and fourth in the 60 meter dash while Shavon Thompson (St. Andrew, Jamaica/Adrenne) finished sixth in both events. Andrew Kemer (Medina, Ohio/Medina) placed seventh in the 200.
Kurtis Taylor (Holland, Ohio/Springfield) was victorious in the heptathlon with a score of 4302. His highest finish was in the pole vault, tying for first at 3.40 meters. Taylor also took second in the 60 meter hurdles and shot put portions.
Ariana Jorgensen (Kleinburg, Ontario/Emily Carr Secondary) set a school record with a provisional qualifying run of 8.70 in the 60 meter hurdles, placing her in second. She also placed 11th in the 200 meter dash.
Destiny Prusky (Newton Falls, Ohio/Newton Falls took first-place in the high jump with provisional qualifying jump of 1.65 meters. Nadia Lee (Tucker, Ga./Tucker) took second-place in the triple jump with a jump of 10.98 meters. Danielle Corbin placed second in the long jump at 5.49 meters.
Danielle Martin (Freeport, N.Y./Freeport) finished third in the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.78 seconds. She also took seventh in the 200 meter dash.
Nikki Mosby (Coram, N.Y./Longwood) took fourth in the heptathlon, placing second in the 800 meter portion of the event.
Kaitlyn Menges (New Philadelphia, Ohio/New Philadelphia) finished sixth in the shot put with a toss of 12.81 meters and fifth in the weight throw with a distance of 15.20 meters. Azia Miller (Lancaster, Ohio/Berne) took eighth in the weight toss.