Postwaite leads way for Lake Erie
Freshman sets school records in triple jump, long jump
GENEVA, OHIO -- Freshman jumper Joe Postwaite capped a record day with a provisional qualifying leap as 11th-ranked Lake Erie returned to action on Saturday at the North Coast Open.
The meet, which featured 10 Division II and III squads, was unscored.
After setting a school record in the long jump by clearing 22' 2 ½" and placing second early in the meet, Postwaite set his attention towards the triple jump. He reached 45' 8" on his third jump for a new school mark and then subsequently bested that distance on his final two jumps of the day. His final jump reached 47' 2 ½", or 14.39 meters, which cleared the NCAA Division II indoor provisional mark of 14.30. His jump is also currently tied for 12th best in the country.
Postwaite easily won the triple jump as the second place finisher did not clear 45'.
In addition to Postwaite in the triple jump, the Storm's other first place finish came in the 60-meter hurdles. Junior All-American Isaac Snyder, who has already provisionally qualified for the national meet in the heptathlon, won that event in 8.53 seconds.
Eric Klucar was second in the pole vault, going over the bar at 14' 5 ¼" on his final attempt for the Storm.