A Page -- June 3, 2011

Milliner (L), Wilson (R)

State-qualifying 400 relay team is 

Beachwood Student/Athlete of the Week

This week's Bison Athletes of the Week are the members of the BHS girls 400-Meter Relay Team.
Mayfield (L), Perryman (R)
Last weekend, four Bison track Student/Athletes advanced to the OHSAA State Track Meeting after competing in the OHSAA Division II Regional Track Me. The Bison foursome of Gabby Perryman, Olivia Mayfield, Traci Milliner and Kyndal Wilson finished in 3rd Place in the 4x100 Meter Relay at the Ravenna Regional with a time of 49.56. This time breaks the school record which was 49.60 held by the 2006 Relay team of Alena Brown, Renecia McMillian, Ava Haynes, and Jennifer Warren.

The Lady Bison had the fastest preliminary time in the event with a 49.35 clocking. Entering the meet, the Lady Bison were seeded fourth. Olivia Mayfield, who has been the team leader, has qualified for the State Meet for the second consecutive year in the Long Jump, as she jumped 17-00.00 to finished in 3rd Place at the Regionals.
"This is extremely exciting for the future of the Bison track team," says head coach Willie Smith. "All four student-athletes will return next season. I am so very proud of the girls for their accomplishments thus far. They are capable of doing some incredible things in the State Championships this coming weekend. 

“They set a goal to make it to states this year and they achieved this goal. Once they realized they were as good as any team in the state, they became bound and determined to compete in the State Championships."
Senior Arielle Ginsberg was hoping to advance to Columbus but could not break in the top four in the 800 meters. Ginsberg closed out her high school career with a time of 2:26.48 to finish 11th overall. The 4x100 relay will run in a preliminary heat at 2:50 pm Friday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus, with the finals scheduled for 1:50 pm. Saturday. Olivia Mayfield will compete in the long jump at 9 am Saturday.

Lake Erie College Men Total Seven All-

American Honors, Tie for 14th Place at 

NCAA Track Championships

Sophomore Chris Burrows ran his career A-A total to 

six with a stellar Saturday night in California

TURLOCK, CALIF. – Sophomore All-American Chris Burrows (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood Madison) posted two top-five finishes and the 4x400-meter relay team earned an eighth-place finish as Lake Erie College men’s track and field team finished tied for 14th out of 60 scoring teams at the 2011 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships which wrapped up Saturday night (May 28) at California State University Stanislaus in Turlock, Calif.

Burrows was third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.00 seconds, matching his finish at the 2011 Indoor Championships. Earlier in the day he placed fifth in the final of the 100-meters, crossing the finish line in a time of 10.41 seconds. 

He then ran the opening leg of the 4x400 relay with classmates Quinton Harley (Rochester, N.Y./Edison Tech), Isaac Snyder (Salesville, Ohio/Buckeye Trail) and Ethan Snyder (Salesville, Ohio/Buckeye Trail).  The squad finished the final event of the Championships in a time of 3:14.64 to earn All-American status and the Storm’s 16th and final point of the weekend.

Represented by four sophomores and one freshman, Lake Erie tied with fellow Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) member Ashland University for 14th place, one point ahead of another GLIAC team, Grand Valley State University.

With the two individual and relay All-American honors, Burrows ran his career total to six, including four outdoor All-American designations.  The 4x400 relay marked the second outdoor All-American honor for Ethan Snyder, the second overall for Isaac Snyder, who was an indoor All-American in the heptathlon in March, and the first for Harley.

As a team, Lake Erie claimed All-American honors in four events. Freshman Jamil Dudley (Massillon, Ohio/Massillon) also earned A-A status during the Championships with a four-place finish on Friday in the high jump, clearing 7' 1". Dudley was also an indoor All-American.