A Page -- June 4, 2011

Harvey Alum Kyle Griffith, Mentor grad 

Devin O'Neill named First Team 

Academic All American

PAINESVILLE – Two members of the Lake Erie College track and field and cross country teams, senior Kyle Griffith (Painesville, Ohio/Harvey/Capital) and junior Devin O'Neill (Concord, Ohio/Mentor), were named to the Capital One Academic All-District IV first team in the College Division as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

As first team selections, both are now eligible for the national Academic All-America teams which will be announced in late-June.

Griffin is a three-year member of the Storm after transferring in from Capital University.  He currently holds a 3.88 GPA as a mathematics major. Griffin holds fastest time in Lake Erie history in 10,000 meter run (33:07.04), second in 3000m  (9:14.69) and third fastest in 1500m (4:20.34).  In indoors, the senior is second in Lake Erie history in mile run (4:45.27), 3000m run (9:10.53) and 5000m run (15:43. 31).  Griffin missed this cross country season with injury after being Lake Erie's top cross country runner in 2009.

O'Neill is a two-year member of the Lake Erie track and field and cross country teams.  The junior holds second fastest time in Lake Erie history in 1500m outdoor (4:20.34) and third fastest times in 1000m run (2:47.79) and indoor mile run (4:46.06). O' Neill is a double major in English and Psychology and serves as a writing assistant on campus.  He plans to attend graduate school for English and will graduate in less than four years.

The Storm track and field team is coming off their best season in program history finishing 14th in Division II during outdoor season and 16th during indoor season. 

Beachwood's Middle School 

Student/Athlete of the Week is diamond 

man Charles Colson

This week's Bison Athlete of the Week is Charles Colson. Charles has been a big contributor for the middle school baseball team this season in the field and at the plate.

 In the field he has played outstanding defense at shortstop and catcher and done a great job pitching for the Bison. 

Last week Charles went 4-for-4 at the plate with three RBI, a stolen base and one run in our 13-3 victory over Kenston. In the 11-0 win against University School, he pitched four innings, had eight strikeouts and did not allow a hit.

 He went 3-for-4, with three RBI, three stolen bases and scored two runs. In the 12-6 victory against Fairport he went 3-for-4 with three RBI, one stolen base and scored three runs. "Charles takes the game of baseball very seriously and his work ethic is matched by his unending desire to win," says head coach Nate Smith.

  "He epitomizes what a 'gamer' truly is. His focus on game day is contagious and, even as a seventh grader, he sets an example and a tone with his performance and attitude. 

 It has been a pleasure to coach someone who is not only physically gifted, but an all-around good kid, as well." The Bison Middle School Baseball team currently have a record of 6-2 on the season.