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Juniata Posts Top Finishes at Orange & Maroon Classic

(Posted January 21, 2005)

Selinsgove, Pa.? The Juniata College men?s and women?s track and field teams put together some solid performances at the un-scored Orange & Maroon Classic in Selinsgrove Friday night. The meet featured competitors from more than 15 schools.

On the men?s side the Eagles got a first-place finish from Adam Loser (Central York/York) in the high jump as he cleared 6? 4? to earn the win. Sophomore Randy Anderson (DuBois/DuBois) also had a strong meet as he placed second in the 55-meter dash and then added a sixth-place finish in the triple jump.

Also scoring well in the jumps was Jeremy Weber (Garden Spot/Mohnton) who placed third in the long jump. Juniata also recorded a strong finish in the distance medley as the Eagles finished third in a time of 11:07.70.

The Eagle women had their top finishes in the sprints and middle distance events. The Eagles placed three women in the top eight in the 400 as Meredith Troutman (Meyersdale/Meyersdale) finished fourth, followed by Rebecca Shoaf (Madison/Madison, N.J.) in fifth and Elena Amato (Notre Dame Prep./Baltimore, Md.) placed eighth.

Troutman also posted an eighth-place finish in the 200-meter dash. The Eagles other top-eight performance came from Nancy Hayes (Westminster/Westminster, Md.) who ran to a seventh-place finish in the 1,500.

Juniata will be back in action next weekend at the Bucknell Bison Invitational.

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