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Juniata Track Competes Well At Dickinson

(Posted January 29, 2005)

JUNIATA TEAMS FINISH SECOND AT DUCHARME RELAYS

Carlisle, Pa.? The Juniata College men?s and women?s track and field team?s used a deep pool of athletes to capture second-place finishes on both the men?s and women?s sides at the DuCharme Relays at Dickinson College in Carlisle Saturday afternoon. The Eagle men finished second out of a six-team field as they earned 137.50 points, while the women placed second out of five teams with 104 points.

For the men it was another strong day for Randy Anderson (DuBois/DuBois). The sophomore claimed first-place in the 200-meter dash and added a second-place finish in the 55-meter dash. Dusty Sier (Smithsburg/Smithsburg, Md.) finished fourth in the 55-meter dash. Anderson added a third-place finish in the long jump, while Jeremy Weber (Garden Spot/Mohnton) placed second in the long jump and third in the triple jump. Matthew Booth (Allentown Central Catholic/Allentown) was fourth in the triple jump.

Another winning finish came from Adam Loser (Central York/York) who placed first in the high jump. Justin Fritzius (Central York/York) added a third-place finish for the men in the 3,000-meter run while Eric Hoover (Brandywine/Wilmington, De.) rounded out the top-four finishes as he placed fourth in the 800-meter dash.

For the Eagle women, Meredith Troutman (Meyersdale/Meyersdale) was the top performer as she claimed two victories. She ran to a first-place finish in the 200-meter dash, and then matched it with a win in the 400-meter. Elena Amato (Notre Dame Prep./Baltimore, Md.) placed fourth in the 400, two seconds behind Troutman.

Caitlin Hinson (Danville/Danville) added a third-place finish for the Eagle sprinting corps as she finished third in the 55-meter dash. Lauren Gates (Bishop Guilfoyle/Altoona) placed third for the Eagles in the 800, while Nancy Hayes (Westminster/Westminster, Md.) finished third in the 3,000.

Maria Welch (Jersey Shor/Avis) had the lone top-four finish for Juniata in the field events as she placed third in the long jump.

Juniata will compete next weekend at the Susquehanna Invitational.

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