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Track Gets Off To Strong Start At Conference Meet

(Posted May 5, 2005)

Chester, Pa.? The Juniata College track and field teams began competition at the 2005 MAC Championships Thursday in Chester by topping a pair of school records in the only events in which they were competing.

Junior Nancy Hayes (Westminster/Westminster, Md.) ran to a fifth-place finish in the 10,000-meters to earn four points for the Eagles. Hayes finished with a time of 39:07.65 which bested her own school record in the event by more than a minute. The previous record was 40:29.43 which she established last season.

Michael Chirdon (Riverview/Verona) also claimed a new school record as he ran to a 12th-place finish in the men?s 10,000. Chirdon posted a time of 33:39.83, which broke the existing record which he had set earlier in the 2005 season.

Competition will continue at the MAC Championships on Friday.

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