Juniata Track Heads Into Winter Break With Strong Performance
(Posted December 9, 2005)
CARLISLE, Pa.? For the second time in as many weeks the Juniata College men?s and women?s indoor track and field claimed a number of strong performances in a meet at Dickinson College, this time performing well at the DuCharme Invitational Friday night. Facing off against five teams in the non-scoring meet, the Eagles had a number of top-six finishes.
The only victories on the day for Juniata women came from freshman Kelsey Buffenmeyer (Donegal/Mount Joy). Competing in just her second collegiate meet, she earned a victory in the long jump with an effort of 16? 5 ½? and also won the high jump with a leap of 5? 2?. She also added a fifth-place finish in the 55-meter hurdles.
Also producing high finishes for the Eagles on the women?s side was Caitlin Hinson (Danville/Danville). She ran to a fourth-place finish in the 55-meter dash, and then placed fifth in the 300-meter dash.
Juniata?s men?s squad also fared well in the sprinting events, including a first-place effort in the 55-meter dash. Dusty Sier (Smithsburg/Smithsburg, Md.) raced to a first-place effort in the sprint, posting a time of 6.59, .02 seconds faster than his effort on the same track last weekend. Sier added a fifth-place finish in the 300. Gary Ondecko (Bishop Carroll/Northern Cambria) was sixth for the Eagles in the 55-meter dash, the only other top-six effort for the Eagle men on the day.
Juniata will be off for the remainder of the semester, and will return to action early in January.
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