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Eagles Establish New School Records

(Posted April 15, 2006)

LEWISBURG, Pa.? Competing against some of the top Division I and II teams in the East, the Juniata College men?s and women?s track and field teams enjoyed strong performances, including establishing several new school records, at the non-scored Bucknell Bison Open Friday and Saturday.

Even while competing against top-level Division I foes, the Eagles enjoyed several top-eight finishes on both the men?s and the women?s sides while also posting news school records in numerous events.

On the men?s side, the top finish came in the 100 where Randy Anderson (DuBois/DuBois) placed second, running a blistering time of 10.74. The time set a new school record, breaking the previous mark that had been established in 1991.Anderson later posted a fifth-place finish in the long jump.

Matching that fifth-place effort was Adam Loser (Central York/York) in the high jump, and Kyle Mazur (Morris Catholic/Ogdensburg, N.J.) in the javelin. Matthew Booth (Allentown Central Catholic/Allentown) also contributed an eighth-place finish in the triple jump.

The Eagles then got a fifth-place finish in the 4x100 relay where the quartet of Gary Ondecko Jr. (Bishop Carroll/Northern Cambria), Dustin Sier (Smithsburg/Smithsburg, Md.), Anderson and Booth ran a time of 42.85.

While it wasn?t a top-eight finish the Eagles also got a new school record in the 5,000 where Chris Sheaffer (Central York/York) ran a time of 15:21.02 which broke the existing school record by more than 25 seconds. Mike Chirdon (Riverview/Verona) also ran a time faster than the previous school record.

On the women?s side both top-eight finishes came from freshman Kelsey Buffenmyer (Donegal/Mount Joy). Buffenmyer tied for first place in the high jump. Her jump of 5? 5? tied the Juniata school record which was established in 1994. The freshman then added a fifth-place finish in the long jump, recording a best effort of 18? 1 ½?.

Another school record was set outside of a top-eight finish on the women?s side as Katey Glunt (Bellefonte/Bellefonte) broke her own school record in the 5,000 as she ran a time of 18:29.22.

The Juniata track and field teams will return to action next weekend at the Indiana (Pa.) Open.

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