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Track Women Set New Records As Team Places Eighth

(Posted April 29, 2006)

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa.? In its final contest before next weekend?s MAC Track and Field Championships, the Juniata College men?s and women?s track and field teams both claimed top-10 team finishes at the Paul Kaiser Track and Field Classic in Shippensburg Saturday afternoon. The Juniata men placed sixth in the 17-team field, while Juniata?s women?s team was eighth among 18 teams.

On its way to the sixth-place effort, the Juniata men posted a pair of school record-break performances. It began with Randy Anderson (DuBois/DuBois) who topped his own school record with a time of 10.73 as he won the 100 meter dash. Also claiming a new record was Tripp Rudolph (Upper St. Clair/Pittsburgh) who finished second in the 800. His time of 1:55.38 bested the previous record of 1:56.25 which was set in 1992.

Also producing points for Juniata on the track were Chris Sheaffer (Central York/York) placed fifth in the 1,500 and Craig Pannone (Wolcott/Wolcott, Conn.) who was seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

The men also had two seventh-place efforts in the jumping events as Anderson placed seventh in the long jump and Matthew Booth (Allentown Central Catholic/Allentown) was seventh in the triple jump.

Records also fell on the women?s side on the track. Katey Glunt (Bellefonte/Bellefonte) ran to a third-place finish in the steeplechase and topped her own school record by more than 10 seconds as she recorded a time of 11:33.57. Meredith Troutman (Meyersdale/Meyersdale) also established a new school record in the 100 as she placed eighth with a time of 12.67. That bested the previous record of 12.69 which was set in 1984.

Also earning points on the track was Aubrey Cypherth (Seneca/North East) who was eighth in the steeplechase.

Off the track, Juniata got its lone first-place effort from Kelsey Buffenmyer (Donegal/Mount Joy) as she placed first in the high jump. She then added a fourth-place finish in the long jump for the Eagles.

Juniata will begin competition at the 2006 MAC Championships on Friday. The meet is being held at Widener University in Chester.

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