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Juniata track and field squads open indoor campaign

(Posted December 2, 2007)

CARLISLE, Pa. -- The Juniata College men\'s and women\'s track and field teams opened their 2007-2008 campaign at the Dickinson College Holiday Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 1. The women finished seventh with 33 points, as five women accounted for all of Juniata\'s scoring. Freshman Amanda Kopetsky and senior Caitlin Hinson led the way. Kopetsky comfortably led the 800m race from start to finish and posted her first collegiate victory with a time of 2:36.15. That time places her fourth on the all-time Juniata College performance list in that event indoors. She also ran a leg on Juniata\'s fourth place 4x200m relay team. Meanwhile, Hinson posted fourth place finishes in both the 55m dash (7.71) and the 200m dash (28.22), as well as running leadoff on the 4x200m relay team. Hinson\'s time in the 55m dash equaled her career best time and keeps her in second place on the all-time Juniata College performance list in that event indoors. Three other women scored for the Lady Eagles. Freshman Courtney DeGemmis took 3rd in the 400m dash (1:06.26) and ran a leg on the 4x200m relay. Freshman Andrea Burton ran the final leg of the 4x200m relay. Finally, fellow freshman Stephanie Varner took 7th in the pole vault with a jump of 2.59m (8\' 6\"). That mark places her in a three-way tie for the indoor school record in the pole vault. The Juniata men finished 8th with 39 points, with five men accumulating those points. Senior Matt Booth led the scoring for the Eagles. Booth captured the long jump title with a leap of 6.80m (22\' 3.75\"). He followed that up with a third place finish in the triple jump with a leap of 12.87m (42\' 3\"). Sophomore TJ Breya took third in the 400m dash (52.08) and fourth in the 55m hurdles (8.39). Fellow sophomore Ryan Baird took third in the pole vault with a leap of 3.81m (12\' 6\"). Other scorers for the Eagles included junior Patrick Filamor (4th in long jump) and freshman Donnie Zeigler (8th in triple jump). The Juniata College track and field teams will compete next at Susquehanna University on January 20, 2008. Below is the list of Juniata results from the Dickinson College Holiday Invitational: WOMEN 4x200 Meter Relay 4. Hinson, DeGemmis, Kopetsky, Burton, 1:58.80 55 Meter Dash 4. Caitlin Hinson, 7.71 200 Meter Dash 4. Caitlin Hinson, 28.22 27. Elizabeth Moran, 36.49 400 Meter Dash 3. Courtney DeGemmis, 1:06.26 15. Andrea Burton, 1:25.91 800 Meter Run 1. Amanda Kopetsky, 2:36.15 Pole Vault 7. Stephani Varner, 8\' 6\" 2.59m High Jump 11. Elizabeth Moran, 4\' 0\" 1.21m MEN 55 Meter Hurdles 4. TJ Breya, 8.39 55 Meter Dash 9. John West, 6.84 10. Matthew Booth, 6.85 17. Brady Schade, 6.96 400 Meter Dash 3. TJ Breya, 52.08 200 Meter Dash 12. Brady Schade, 24.86 Long Jump 1.Matthew Booth, 22\' 03.75\" 6.80m 4. Patrick Filamor, 20\' 03.50\" 6.18m 13. Donnie Zeigler, 16\' 5.75\" 5.02m Triple Jump 3. Matthew Booth, 42\' 3.00\" 12.87m 8. Donnie Zeigler, 35\' 3.00\" 10.74m Pole Vault 3. Ryan Baird, 12\' 6.00\" 3.81m Shot Put 11. Josh Cavender, 35\' 10.50\" 10.93m 15. Jeremy Boback, 30\' 10.50\" 9.41m -30-

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