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Juniata track teams compete at Wash. & Jeff. Invitational

(Posted April 5, 2008)

WASHINGTON, Pa. -- The Juniata College men's and women's track and field teams competed in the Washington and Jefferson College Invitational on in Washington, Pa., on Friday and Saturday, April 4-5.

The Juniata women finished 13th out of 15 teams as they scored 13 points. Five women contributed to the scoring for Juniata, led by freshman Courtney DeGemmis (Lansdale, Pa./Methacton), whose fourth place finish in the 400m was the top finish of any Juniata woman for the weekend. Her time of 1:03.07 was a season-best time for her. In the 4x100m relay, DeGemmis teamed with junior Kelsey Buffenmyer (Mount Joy, Pa./Donegal), sophomore Melissa Johnson (Colonia, N.J./John F. Kennedy), and senior Caitlin Hinson (Florence, S.C./Danville) to take sixth with a time of 51.63. DeGemmis, Hinson, and Johnson were then joined by sophomore Cassie Majocha (Upper Burrell, Pa./Burell) to take fifth in the 4x400m relay with a time of 4:19.85. Between those three events, DeGemmis' 6.75 points accounted for over half of the team's total.

Melissa Johnson was the only other woman to score in an individual event, as she took eighth in the 200m race with a time of 27.67.

The Juniata men finished 7th out of 14 teams as they scored 42 points. Eight men scored for Juniata in nine individual events. Leading the scoring for Juniata was senior Jason Hoover (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine), who won the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 9:56.01 to claim the only victory of the day for Juniata. He was followed to the finish six seconds later by his brother, Eric Hoover (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine), in second place with a time of 10:02.29. The 18 points earned by the Hoovers in the steeplechase accounted for nearly half of the team's points.

Sophomore TJ Breya (McClure, Pa./East Juniata) was the second leading scorer for the Juniata men, as he produced scoring efforts in both hurdle races. He took 3rd in the 110m hurdles with a time of 15.94 seconds and 6th in the 400m hurdles with a time of 57.53 seconds.

Other individual scores for the Juniata men were: sophomore Ryan Baird (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) (4th in the pole vault); junior Ryan Johnson (Mountaintop, Pa./Crestwood) (6th in the hammer and 7th in the javelin); junior Patrick Filamor (Wanchai, Hong Kong/Int'l School of Manila) (6th in the long jump); junior Tripp Rudolph (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) (8th in the 800m); and freshman Steven Schmitt (New Providence, Pa./Solanco) (8th in the 5000m).

Highlighting the weekend for the men was the showing in the hammer throw, in which Ryan Johnson improved his own school record set last year by over seven feet with a toss of 129-11. Sophomore Jeremy Boback (Ebensburg, Pa./Central Cambria) threw a three inch personal best in the hammer of 110-6 that improved on his fifth place all-time ranking for Juniata in this event.

The Juniata College performance list and scoring summary, as well as complete results from the Washington and Jefferson Invitational are copied below.

The Juniata track and field teams will compete next weekend at the Messiah Invitational in Grantham, Pa.

2008 Washington & Jefferson Invitational - April 4-5, 2008
Cameron Stadium - Washington, Pa.

JUNIATA COLLEGE PERFORMANCE LIST


WOMEN

100 Meter Dash
13 Caitlin Hinson 13.51
21 Kelsey Buffenmyer 14.08
23 Stephanie Varner 14.61

200 Meter Dash
8 Melissa Johnson 27.67
20 Kelsey Buffenmyer 29.23
37 Andrea Burton 33.60

400 Meter Dash
4 Courtney Degemmis 1:03.07
15 Andrea Burton 1:15.84

800 Meter Run
29 Kerri Magerowski 2:49.99

1500 Meter Run
21 Kerri Magerowski 5:42.12
31 Caitlin Stormont 6:24.84
32 Jessica Fox 6:38.80

5000 Meter Run
21 Anne Wakabayashi 21:51.54
24 Elizabeth Linde 22:19.00
26 Joanna Fricke 24:12.38

100 Meter Hurdles
9 Melissa Johnson 17.47

4x100 Meter Relay
6 Buffenmyer, Johnson, DeGemmis, Hinson 51.63

4x400 Meter Relay
5 Hinson, DeGemmis, Johnson, Majocha 4:19.85

Long Jump
9 Caitlin Hinson 4.77m (15-07.75)

Pole Vault
9 Stephanie Varner 2.74m (8-11.75)

Discus Throw
24 Joanna Fricke 22.25m (73-00)

Javelin Throw
14 Jessica Fox 25.30m (83-00)

MEN

100 Meter Dash
14 Patrick Filamor 11.65
18 John West 11.83

200 Meter Dash
13 Patrick Filamor 24.23
-- John West DNF

800 Meter Run
8 Tripp Rudolph 1:59.38
15 Eric Hoover 2:03.70
21 Shawn Rumery 2:05.27

1500 Meter Run
13 Tripp Rudolph 4:10.92
22 Sam Williams 4:14.08
25 Matthew Bailey 4:17.18
45 Kenny Goodfellow 4:39.26

5000 Meter Run
8 Steve Schmitt 16:32.69
17 Jon Pfadenhauer 17:24.33

110 Meter Hurdles
3 TJ Breya 15.94

400 Meter Hurdles
6 TJ Breya 57.53

3000 Meter Steeplechase
1 Jason Hoover 9:56.01
2 Eric Hoover 10:02.29
12 Kevin Donahue 10:54.73

4x400 Meter Relay
12 Rudolph, Breya, Rumery, J Hoover 3:33.26

Long Jump
6 Patrick Filamor 6.23m (20-05.25)

Triple Jump
14 Patrick Filamor 11.64m (38-02.25)

Pole Vault
4 Ryan Baird 3.96m (12-11.75)

Shot Put
24 Jeremy Boback 10.73m (35-02.50)
32 Josh Cavender 9.71m (31-10.25)

Discus Throw
25 Josh Cavender 31.66m (103-10)
28 Tommy Beideman 30.57m (100-03)
30 Ryan Johnson 29.32m (96-02)
-- Jeremy Boback FOUL

Javelin Throw
7 Ryan Johnson 46.78m (153-06)
12 Tommy Beideman 43.69m (143-04)

Hammer Throw
6 Ryan Johnson 39.60m (129-11)
12 Jeremy Boback 33.68m (110-06)

SCORING SUMMARY

Women's Score
1 Allegheny 114
2 Wheeling Jesuit 105
3 Washington & Jefferson 103
4 Seton Hill 96
5 Penn State Behrend 55
6 Waynesburg 46
7 Geneva 45
8 Carnegie Mellon 42
9 Bethany 40
10 Duquesne 35
11 Denison 15
12 Hood 14
13 Juniata 13
14 Kenyon 9
14 Hagerstown CC 9

Juniata Women Individual Scorers
DeGemmis, Courtney 6.75
Johnson, Melissa 2.75
Hinson, Caitlin 1.75
Majocha, Cassandra 1
Buffenmyer, Kelsey 0.75

Juniata Women Event Scoring
400m 5
4x400m Relay 4
4x100m Relay 3
200m 1

Men's Score
1 Carnegie Mellon 144
2 Penn State Behrend 126
3 Wheeling Jesuit 77
4 Seton Hill 54.5
5 Washington & Jefferson 54
6 Saint Vincent 44
7 Juniata 42
8 Denison 37
9 Allegheny 36.5
10 Hagerstown CC 32
11 Bethany 28
12 Duquesne 26
13 Kenyon 25
14 Hood 5

Juniata Men Individual Scorers
Hoover, Jason 10
Breya, Timothy 9
Hoover, Eric 8
Baird, Ryan 5
Johnson, Ryan 5
Filamor, Patrick 3
Rudolph, Tripp 1
Schmitt, Steve 1

Juniata Men Event Scoring
3000m Steeplechase 18
110m Hurdles 6
Pole Vault 5
Long Jump 3
400m Hurdles 3
Hammer 3
Javelin 2
800m 1
5000m 1

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