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Juniata track's split squad hauls in three first place finishes at Susquehanna Indoor Invite

(Posted February 13, 2011)

Complete Susquehanna Invitational results

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- On the heels of Saturday's record setting performances out of a small Juniata College track and field contingent at the Bucknell Winter Classic, the rest of the Eagles got into the act on Sunday with three first place finishes at the Susquehanna University Indoor Invitational at the Garrett Sports Complex.

Freshman Alyssa Grube (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) won the women's 800m run (2:26.38), while Casey Hoffman (Coplay, Pa./Parkland) finished 11th (2:36.00) in the event. Also on the track, Jessica Koenig (Milford, Pa./Delaware Valley) was fourth in the 5000m with a time of 18:47.86.

Junior Erika Brown (Hollidaysburg, Pa./Hollidaysburg) was tied for first in the women's high jump, clearing the bar on her third attempt at 5-1 ¾. Brown also notched a top ten finish in the long jump, placing sixth with a leap of 14-11 1/4. Teammate Kate Brown (Manchester, Mich./Manchester) was 10th in the long jump with a mark of 14-4 1/2.

Senior Stephanie Varner (Huntingdon, Pa./Huntingdon Area) captured the pole vault after clearing the height of 10-0, matching her Juniata record set in 2008.

In the men's competition, sophomore Vinny Smith (Butler, Pa./Mars) had the top finish with a third place finish in the 55m hurdles (8.60).

Sophomore Justin Clapper (Buffalo Mills, Pa./Bedford) was fourth in the 35 lb. weight throw (43-7 1/4), while junior Dustin Drake (Mount Union, Pa./Mount Union) was 15th (36-5). Clapper also finished fourth in the pole vault with a height of 13-5 1/4.

Juniata's 4x800m relay team of Nik Klena (Franklin, Pa./Oil City), Connor Robinson (Asheville, N.C./Asheville), Trevor Guyer (Lewistown, Pa./Indian Valley), and Jon Pfadenhauer (Old Westbury, N.Y./The Wheatly School) finished third with a time of 8:29.75.

Juniata's final indoor track and field tune-up before the Landmark indoor championships will take place next Saturday, Feb. 19, when it competes in the Susquehanna Open at the Garrett Sports Complex.

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