Track Men Earn Several Top Finishes
(Posted April 22, 2006)
INDIANA, Pa.? The Juniata College track and field teams battled through cold and wet conditions to enjoy several strong performances at the non-scored Indiana University (Pa.) Open Saturday afternoon. The Eagles men?s team earned 12 top-eight finishes in individual events while the women?s squad captured eight top-eight individual finishes.
The Juniata men earned three first-place efforts in the meet. Randy Anderson (DuBois/DuBois) ran to a first-place finish in the 100, while also adding a third-place effort in the 200. Adam Loser (Central York/York) matched that effort as he leapt to a first-place finish in the high jump.Matthew Booth (Allentown Central Catholic/Allentown) then produced a first-place effort in the long jump for the Eagles. Anderson added a seventh-place effort in the long jump while Gary Ondecko Jr. (Bishop Carroll/Northern Cambria) added an eighth-place effort.
The Eagle men then had several high finishes in the middle-distance events and distance events. Mark Modak (Sandy Spring Friends/Gaithersburg, Md.) had Juniata?s second-highest finish on the track as he placed fourth in the 110 hurdles. In the 5,000 Juniata had three runners finish in the top-eight, led by Mike Chirdon (Riverview/Verona) who crossed the line fifth. Jason Hoover (Brandywine/Wilmington, Del.) added a sixth-place effort while Craig Pannone (Wolcott/Wolcott, Conn.) was eighth. The Eagles then had two sixth-place finishes as Tripp Rudolph (Upper St. Clair/Pittsburgh) was sixth in the 800 and Chris Sheaffer (Central York/York) was sixth in the 1,500.
For the Juniata women the top effort came off the track where Kelsey Buffenmyer (Donegal/Mount Joy) earned a first-place finish in the high jump. Also earning a high finish in a field event was Debbie Delaney (Franklin/Reisertown, Md.) who placed fifth in the discus.
On the track Juniata?s top finish came as Katey Glunt (Bellefonte/Bellefonte) ran to a second-place finish in the steeplechase. The Eagles then had a pair of top-eight efforts in both the 5,000 and the 200. In the 5,000 Meghan Jones (Meadville/Meadville) was fourth and Kristen Gochnauer (Warwick/Lititz) was right behind her in fifth place. In the 200 Tiava Morris (Baltimore City College/Baltimore, Md.) and Amy Reynolds (Jefferson/Harpers Ferry, W.V.) tied for eighth. Morris then added another eighth-place finish in the 400.
The Eagles track and field teams will next be in action at the famous Penn Relays on Thursday and Friday.
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