(Posted April 19, 2008)

Bethlehem, Pa. -- The Juniata College men's and women's track and field competed in the Moravian College Greyhound Invitational in their final tune-up prior to next weekend's Landmark Conference Championship.

The men's team produced thirteen season-best performances. Junior Tripp Rudolph led the way, as he claimed the only victory of the day for the Juniata squads. He won the 800m race with a season-best time of 1:55.91. That time is 2.71 seconds shy of the NCAA Division III provisional qualifying standard.

Sophomore Breya was the only other Eagle to claim a top five individual finish, as he posted personal best times in both hurdle races. In both races, his times rank among the top five all-time at Juniata. He took 11th in the 100m hurdles with a time of 15.76 seconds, solidifying his third place all-time ranking at Juniata. He followed that up with a 5th place finish in the 400m hurdles with a time of 54.79. That time is an improvement on his second place all-time ranking at Juniata and moves him to within 0.29 seconds of the NCAA Division III provisional qualifying standard.

Senior Tommy Beideman solidified his third place all-time ranking at Juniata in the hammer throw with a toss of 114-7. That mark earned him 20th place in the meet.

The women's team enjoyed twelve season-best performances. Highlighting the individual performances for the women was junior Kelsey Buffenmyer, who finished second in the high jump with a season best leap of 5-3 3/4. That mark is 1 1/4 short of the NCAA Division III provisional qualifying standard. Buffenmyer also ran a season best 16.44 in the 100m Hurdles to take 15th and another season best of 27.96 in the 200m to take 26th.

Buffenmyer then teamed with sophomore Melissa Johnson, junior Amy Reynolds, and senior Caitlin Hinson to take 7th in the 4x100m Relay with a season best time of 50.70. That time makes them the 2nd fastest of all-time at Juniata and just 0.21 seconds behind the school record, which was set two years ago.

Freshman Stephanie Varner equaled her own school record in the pole vault with a leap of 9-6 1/4 as she finished 13th in the meet.

Complete Juniata College performance lists are below.

The teams will next compete at the Landmark Conference Championships at Moravian College on April 27-27. More information on the championships can be found at the event website:


Greyhound Invitational - 4/19/2008
Moravian College (Bethlehem, Pa.)



100 Meter Dash
15 Hinson, Caitlin 13.09
21 DeGemmis, Courtney 13.42
32 Varner, Stephanie 14.29

200 Meter Dash
26 Buffenmyer, Kelsey 27.96
30 DeGemmis, Courtney 28.07

400 Meter Dash
25 Reynolds, Amy 1:03.09

800 Meter Run
25 McQuillan, Megan 2:33.69
32 Magerowski, Kerri 2:50.33
33 Linde, Elizabeth 2:59.72
34 Fox, Jessica 3:04.27

1500 Meter Run
17 McQuillan, Megan 5:18.47
22 Magerowski, Kerri 5:43.87
24 Linde, Elizabeth 5:52.98
27 Stormont, Caitlin 6:39.19

100 Meter Hurdles
15 Buffenmyer, Kelsey 16.44
21 Johnson, Melissa 17.43

3000 Meter Steeplechase
8 Wakabayashi, Anne 13:57.63

4x100 Meter Relay
7 Buffenmyer, Johnson, Reynolds, Hinson 50.70

4x400 Meter Relay
8 Johnson, DeGemmis, Hinson, Reynolds 4:13.72

High Jump
2 Buffenmyer, Kelsey 1.62m (5-3.75)

Pole Vault
13 Varner, Stephanie 2.90m (9-6.25)

Discus Throw
-- Fricke, Joanna FOUL

Javelin Throw
20 Fox, Jessica 27.92m (91-7)


100 Meter Dash
13 Filamor, Patrick 11.35

200 Meter Dash
17 Filamor, Patrick 22.97

800 Meter Run
1 Rudolph, Tripp 1:55.91
23 Williams, Sam 2:08.11
24 Bailey, Matthew 2:14.21
25 Schmitt, Steve 2:20.62

1500 Meter Run
8 Hoover, Eric 4:08.14
11 Williams, Sam 4:13.68
14 Hoover, Jason 4:17.04
16 Bailey, Matthew 4:19.01
22 Goodfellow, Kenny 4:34.97
23 Schmitt, Steve 4:38.38
28 Conrad, Ryan 5:00.70

5000 Meter Run
12 Pfadenhauer, Jon 17:31.64

110 Meter Hurdles
11 Breya, TJ 15.76

400 Meter Hurdles
5 Breya, TJ 54.79

3000 Meter Steeplechase
8 Donahue, Kevin 11:00.55

4x400 Meter Relay
10 Rudolph, Breya, E Hoover, J Hoover 3:34.30

Long Jump
15 Filamor, Patrick 6.04m (19-9.75)

Shot Put
17 Cavender, Josh 11.79m (38-8.25)
24 Boback, Jeremy 10.43m (34-2.75)

Discus Throw
24 Cavender, Josh 30.72m (100-09)
28 Johnson, Ryan 29.10m (95-06)
29 Beideman, Tommy 28.32m (92-11)
32 Boback, Jeremy 25.10m (82-4)

Hammer Throw
15 Johnson, Ryan 38.52m (126-4)
20 Beideman, Tommy 34.93m (114-7)
25 Boback, Jeremy 30.40m (99-9)

Javelin Throw
6 Johnson, Ryan 46.88m (153-10)
15 Beideman, Tommy 42.68m (140-0)


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