(Posted January 25, 2011)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Juniata College junior Nicholas Bauer (Glen Ridge, N.J./ Glenn Ridge) earned a first and third place finish during the West Virginia University State Farm Games on Saturday, making him the Landmark Conference Men's Field Athlete of the Week for the week ending January 23, 2011.

Bauer jumped for 6.66m (21-10 1/4) in the long jump competition earning him first place. With a 6.66m mark, Bauer beat out his opposition by a foot-and-a-half During the triple jump competition, Bauer finished third with a leap of 12.35m (40-6 1/4).

Bauer is the first Juniata track and field athlete to claim a player of the week title thus far during the indoor track season.

Juniata competes next in the Haverford Invitational on February 5, 2011 beginning at 11:00 am.


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