Juniata men, women finish in top five at track and field meet

KINGS POINT, N.Y. – The Juniata College women’s track and field team finished third overall this weekend with 115 points at the Landmark Conference?Championships.

Moravian finished first with 311 points, while Susquehanna placed second.

Senior Katrina Woods led the Eagles in points on the second day of competition. She cruised to victory in the 5000-meter run in 18:35.03. Woods also placed second in the 800 in a time of 2:23.82.

In the sprints, senior Paula Pryor had two outstanding performances. Pryor won the 400 in 58.44 to give Juniata its first-ever Landmark crown in the event. Pryor also competed in the 200, where she placed fourth.

In the triple jump, sophomore Alissa Sellers placed sixth overall, while freshman Katy Leamer finished eighth. Sellers also finished sixth in the high jump.

Freshman Katelyn Fisher successfully defended her indoor championship title in the high jump. Fisher won the event at a personal best height of 1.57 meters.

On the men’s side, Juniata finished third overall. The Eagles finished with 90 points, behind first-place Susquehanna and second-place Moravian.

The performance of sophomore Matt Guetzlaff in the 5000-meter run headlined the day for the Eagles. Guetzlaff finished in 15:31.59 to capture the win for Juniata.

Senior Nate Alter placed fourth in the 5000 meters after winning the 10,000-meter run on Saturday.

Junior Tyler Mandley also came up big for the Eagles.

Mandley finished a close second in the 400 hurdles with a new career best time of 56.04 seconds. In the 110 hurdles, Mandley placed third in a new personal best time of 15.59 seconds.

Junior Brett Heber finished the 400-meter hurdles in fourth place.

In the 200-meter dash, freshman Trenton Barnes ran a personal best 23.06 seconds to place fifth overall. In the 100, Barnes crossed the line a personal best 11.54 seconds to take seventh place.

The 1600-meter relay team of Barnes, Mandley, senior Connor Robinson, and freshman Davon Jackson placed third overall.

The 400 relay team of Barnes, Jackson, senior David Spayde and junior Eli Murphy finished fourth overall.