Slippery Rock, PA- Sophomore Colin Craig (Covington, PA) and senior Alayna Merkle (Chambersburg, PA) led Geneva′s efforts at the Slippery Rock Invitational, although the elements ruled the day. The meet was delayed by weather and high winds blew computers off the scorers′ tables. The event finished with the aid of headlights.
Craig finished second in the triple jump while Merkle finished fourth in the 1500 meters and sixth in the 800 meters.
"Conditions didn′t permit personal bests but we competed well against some very good Division II competition," said Geneva track coach Brian Yowler. "Our young sprinters saw dramatic improvement."
Both teams will continue their season Saturday at Westminster.
Geneva athletes that placed in the Top Ten at Slippery Rock
Alayna Merkle, 4th in 1500 meters, 6th in 800 meters
Anna Kluitenberg, 5th in 3000 meter steeplechase
Sara Williams, 5th in shot put
Rebecca Miller, 7th in 3000 meter steeplechase
Samantha Fisher, 10th in long jump
Mary Keen, 10th in discus
Colin Craig, 2nd in triple jump
Jordan Rupert, 4th in javelin
Jacob LaGorga, 5th in pole vault
Matt Logan, 6th in discus
Josh Guiser, 8th in 100 meters, 6th in 200 meters
Jacob Mellinger, 7th in 400 meters, 8th in 200 meters
Glenn Wargo, 8th in 3000 meter steeplechase
Cameron Unrath, 10th in 100 meters
Michael Savino, 10th in 110 hurdles
4x100 meter relay finished third
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