Craig, Merkle lead track teams at Slippery Rock

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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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