BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Juniata women's track and field team competed at Moravian College on both Friday and Saturday. Sophomore Allyson Kopera (Hastings, Pa. / Northern Cambria) was the top finisher for the women's team in Saturday's events, taking 5th in the 3000m steeplechase event. Kopera finished with a time of 12:09.51.
In the 1500m, freshman Yanibel Collado (Freeport, NY / Forest Hills) placed 36th with a time of 5:08.76. Freshman Allison Goulden (Wharton, NJ / Morris Krolls) finished the race in 56th place.
Erin Gaines (Hagerstown, Md. / Williamsport) placed 35th in the 400m hurdles, running a time of 1:13.46 with freshman Caitlyn Gasmen (Bridgewater, NJ / Bridgewater-Raritan) followed in 40th place with a time of 1:15.69. Gaines also placed 52nd in the 100m hurdles.
In javelin, freshman Kylie Orndorf (Milheim, Pa. / Penns Valley) placed 13th, reaching a distance of 34.91m. Senior Sarah Rhodes (Bloomfield, NY / Boomfield) placed 26th in the shot put event, throwing a distance of 10.32m. Orndorf followed in 32nd place.
Orndorf also placed 24th in discus, reaching 30.43m. Fellow freshman Christen Cooper (Chester, NJ / West Morris Central) followed in 25th place with Kaitlin Young (Mount Ephraim, NJ / Audubon) in 30th. In the hammer event, Rhodes placed 26th with a throw measuring 33.46m and Cooper placed 27th, reaching a distance of 32.96m.
The women's team will compete next Wednesday, April 20, at Shippensburg University.