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February 01, 2008
Vol. 49 No. 13

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Four Crusaders earn honors

Four Susquehanna athletes earned Landmark Conference weekly honors.
Senior Kevin Cuff, sophomore Paul Thistle, senior Jeff Fornadley and freshman Lauren Snyder all earned Player of the Week honors.

Cuff helped the men's basketball team remain unbeaten in Landmark play with a pair of strong performances. He scored a season-high 28 points on 11-of-15 shooting and grabbed five rebounds as Susquehanna topped Catholic on the road. Over the two games, he averaged 21 points, seven rebounds and shot 58 percent over the two games, while adding five assists, and a steal.

Thistle turned in a memorable performance at the Bucknell Two-Day Invitational for the men's track and field team. Thistle claimed a victory in the 5,000, besting the field by 27 seconds in the win. His time of 14:57.20 broke the Susquehanna record in the event by more than six seconds and was just 2.2 seconds shy of an NCAA qualifying time.

For the men's swim team, Fornadley won a pair of events in his final collegiate dual meet to help Susquehanna defeat McDaniel. Fornadley touched the wall first in the 100 freestyle in a time of 48.520 and also was the winner in the 200 freestyle with a mark of 1:52.29. He also was a part of the winning 400 freestyle relay team that helped Susquehanna win the meet and post an unbeaten regular season.

For the women's swim team, Snyder earned four individual event wins over two meets to help capture a pair of dual-meet victories. She swam season best times of 11:37.03 and 5:38.66 in the 1,000 and 500 freestyle races respectively.

Track travels to Bison Open

Susquehanna's men's and women's indoor track and field teams competed at the two-day Bucknell Bison Open.

Leading the men was sophomore Paul Thistle who won the 5000 meter run by over 27 seconds in 14:57.20.

Freshman Bobby Eppleman was part of a four-way tie for fourth place in the high jump, clearing 1.79 meters.

For the women, freshman distance runner Alycia Woodruff led the way for the Crusaders with a sixth-place finish in the mile run in a time of 5:18.85.

Senior Sarah Burkhardt led the Crusaders in the field events in a seventh- place tie of 1.50 meters in the high jump that was split five ways.

This week at Susquehanna:

Track and Field: Susquehanna Indoor High School Classic, 10 a.m. Sun.

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