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February 22, 2008
Vol. 49 No. 16

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Basketball to host Pepsi Day

Saturday is Pepsi Day at Susquehanna. The Crusader men's and women's basketball teams will host Juniata in a Landmark Conference doubleheader.

All fans will be treated to free hot dogs and Pepsi, courtesy of the Pepsi-Cola Company in Selinsgrove, Weis Markets and Kunzler's Hot Dogs.

Susquehanna's chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America will host a halftime shootout sponsored by Pepsi. Fans will have a chance to win a driveaway vacation or Omaha Steaks gift certificates.

Immediately following the women's game, the senior members of the men's and women's basketball teams, cheerleading squad and dance team will be recognized.

On the women's side, a Susquehanna win, coupled with a Merchant Marine loss, will give the Crusaders the No. 4 seed in the playoffs.

The Susquehanna men have clinched a spot in the postseason but will be jockeying for position Saturday. A Crusader win gives them the No. 1 seed and home-court advantage throughout the Landmark tournament. Juniata can take the No. 1 or No. 2 seed with a win, depending on the results of other games.

Susquehanna hosts track meet

The track and field teams hosted the Susquehanna Open on Saturday, Feb. 16.

For the women, Susquehanna was led on the track by freshman Alycia Woodruff, who took third in the mile run in a time of 5:18.59.

Senior Eric Johnson, junior Jon Kunhardt, junior JJ Brooks and sophomore Paul Thistle set a new school record of 8:11.36 in the 4x800 meter relay.

Thistle won the 5000-meter run in 15:26.85. Joining Thistle, sophomore Josh Simpson won his first collegiate 400-meter dash in 50.65.

Top finishers on the track included senior Brian Ross in the 55 hurdles (third, 7.95) and Johnson in the 400 dash (seventh, 52.08).

Clearing the Division III provisional pole vault height of 4.70 meters, senior John Calvo led the Crusaders in the field events with a second-place finish.

Senior Mike Marr jumped 1.93 meters for fourth place in the high jump. Marr also placed fourth in the triple jump at 12.71 meters.

This Week at Susquehanna:

Indoor Track and Field: Sat. Landmark Conference Championships, 10 a.m.

Women's basketball: Sat. vs. Juniata, 6 p.m.

Men's basketball: Sat. vs. Juniata, 8 p.m.

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