Photo: Thomas Jordan ’14
9. XC/track’s Ceth Parker rebounds for remarkable senior season After a lackluster junior campaign, Juniata cross country and track distance runner Ceth Parker ’12 rebounded to turn in some amazing performances as a senior while trying to qualify for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Parker ended his season with a Juniata record time of 14:31.08 in the 5,000m at the Swarthmore Last Chance meet—a 25-second improvement over his previous personal best, and barely missing out on qualifying for nationals. In the final month of his collegiate career, Parker also set Juniata records in the 1500m (3:56.38) and the 3000m (8:41.42). Not a bad recovery for a runner who struggled competitively as a junior with several nutritional deficiencies.
2011-2012 President’s Report
It also was the watershed individual effort on a men’s team that set three outdoor records and posted 11 performances among the top five in program history. Not to be outdone, the Juniata women’s track team posted five outdoor records—including three by sophomore distance runner Katrina Woods ’14— and put 15 performances on the all-time Juniata outdoor track leaderboard.