Abbey, Ngure earn Athlete of the Week honors

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2003-03-10
Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington College athletic department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of March 3-9, 2003. Women’s track and field senior Erin Abbey and men’s track and field senior John Ngure earned the honors for their excellent efforts during the week’s competitions.

Abbey, an educational ministries major from Millbury, Ohio (Lake High School), competed in the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships in Johnson City, Tenn., on Friday. She had qualified in the long jump, and going into the national competition, she was seeded 15th. Abbey finished the competition in ninth place after a leap of 17' 06.25." She is a three-time All-American Scholar Athlete recipient and earned All-American honors on the track last spring in the 4x800 meter relay. Abbey is a member of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Chi Alpha Sigma (the athletic honor society), and has earned many Dean’s List honors.

Ngure, an exercise science major from Thaika, Kenya, earned his ninth All-American honor as a Forester at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships in Johnson City, Tenn., on Saturday. He was ranked 18th going into the 5000 meter race. Ngure qualified to the finals after finishing ninth in the semi-finals on Friday. In the championship race, he ran his best time of the season at 14:52.58, and finished third overall. Ngure has now earned three All-American honors in cross country and six All-American honors in track.


The Huntington College Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past six years, Huntington has produced 39 All-America honors and 67 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. US News & World Report ranks Huntington among the Top 10 comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana.

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Director of Communications
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Joanne Green
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