Foresters finish second at Wilmington

With each team winning four events, the Huntington men's and women's track teams finished second in their respective meets at the Wilmington College Invitational on Saturday.

For the women, Michelle Kyler and Bethany McGraw brought home two first place finishes. They, along with Mariah Town and Rachel Bayon, were members of the winning 4x100 relay team that crossed the line in 50.07. McGraw won the 400 meters in 1:00.82 while Kyler took top honors in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:07.13. She also finished second in pole vault with a leap of 10-06.00. Kelsey Green secured the other first place finish in discus with a winning throw of 129-09.

Other top eight finishers included Krystal McHenry in the 1500 meters (6th, 5:19.28) and 800 meters (7th, 2:38.17), Gaynel Mullings in the 400 meters (6th, 1:05.53), Josann Schoeff in the 100 meters (2nd, 13.02) and the 200 meters (2nd, 26.25), Rachel Bayon in the 100 meters (4th, 13.40) and 200 meters (4th, 27.61), Molly Shirey in the 5000 meters (3rd, 20:32.76), Mariah Town in long jump (4th, 15-02.00) and Haleigh Osborne in the shot put (2nd, 37-08.75), discus (5th, 111-08) and hammer (8th, 108-01).

Wilmington College took the women's team title with 147 points followed by Huntington (114), Mount St. Joseph (93), Wittenberg (86), Franklin (84), Muskingum (83), Bluffton (46), Transylvania (25) and Heidelberg (2).

In men's action, Kam Bailey won the 400 meters in 51.19 and finished second in the 200 meters with a time of 22.83. Also bringing home top honors were Ethan Medley in the 800 meters (1:58.23), Sean LaFontaine in the 400 hurdles (57.02) and Lance Wood in the 5000 meters (16:13.05). The Foresters placed two runners in the top eight of the 3000 meters steeplechase with Alex Rosario finishing second (10:06.64) and Alan Huffman finishing seventh (11:26.22). HU had a strong showing in the 1500 meters taking four of the top eight spots led by Joseph Herber's third place finish (4:12.12). Close behind was Luke Diehl (4th, 4:13.11), Lance Wood (5th, 4:16.19) and Isaish Laatsch (8th, 4:30.07). HU also dominated the 5000 meters. In addition to Wood's first place finish, Herber placed second (16:14.08) and Nathan Rupp was fourth (16:33.07). Ryan Morris paced the Foresters in pole vault with a fourth place finish (12-05.50). Wrapping up fifth was Aaron Mills (12-05.50) and taking sixth was Tyler Skinner (11-11.75)

Other top eight finishers included Diehl in the 800 meters (6th, 2:02.93), Todd Fiedler in javelin (7th, 150-01) and triple jump (2nd, 41-04.50) and Joel Thatcher in discuss (5th, 126-04) and hammer (8th, 129-04).

Wilmington College won the men's championship with a team score of 191.50 followed by Huntington (130), Franklin (129.50), Muskingum (98), Mount St. Joseph (48), Bluffton (45), Wittenberg (39), Transylvania (23) and Heidelberg (12). 


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director