Foresters win ten events at Taylor Invite

UPLAND, Ind. - The Huntington University track and field squads wrapped up its regular season on Saturday, May 5, at the Taylor University Invitational. It was a laid back competition as the Foresters competed against the Trojans and several other partial squads.

On the men’s side, Lance Wood posted the top finish in the 1,500 meter run in 4:14.14. Brian Menzie ran a 16:32.94 in the 5,000 meter run to bring home a first place finish while Nathan Rupp won the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 10:34.46.

For the women’s Kelsey Green, Racquel Service and Heather Johnson were all double winners. They did the most damage in field events where Green won the discus and hammer with tosses of 39.28 meters and 36.24 meters respectively.

Johnson claimed the pole vault with a leap of 2.60 meters and also grabbed first in javelin with a winning throw of 29.44 meters.

Service enjoyed a win in long jump with the sixth best leap all-time on the HU Top Ten list of 5.06 meters to go along with a top finish in the 100 meter dash (13.26).

The other HU victory was posted by Holly Lutton in the 400 meter hurdles in 1:19.71. 
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 53 NAIA All-America honors and 187 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director