Nash and Sparks heading to Nationals

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2014-02-27
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – Sophomore Jake Nash and freshman Christine Sparks will be making their college debut at the 2014 NAIA National Track & Field Indoor Championships to take place March 6-8 at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

Nash (Lebanon, OH, Dayton Christian HS) punched his ticket in high jump on February 1 at the Taylor University Indoor Invitational. Not only did his leap of 6-7 secure his spot at nationals, it also set a new school record.

Last weekend, he bested his best by going 6-8 at the DePauw University Indoor Classic to establish himself as the 12th seed at nationals. He will compete Friday, March 7 at 2:00 p.m.

Sparks will be representing HU in the 1,000 meters. Running this race for the first time in her collegiate career, the Bloomington native (Bloomington North HS) qualified on February 22 at the DePauw Classic where she ran a 3:02.37, the second fastest time in HU history.

She enters the race as the 20th seed and will toe the line for the semis on Friday, March 7 at 3:45 p.m. The finals are slated for Saturday, March 8 at 1:45 p.m.

The entire national championships will be video-streamed live through NeuLion. For more information, click here.

For a complete schedule of events for the men, click here. For a complete schedule of events for the women, click here.
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 213 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.
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