Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington College athletic department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of October 13 – 19, 2003. Cross country junior Elizabeth Ngugi and men’s soccer junior Luke Caldwell earned the honors for their excellent efforts during the week’s competitions.
Elizabeth Ngugi, a psychology and Bible/Religion double major from Nairobi, Kenya, led the Forester cross country team to a team championship at the Manchester College Invitational on Saturday. Ngugi posted her best time of the season, 19:35, on her way to a sixth place finish to lead the team. Huntington and Kalamazoo tied at 60 points each, but the Foresters' #6 runner, Courtney Gullickson, finished 34th, two places ahead of Kalamazoo's sixth runner to give Huntington the team title. The Foresters will travel to Goshen College on Saturday, October 25 for the Mid-Central Conference championship.
Luke Caldwell, a sociology major from Mansfield, Ohio (Mansfield Christian High School) scored a goal and dished out two assists for the week. In the Foresters’ 2-1 overtime win over Rochester College, Caldwell gave Huntington the lead with his goal in the 60th minute and then set up Phil Lamb with a great pass for the game-winner eight minutes into the extra period. In Wednesday’s 4-1 loss to Indiana Wesleyan, Caldwell assisted freshman Matt Gerlach for the first goal of his career. The Foresters next travel to Marian College on Tuesday, October 21 at 3:30 p.m.
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