Athlete of the Week honors Jacob, Doyle

FOR RELEASE
2003-05-05

Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington College athletics department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of April 28-May 4, 2003. Women’s track and field junior Nicole Jacob and men’s track and field junior Jonathan Doyle earned the honors for their excellent efforts during the week’s competitions.

Jacob, a psychology major from Van Wert, Ohio (Van Wert High School), ran her best time in the 1500 meters at the Butler Twilight Invitational on Saturday. Her time of 4:56.01 betters her previous best time by four seconds and marks her first time to run the race under five minutes. The time also places her eighth on the Huntington College top ten list of all-time runners in the women’s 1500 meter run. Jacob is a Dean’s List honoree, a member of Chi Alpha Sigma (the athletic honor society) and a member of the Forester cross country team.


Doyle, an exercise science major from Boardman, Ohio (Boardman High School), qualified to the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in the 400 meter hurdles on Saturday. His time of 54.73 was more than half a second faster than the qualifying mark, and moves him to second on the Huntington College top ten list of all-time runners in the men’s 400 meter hurdles. The national championships will be held May 22-24, in Olathe, Kansas. It will be Doyle’s second time to run in a national championship, as he ran the 55 hurdles at the 2002 NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships.

The Huntington College Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women and hold membership in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). In the past six years, Huntington has produced 43 All-America honors and 69 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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Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
260.359.4129
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
260.359.4284