Foresters dominate Anderson Invitational

The Foresters competed at Anderson University, dominating the invitational by sweeping both the men's and women's team titles.

Josann Schoeff and Michelle Kyler paced the women with three first place finishes on the day. Schoeff dominated the sprints, winning the 100 meters (13.45) and the 200 meters (27.33). She also ran the first leg of the winning 4x100 relay team that finished in 50.74. Kyler was the top finisher in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:09.16 and leaped two feet higher than her closest competitor in the pole vault to easily finish first with a vault of 10-06.00. She also was a member of the winning 4x400 relay team that finished in 4:20.59.

Other top six finishers on the day included Molly Shirey in the 5000 meters (1st, 20:44.27), Krystal McHenry in the 1500 meters (3rd, 5:28.37) and 5000 meters (4th, 22:03.68), Mariah Town in the 400 meters (2nd, 1:02.53) and the 200 meters (4th, 28.18), Rachel Bayon in the 100 meters (3rd, 13.80), Abbey Wise in the 800 meters (2nd, 2:38.67), Bethany McGraw in the 200 meters (5th, 28.45), Kelsey Green in discus (2nd, 134-00), Haleigh Osborne in shot put (2nd, 38-09.50), discus (5th, 114-09) and hammer (6th, 106-06) and Doris Walker in javelin (2nd, 55-05).

The Foresters took the women's team title with a score of 135 followed by Earlham (126), Saint Francis (93), Goshen (62), Anderson (61) and Spring Arbor (52).

In men's action, Todd Fiedler was a double winner in the meet. He landed the winning throw in the javelin at 162-09 and finished first in triple jump with a leap of 42-02.75. He also picked up a second in long jump (20-03.00) and third in the 100 meters (12.42). Alec Rosario finished first in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 10:29.37. Joseph Herber brought home top honors in the 1500 meters with his 4:11.44 finish. Winning the 800 meters was Ethan Medley with a time of 1:58.50. Sean LaFontaine crossed the line first in the 400 hurdles with a winning time of 56.89 while Ryan Morris' leap of 12-11.75 placed him first in the pole vault.

Other top six finishers included Alan Huffman in the 3000 meter steeplechase (6th, 11:48.27), Luke Diehl in the 1500 meters (4th, 4:21.27), Kam Bailey in the 400 meters (2nd, 50.63) and 200 meters (2nd, 23.41), Sean LaFontaine in long jump (3rd, 17-09.00) and the 400 meters (6th, 54.46), Aaron Mills in the 200 meters (5th, 25.32), Lance Wood in the 5000 meters (4th, 16:29.35) and Nathan Rupp in the 5000 meters (6th, 16:46.13).

HU won the men's title with a score of 135 followed by Earlham (129.33), Goshen (114.66), Anderson (113) and Saint Francis (53).


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director