The Foresters opened their outdoor season at the Charlotte 49er Classic on the campus of the UNC-Charlotte on March 17-18. The HU squad shared the asphalt with several larger schools including a number of NCAA Division I institutions in the non-scored event.
Emily Sealscott turned in the most notable highlight for the women. Sealscott finished third in the women's 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 11:59.41, shaving 14 seconds off her previous personal best. Katie Crandall placed 17th in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:09.68 and Molly Andrews was 19th in the 5000 meter run with a time of 19:27.81.
David St. Louis posted the Foresters' best finish on the men's side with a fourth place in the steeplechase in 9:58.83. Lucas Beach was 15th in the hammer with his throw of 134' 5". Joel Sanders ran a 1:56.00 800 for a 12th place finish and Nick Johnson recorded Huntington's third fastest time in the 5000 meter run with his time of 15:30.65, which placed him 23rd in the event.