Foresters win eight events at Wilmington Invitational

WILMINGTON, Ohio - The Foresters won eight events Saturday at the Wilmington College Invitational in their final preparation for the MCC Championships slated for April 27-28.

Racquel Service was HU’s highest point-getter for the women. She sprinted to two first place finishes in the 100 meter dash (12.83) and 200 meter dash (26.19) and was a member along with Marian Town, Holly Lutton and Megan Karst of the second place 4x100 meter relay team that finished in 53.75.

Kelsey Green placed in three different field events with top finishes in discus (117-03) and hammer throw (116-03). She also logged a sixth place finish in shot put with a toss of 27-06.75. Holly Lutton topped all sprinters in the 100 meter hurdles with a winning time of 17.23 while Cendall Ogle finished first in the 800 meter run in 2:24.94.

Other top six finishes for HU included Erin Rockey in the 1500 meter run (3rd, 5:06.91) and 5,000 meter run (5th, 20:47.99), Krystal McHenry in the 1500 meter run (5th, 5:18.60), Holly Lutton in the 100 meter dash (5th, 14.14), Mariah Town in the 200 meter dash (6th, 28.63), Miranda Boyts in the 5,000 meter run (6th, 20:48.04), Heather Johnson in pole vault (5th, 8-00.50) and javelin (4th, 74-09), Lindsay Schroeder in pole vault (6th, 7-06.50) and Ashley Williams in shot put (2nd, 31-01.00).

Wittenberg claimed the women’s title with 138 points followed by Wilmington (106), HU (102), Thomas More (84), Ohio Dominican (52), Mount St. Joseph (27) and Earlham (25).

On the men’s side, Antonio Castillo and Caleb Kennedy registered first place finishes on the day. Castillo took top honors in the 800 meter run in 1:58.54 while Kennedy took the title for javelin with his winning toss of 159-08.

Other point-getters for the Foresters included Brian Menzie in the 1500 meter run (6th, 4:12.78), Todd Fielder in the 100 meter dash (6th, 11.55), Volodymy Budnichenko in the 400 meter hurdles (3rd, 1:01.28), Scott Skiles in the 200 meter dash (6th, 23.19), Alec Rosario in the 5,000 meter run (2nd, 16:11.82), Nathan Rupp in the 5,000 meter run (6th, 16:44.69).

HU was well-represented in the field events as several athletes recorded top six finishes including Jacob Stone in pole vault (3rd, 11-11.75), Luke Batdorff in javelin (5th, 125-01), Logan Knox in hammer throw (5th, 129-07) and discus (5th, 126-04) and Lukas Knox in discus (4th, 131-05).

Wilmington finished first for the men with 138 points followed by Ohio Dominican (87), HU (62), Wittenberg (61), Earlham (60), Mount St. Joseph (33). 
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 53 NAIA All-America honors and 187 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. 


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director