HU competes at Fred Wilt Memorial Indoor Invitational

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2012-02-25
Anderson, Ind. - In their last indoor meet of the season, the Foresters competed at the Fred Wilt Memorial Indoor Invitational on Saturday at Anderson University's Kardatzke Wellness Center where the women finished fifth and the men finished sixth.

Leading the way for the women was Racquel Service who sprinted to a new HU record in the 60 meter dash with her first place finish of 8.09. Finishing right behind her was Rachel Bayon, HU's previous record-holder in this event, in 8.16. Bayon also ran to a sixth place finish in the 200 meter dash with her time of 28.15.

Krystal McHenry had a PR day in the 5000 meter run. She ran a 19:27.32 to finish third and climb to the 4th spot in the Huntington record books. Not far behind was Miranda Boyts who also set a new personal best of 20:14.93 and finished fifth overall.

Heather Johnson also enjoyed her best performance of the year in pole vault. Her leap of 9-02.25 not only earned her a second place finish but was also the second highest vault recorded in HU history. Rounding out the Foresters’ point getters was Amanda Henningfield who ran a 3:22.79 in the 1000 meter run good for second place.

DePauw took top honors for the women with 108 points followed by Centre (70), Anderson (61), Hanover (52), HU (51), Washington and Jefferson (36), Manchester (30), Franklin (27), Campbellsville (20), Principia (16), Rose-Hulman (10), Ohio Wesleyan University (8), St. Catharine (4).

Isaiah Laatsch brought home the men's individual top finish of the day. He finished second in the 1000 meter run in 2:50.78. The 4x200 meter relay team of Jonathan Scales, Kendall Bates, Seth Murphy and Brooks Hooley also enjoyed a second place finish with a time of 1:43.29.

Alec Rosario crossed the line third in the 3000 meter steeplechase in 10:08.53. Teammate Alan Huffman finished fifth in 11:16.32. Antonio Castillo found his way into the HU record books for the 800 meter run. He crossed the line in 2:01.43 to finish fourth at the meet and seventh in Forester history. Logan Knox threw a PR of 44-04.00 in the weight throw to finish fifth.

Wabash captured the men's title with 130 points followed by Manchester (54.50), Franklin (53), Anderson (51), DePauw (48), HU (37), Ohio Wesleyan University (26), Washington and Jefferson (25), Centre (24.50), Rose-Hulman (18), Principia (18), Hanover (16), Campbellsville (16), Earlham (10) and St. Catharine (4). 
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. 
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