HU hosts first invite since 2005

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2013-04-06
HUNTINGTON, Ind. - Hosting its first meet since 2005, both the HU men’s and women’s track and field teams finished fourth at the newly-resurfaced King Track & Field Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Cendall Ogle paced the women with a first place finish in the 1,500 meter run in 4:58.38. She also ran to a sixth place finish in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:27.37.

Freshman Brianna Gregory picked up a second place finish in the 100 meter dash (13.09*PR) and added another in long jump with a leap of 15’05.75.

Also representing Huntington in sprints was another freshman, Shana Christian who ran to a third place in the 200 meter dash in 27.88 and a fourth place in the 400 meter dash in 1:01.40.

Gretchen Spahr had a strong showing in the 5,000 meter run, placing second in 18:34.88 while Krista Wood recorded the 5th fastest time in HU history in steeplechase with her 3rd place finish time of 12:05.08.

Other Foresters to earn points for her team included Alyssa Haselby in the 100 meter dash (6th, 13.66), Hannah Moore in the 5,000 meter dash (6th, 19:49.16), Holly Lutton in the 100 meter hurdles (3rd, 17.11), Lindsay Schroeder in pole vault (5th, 8’11.75), Heather Johnson in javelin (3rd, 98’03.50) and Ashley Williams in shot put (12th, 30’09.50).

Indiana Wesleyan captured the women’s team title with 200.5 points followed by Spring Arbor (165), Grace (91), HU (88), Manchester (83), Trinity Christian (71.5) and Goshen (27).

On the men’s side, Daniel DeBoni proved to be one of the quickest athletes at the meet, finishing second in both the 100 meter dash with a new PR of 11.14 and 200 meter dash (22.98).

Huntington dominated the hammer with Logan Knox leading the pack, setting a new personal best and claiming HU’s only gold for the men with a winning toss of 145’02.00. Lukas Knox took third (130’06.75) while Bryan Myers (113’10.75) and Nick Miller (99’04.00) finished sixth and eighth respectively.

Knox also earned third place in shot put with a heave of 42’08.50.

Other point getters for HU included Scott Skiles in the 400 meter dash (6th, 52.32), Lance Wood in the 5,000 meter run (10th, 16:12.06), Levy Francois in the 110 meter hurdles (5th, 16.13*PR), Brandon Hunt in the 400 meter hurdles (8th, 1:01.63), Ethan Medley (5th, 10:51.36) and Alan Huffman (7th, 11:09.83) in the steeplechase, Jake Nash in high jump (3rd, 6’03.75), Lukas Knox in the discus (4th, 137’02.75*PR) and Jacob Stone in pole vault (5th, 13’07.25*PR)

IWU also took home the men’s title with 201 points followed by Spring Arbor (153), Manchester (92.5), HU (83), Goshen (80.5), Grace (67) and Trinity Christian (47).

The Foresters are back in action this weekend when they compete in the Indiana Little State Championships hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University.

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The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 46 NAIA All-America honors and 202 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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