ANDERSON, Ind. - The Forester track and field teams brought home three top finishes from the Fred Wilt Memorial Indoor Invitational hosted by Anderson University on Saturday at Kardatzke Wellness Center. The men finished 2nd out of 15 teams while the women tied for 3rd out of ten teams.
On the men’s side, Daniel DeBoni and Ethan Medley each crossed the line first in their respective race. DeBoni won the 200 meter dash with a new PR of 23.08. Medley claimed top honors in the 3,000 meter steeplechase in 10:31.58.
The Knox brothers had a strong showing in the field events. Older sibling Logan threw to a fourth place finish in shot put with a toss of 43-09.00 while Lukas took fifth with a PR throw of 43-08.50 good for eighth place in the HU record books.
The brothers flip-flopped positions in the weight throw with Lukas claiming the higher finish of third with another career-setting toss of 46-03.25 while Logan earned fourth (45-10.50).
The Foresters logged 18 points in the 1,000 meter run with Matt Bittner leading the way. He finished second in 2:46.34 followed by Seth Murphy (3rd, 2:48.31) and Isaiah Laatsch (4th, 2:55.27).
Alan Huffman was the only other point-getter for HU. He ran to a third place finish in the 3,000 meter Steeplechase in 10:58.98.
Wabash claimed the team title with 141.16 points followed by HU (74), Franklin (47), Marian (43.50), Anderson (34), Manchester (34), Hanover (30.33), Rose Hulman (28), Hannibal LaGrange (20), Spalding (16), Mount St. Joseph (10), Centre (7), DePauw (7), Defiance (6) and St. Catharine (1).
For the women, Krista Wood topped the list with a winning time of 11:33.97 in the in the 3,000 meter steeplechase. The Foresters also logged PRs in a trio of silver finishes. Brianna Gregory sprinted to a second in the 60 meter dash in 8.28, Hannah Moore finished second in the 3,000 meter steeplechase in 11:33.97 and Heather Johnson’s leap of 9-08.00 in pole vault earned her the team’s final second place finish.
Other top six finishes included Alyssa Haselby in the 60 meter dash (6th, 8.62*PR), Shana Christian in the 400 meter dash (3rd, 1:01.06*PR), Erin Rockey in the 1,000 meter run (3rd, 5:38.49) and Lindsay Schroeder in pole vault (3rd, 9-08.00*PR).
DePauw capture the invitational title with 94 points followed by Hanover (80), HU (77), Franklin (77), Anderson (53), Marian (43), Centre (38), Manchester (29), Rose Hulman (28) and St. Catharine (5).