HU opens up indoor season at Purdue

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2013-01-19
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Forester track teams opened up the indoor portion of their season on Saturday by competing in the Gene Edmonds Cup at Purdue University in Lambert Fieldhouse. They were in good company, competing against the likes Purdue, Indiana State and Robert Morris.

Freshman Daniel DeBoni had an impressive start to his collegiate career in the 60 meter dash. He established a new Huntington record by running a 7.21 in the prelims. He was the lone Forester to earn a spot in the finals where he finished 8th in 7.22.

Scott Skiles also made it into the HU record books in the 400 meter dash where he finished 10th in 53.73, the seventh fastest time in school history.

Other top ten finishes for Huntington included Brandon Hunt in the 60 meter dash (10th, 7.91), Levy Francois in the 60 meter hurdles (10th, 9.18), Josh Graham in the 1 mile run (9th, 4:34.90), Isaiah Laatsch in the 3000 meter run (7th, 10:38.14), Alan Huffman in the 3000 meter run (8th, 10:51.68), Lance Wood in the 5000 meter run (4th, 16?24.06) and Nathan Rupp in the 5000 meter run (5th, 17:11.25).

For the women, Ashley Williams brought home Huntington’s top finish. She established a new PR in the weight throw with a toss of 37-05.75, the fourth farthest throw in HU history, to finish 8th overall.

In her college debut, freshman Darion Caldwell finished 11th in the 60 meter dash with a time of 9.13 which places her 7th in the HU record books. Other top ten finishes for the Foresters included Amanda Henningfield in the 600 meter run (10th, 1:55.51), Miranda Boyts in the 5000 meter run (5th, 21:00.55) and Holly Lutton in the 60 meter hurdles (9th, 10.59).

The Foresters have a two-week break before competing in the Ohio Northern University Invitational on February 2. 
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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