HU track teams fourth at Defiance

 Both Huntington University track teams placed fourth at Defiance College's Dick Small Track Invitational. Bethel College swept the meet winning the men's title with 129 points and the women's with 167. The Forester men scored 78 points and the women tallied 96.

In men's action, Joel Sanders and Nick Johnson each grabbed a first place finish to lead HU. Sanders won the 800 meter run with a time of 1:58.41 and Johnson ran a 32:57.53 in the 10,000 meter run for the win. Teammate Joseph Njeri placed third in the event with his time of 33:25.95. Lucas Beach came up with two second place finishes in the throwing events. He had a toss of 14.65 meters in the shot put and a 42.37 meter mark in the hammer throw. David St. Louis took second in the 1500 meter run with a time of 4:14.35. Michael Lehman came in third in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:04.02 and Dan Lindbloom placed third in the 3000 meter steeplechase in 10:09.59.

On the women's side, Katie Crandall dominated the hurdle events, winning the 100 hurdles in 16.21 and the 400 hurdles in 1:08.42. Emily Sealscott also picked up a win for the Foresters in the 3000 meter steeplechase. She crossed two and a half minutes ahead of the second place finisher with her time of 12:24.65. Brittany Fillman placed second in the 400 meter race in 1:01.81. Jill Roughia ran the 1500 meter run in 5:08.73 to finish third. Lisa Isabelli placed third in the hammer throw with her 34.33 meter mark and HU's 4x100 meter relay of Cassie Lehman, Fillman, Heidi Christner and Crandall took third with their time of 53.71.


Heather Barkley
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