Huntington, Ind.— Three Huntington College track and field athletes will compete in the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships to be held March 3-5, 2005, in Johnson City, Tenn. Joel Sanders, Cody Hannie, and Brittany Fillman all met qualifying times in their respective races that were set by the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) at the beginning of the season.
Joel Sanders, a freshman elementary education major from Fort Wayne, Ind. (Snider High School), qualified in the men’s 1000 meter run with a time of 2 minutes, 33.63 seconds at DePauw University on February 5. Sanders, who broke two indoor school records during his first season in the 800 meters and the 1000 meters, is seeded 14th in the national race. He will toe the line for the preliminary race in his national debut on Friday at 4:55 p.m. Finals will be held Saturday at 1:55 p.m.
Cody Hannie, a sophomore English education major from Fort Wayne, Ind. (Snider High School), qualified in the 3000 meter run with the time 8:58.91 at DePauw University on February 5. Hannie, who is seeded 30th, will run in the semi-final on Friday at 5:40 p.m. Finals are set for Saturday at 2:20 p.m. This marks Hannie’s second appearance in as many years at the indoor national championship.
Brittany Fillman, a sophomore English education major from Markle Ind. (Norwell High School), qualified in the 600 meter run with a time of 1:39.75 at DePauw University on February 5. Fillman is currently seeded 16th in the national raceand will run in the semi-final at 3:20 p.m. on Friday. Finals are set for Saturday at 1:05p.m. This marks Fillman’s indoor national debut. She raced in the Forester 4x800 relay at the 2004 NAIA Outdoor National Championships last May.
The Forester track and field teams are coached by Tom King. For more information on the track program, visit www.huntington.edu/athletics/track. For real-time results of the Championships, visit www.naia.org.
The Huntington College Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past eight years, Huntington has produced 50 NAIA All-American honors and 99 All-American Scholar Athlete honors.