Tracksters earn Athlete of the Week honors

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2003-02-03
Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington College athletic department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of January 27 – February 2, 2003. Women’s track and field senior Erin Abbey and men’s track and field junior Chris Buehrer earned the honors for their excellent efforts during the week’s competitions.

Abbey, an educational ministries major from Millbury, Ohio (Lake High School), led the women’s track team to a second-place finish in its season opener at Ohio Northern on Friday. Abbey’s long jump of 17-00.75 won the event by well over a foot and met the NAIA national qualification provisional mark. Abbey also ran well on the track, finishing second in the 400 meters in 1:02.53 and second in the 300 meters in 44.24. Abbey is a three-time All-American Scholar Athlete recipient and earned All-American honors on the track last spring in the 4x800 meter relay. She is a member of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Chi Alpha Sigma (the athletic honor society), and has earned many Dean’s List honors.

Buehrer, an elementary education major from Archbold, Ohio (Archbold High School), ran a commanding 5000 meter race in the men’s season opener at Ohio Northern on Friday and helped the men’s squad to a second-place finish. His winning time of 16:53.54 was 25 seconds faster than second place finisher, teammate Craig Perry. Buehrer is an All-American Scholar Athlete recipient for men’s cross country. He is a member of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi (the International Honor Society for Educators), and has earned many Dean’s List honors.


The Huntington College Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past six years, Huntington has produced 39 All-America honors and 67 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. US News & World Report ranks Huntington among the Top 10 comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana.

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