HU competes at Bob Eubanks Open

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2012-01-21
ALLENDALE, Mich. - Up against the likes of Michigan State, Notre Dame and South Florida, the Huntington University track and field teams competed at the Bob Eubanks Open hosted by Grand Valley State University on Friday.

Pacing the way for the men was senior Joseph Herber who turned HU’s top finish of the day. He ran to sixth place in the 3000-meter run in 8:42.24 to surpass the NAIA indoor national qualifying mark. Other top individual performances were turned in by freshmen Scott Skiles in the 200-meter dash at 23.64 which was good for 25th place and Antonio Castillo in the 800-meter run at 2:06.85 for 24th place.

Freshman Erin Rockey brought home the Foresters’ only top ten finish on the women’s side of things. She ran a 2:26.86 in the 800-meter run to place ninth. Cendall Ogle (5:30.51) and Natalie Spahr (5:46.76) had solid performances in the mile to finish 17th and 22nd respectively. Running in the 60-meter dash preliminaries, Racquel Service ran to a 22nd finish in 8.22 while teammate Rachel Bayon came in next at 8.39. Service also finished 23rd in the 200-meter dash in 27.36. Other top performances included Miranda Boyts in the 3000-meter run (25th, 11:59.14) and Lindsay Schroeder in pole vault (18th, 8-02.50).

The Foresters have a two week break before competing at Trine University on Friday, January 27. 
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 53 NAIA All-America honors and 187 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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