HU track teams compete in Virginia

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2009-03-28
The Foresters traveled to Lexington, Virginia to compete in the VMI & Washington and Lee Carnival and had four individuals qualify for the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships May 21-23. The event was not scored.

Lauren Davenport paced the women with two wins at the meet. She ran away from the field to win the 800 in 2:13.36 a time that broke the school record and qualified her to compete in the event at Nationals. She also crossed the line first in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:05.82. Kelsey Green brought home the other win for HU. Her winning toss was 39.03m.

Other individual top eight finishes included Bethany McGraw, who placed second in the 100 (12.85), third in the 200 (26.85), sixth in the long jump (5.16m) and seventh in the triple jump (10.41m). Josann Schoeff was fourth in the 200 in 27.00. Haleigh Osborne was fourth in the shot at 10.91m and sixth in the discus with a mark of 31.83m. Jill Roughia was sixth in the 3000 meter steeplechase in 12:20.69 and Cassie Lehman was eighth in the 100 hurdles in 16.90.

In men's action, Lucas Beach won the hammer with a toss of 51.79m to qualify for Nationals. He also finished fourth in the shot with a mark of 14.25m. Nick Johnson was second in the 5000 and qualified for Nationals with his time of 14:56.54 and Dan Lindbloom improved on his qualifying time in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a second place finish in 9:29.55.

Other top eight finishers for HU included Joseph Njeri (2nd, 33:05.32) in the 10,000, Kameron Bailey (5th, 50.10) in the 400 and (7th, 22.87) in the 200, Luke Diehl (6th, 9:58.76) in the steeplechase, Matthias Haller (6th, 1:53.90) in the 800, Joseph Herber (7th, 15:18.28) in the 5000 and Todd Fiedler (8th, 47.51m) in the javelin.

 
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