Spahr headed to nationals

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2013-02-26
HUNTINGTON, Ind. - For the second time in as many seasons, sophomore Gretchen Spahr will be heading to Geneva, Ohio later this week to compete in the 33rd annual NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships to take place February 28 – March 2 at the SPIRE Institute.

The Huntington native (Huntington North HS) punched her ticket to run in the 5,000 meter run on February 16th at the DePauw University Indoor Classic. Her second place time of 18:10.46 not only qualified her for nationals, but also landed her the top spot in the HU records books, shattering the previous record by nearly 25 seconds.

Spahr enters the race as the 11th seed and will toe the line for the semis on Thursday, February 28th at 4:45 p.m. The finals are slated for Saturday, March 2 at 3:10 p.m.

For the first time in NAIA history, the entire national championships will be video-streamed live and free. For more information, click here.

For a complete list of events, click here.
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 46 NAIA All-America honors and 202 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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