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Track & Field opens up outdoor season at Polar Bear Invitational

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MARION, Ind. – The Forester track and field team opened up its outdoor season at the Indiana Wesleyan Polar Bear Invitational.

Senior Jean Donaldson brought home HU’s only top finish. The Wabash native claimed first in javelin with a heave of 37.93 meters. Teammate Brooke Saylor also placed in javelin with her toss of 29.70 meters good for third.

Nicole Pennington posted a PR of 26.07 in the 200 meters to enjoy fifth. Samantha McCoy clocked in at 1:03.22 in the 400 meters to cross the line sixth.  

Other top six finishes included Michelle Kelsey in triple jump (4th, 9.76 meters) and Holly Holton in discus (6th, 35.96 meters).

Brooks Gerke brought home the men’s best finish by claiming second in pole vault with a mark of 4.27 meters.

Avniel Barrow made his way into the HU record books by posting the sixth fastest time in school history in the 100 meters with his time of 11.01, good for sixth on Saturday. CJ Robertson also claimed a sixth place finish by running a 51.05 in the 400 meters.

Next up for the Foresters is the Hanover College Invitational on Saturday.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 254 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.