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Forester XC competes in Bethel Invitational

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The HU cross country team competed in the Bethel College Invitational on Friday night where the Forester men ran to an 11th place finish out of 14 teams while the women’s team didn’t score as a team.

Kevin Moser ran a 27:31.5 to pace the men with a 41st place finish out of 178 runners. Elijah Chesterman clocked in at 27:51.4 for 47th place. Adrien Gentie crossed the line next for HU in 28:27.2 for 60th place.

Sunshine state teammates Elston Jones (29:02.7) and CJ Robertson (29:05.9) rounded out the scoring by finishing 69th and 71st respectively. Other runners for Huntington included Zach McIntyre (79th, 29:24.4), Kody Ahrens (80th, 29:27.3), Codi Wiersema (131st, 30:05.2), Cody Feisel (144th, 30:33.9), Justin Ayres (150th, 31:06.8) and Joseph Landon (176th, 37:06.3).

Cornerstone won the men’s 8K race with 63 points followed by Taylor (83), Aquinas (92), Marian (133), Madonna (145), Goshen (157), Saint Xavier (193), Indiana Tech (211), Grace (268), Bethel (272), HU (288), Robert Morris (297), Spring Arbor (315) and IU Northwest (445).

In the women’s 5K, the Foresters started with five runners but ended with four so no team score was registered. Bianca Tisdale turned in a 21:08.0 for 109th place to lead HU. Aspen Dirr finished in 21:20.0 for 120th place. Claiming 152nd place in 22:09.7 was Rachael Smelser while MacKenzie Bobeck ran a 23:49.1 for 180th place.

Coach Miller’s crew is back in action in two weeks to compete in the NAIA Great Lakes Challenge hosted by Aquinas College on October 21.

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 274 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.