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Foresters compete in Greater Louisville Classic over weekend

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Competing in the Greater Louisville Classic at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park, the HU women’s cross country team finished 23rd while the Huntington men claimed 35th.  

For the Forester women, sophomore Aspen Dirr posted a time of 23:08.10 in the 6K silver race to finish 42nd out of 332 runners. Senior Christine Sparks came in second for HU by clocking in at 24:29.61 for 107th place.

Marie Ditzler took 169th in 25:54.70. Cassidy Johnson came in 182nd by turning in a 26:30.6. Bianca Tisdale (26:40.34) and Amanda Fielding (27:01.02) finished just over 40 seconds apart to finish 186th and 188th respectively while Kelsey Graber crossed the line in 27:11.58 for 194th place.

As a team, the Foresters tallied 684 points for 23rd place out of 39 teams with Goshen being the only NAIA team to finish ahead of Coach Fred Miller’s crew.

The Huntington men were paced by Kevin Moser who averaged a 5:39.4 mile in the 8K silver race to claim 162nd in 28:07.5. Zach McIntyre wasn’t far behind to take 166th by posting a time of 28:11.7

Codi Wiersema finished third for his team for 189th place in 28:41.0. Other finishers for HU included Elston Jones (230, 29:47.6), CJ Robertson (239, 30:04.4), Austin Willey (246, 30:16.9) and Nick Childs (248, 30:18.6).

Huntington finished with 986 points to post a 35th place out of 43 teams.

The Foresters are back in action on Friday to compete in the Bethel College Invitational.  

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.