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Foresters compete in Hanover College Invitational

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HANOVER, Ind. – Competing the Hanover College Invitational over the weekend, the Forester men’s track and field team took 10th while the HU women finished 12th.

Brooks Gerke earned 12 of his team’s 27 points by claiming 2nd in pole vault with a mark of 13-03.50 and 5th in javelin with a toss of 147-02.25.

Avniel Barrow had a solid outing in sprints by finishing 3rd in the 200 meters (22.73) and 6th in the 100 meters (11.26). Other point getters for Huntington included Austin Willey in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (6th, 10:29.80) and Bradey Gerke in high jump (5th, 5-08.25).

Nicole Pennington paced the Forester women with two 4th place finishes by clocking in at 12.78 in the 100 meters and 26.52 in the 200 meters.

Michelle Kelsey cleared 4-08.75 in high jump to take 5th while Jean Donaldson earned 6th in javelin with a heave of 142-07.50.

Indiana Wesleyan claimed the men’s title with 148 points followed by Cedarville (130.5), Thomas More (76.5), Taylor (70), Hanover (58.5), Manchester (52), Anderson (51.5), Wilmington (39), IU East (39), HU (27), Saint Francis (21), Defiance (16), Brescia (10), Morningside (10), Transylvania (6) and Mount St. Joseph (4).

Cedarville took home the women’s title with 164 points followed by Indiana Wesleyan (148), Taylor (99), Hanover (74), Manchester (53.5), Thomas More (43), Wilmington (33), Defiance (25), Saint Francis (25), IU East (25), Mount St. Joseph (17), HU (16), Anderson (14.5), Transylvania (13) and Fontbonne (11).

The Foresters host their own invitational on Saturday beginning at 11:00 a.m.

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.