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Foresters wrap up indoor season at Fred Wilt Invitational

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ANDERSON, Ind. – The HU track and field team competed in their last indoor meet of the season, the Fred Wilt Invitational, over the weekend at Anderson University’s Kardatzke Wellness Center.

Senior Christiana Hicks was one of two Foresters to bring home a first place finish. The Fort Wayne native registered a season-best mark of 11.60 meters to win triple jump. Sophomore Aspen Dirr was Huntington’s other winner on the day. She ran a 5:26.85 to cross the line first in the mile.

Samantha McCoy (8.21) and Nicole Pennington (8.22) took 3rd and 4th respectively in the 60 meters. Pennington also enjoyed a 3rd place finish the 200 meters in 27.57 while McCoy took 7th in the 400 meters by clocking in at 1:06.99.

Rosie Ditzler finished 5th in the 5,000 meters with her time of 20:20.88 and rounding out HU’s top ten finishes was Holly Holton. The rookie thrower placed 9th in shot put with a PR heave of 9.95 meters which lands her 10th in the HU history books.

Nick Childs (2:45.06) and Elston Jones (2:48.78) logged the highest finishes for the HU men. They finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in the 1,000 meters. Avniel Barrow claimed 4th in the 60 meters with a time of 7.25.

Adam Woods earned 5th place in high jump with a leap of 1.75 meters which is good for the 10th spot in the Forester record books. Austin Wiley also brought home a 5th place finish in the 3,000 meters with his time of 9:30.02.

Other top ten individual finishers for HU included Codi Wiersema in the mile (7th, 4:40.49), CJ Robertson in the 400 meters (8th, 52.51*PR), Bradey Gerke in triple jump (9th, 11.13 meters) and Luke Fillers in pole vault (10th, 3.65 meters).

The outdoor season is slated to start March 25 when the Foresters compete in Indiana Wesleyan’s Polar Bear 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.