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HU competes in NAIA Great Lakes Challenge

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Running against some of the best competition in the Midwest, the Huntington men’s cross country team finished 19th out of 24 teams at the NAIA Great Lakes Challenge hosted by Aquinas College Saturday afternoon while the Forester women did not score as a team.

HU turned in a team time of 2:22:45.06 with Adrien Gentie leading the way by finishing 64th out of 285 runners in 27:04. Elijah Chesterman was next for the Foresters, clocking in at 27:50 for 91st place. Kevin Moser posted a time of 28:37 to claim 114th. Kody Ahrens (29:32) and Zach McIntyre (29:40) finished 130th and 131st respectively to round out the scoring for the Foresters.

Other runners for Huntington included Codi Wiersema (29:49), CJ Robertson (29:52), Cody Feisel (30:24), Elston Jones (30:31), Justin Ayers (31:14) and Joseph Landon (37:05).

The HU women only had four runners compete with Aspen Dirr running to 55th place out of 253 runners in 19:48. Rachael Smelser registered a time of 23:10 for 205th place. Bianca Tisdale finished 217th in 23:38 while MacKenzie Bobeck ran a 24:01 for 223rd place.

The Foresters have a two-week break until the Crossroads League Championships slated for November 4th in Carmel, Ind.

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.