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HU cross country wraps up season with CL Championships

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CARMEL, Ind. - The Forester cross country team wrapped up its season at the Crossroads League Championships hosted by Marian University Saturday afternoon at Northview Church in Carmel, Ind. The HU men took 7th while the women finished 10th.

As has been the case most of the season, Adrien Gentie paced the Huntington men with his 30th place finish in 27:41.6 for an average mile time of 5:35. Three Foresters finished within the next 20 seconds. Kevin Moser was one spot back at 31st in 27:44.5. Nick Childs was on his heels to claim 32nd in 27:46.7 while Elijah Chesterman took 39th by clocking in at 27:57.2.

Codi Wiersema rounded out HU’s scoring by turning in a season-best time of 28:36.4 for 51st place. Other runners for the Foresters included Kody Ahrens (58th, 29:01.5) and Zach McIntyre (63rd, 29:27.9).

Coach Miller’s crew finished tied for sixth with 183 points with the tiebreaker favoring the Lancers based on their 5th runner finishing ahead of HU’s 5th runner.

For the fifth time in six years, Indiana Wesleyan took home the title with 32 points followed by Taylor (37), Marian (81), Goshen (123), Mount Vernon (153), Grace (183), HU (183), Spring Arbor (206), Bethel (218) and Saint Francis (304).

Aspen Dirr led the Forester women by running to a 24th place finish out of 135 runners in 20:01.9 (6:28 pace). Bianca Tisdale came in next for HU by clocking in at 21:30.8 for 57th place. Only one spot separated Huntington’s final three runners with Rachael Smelser claiming 65th in 22:53.3, MacKenzie Bobeck finishing 67th in 23:48.9 and Erin Manchess taking 68th in 24:30.3.

Taylor ran away with the women’s title with 21 points followed by Indiana Wesleyan (65), Marian (86), Mount Vernon (135), Spring Arbor (136), Goshen (181), Saint Francis (198), Bethel (201), Grace (236) and HU (281).

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.