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HU men finish 11th, women take 30th at Louisville Classic

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Forester Cross Country teams headed south over the weekend to compete in the Louisville Classic where the HU men claimed 11th among 36 NAIA and NCAA Division III teams while HU women finished 30th out of a field of 38 NAIA and NCAA Division III teams.

Freshman Adrien Gentie crossed the line first for the Foresters in 27:19.52 to finish 34th out of 306 runners. Kevin Moser also finished in the top 50 of the loaded field by clocking in at 27:27.86 for 46th place.

Elijah Chesterman ran to a 57th place finish in 27:35.64. Nick Childs (28:41.06) and Codi Wiersema (28:48.64) rounded out HU’s scoring by finishing 127th and 130th respectively.

Other Huntington runners in the 8K included Elston Jones (150th, 29:12.99), Kody Ahrens (152nd, 29:13.12), Zach McIntyre (29:30.28), CJ Robertson (29:35.08) and Cody Feisel (30:12.08).

Junior Aspen Dirr returned to the Forester line-up and had an outstanding 5K to finish 26th out of 305 runners by posting a time of 19:58.72. Bianca Tisdale came in next for HU in 21:30.02 for 120th place. Kelsey Graber finished 160th in 22:06.42 while Rachael Smelser clocked in at 22:31.84 for 177th place. MacKenzie Bobeck rounded out the scoring with a 234th place finish in 24:29.30.

Huntington has a quick turnaround as they will be back in action on Friday at the Bethel 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 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.