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HU track & field take partial squad to Lancer Invitational

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WINONA LAKE, Ind. – With the conference meet just a week away and this weekend’s unfriendly weather, the HU track and field team took just a handful of athletes, mainly throwers, to the first ever Lancer Invitational hosted by Grace College.

Senior Jean Donaldson brought home the Huntington women’s best finish of the day by claiming second in the hammer throw with her toss of 44.03 meters. Sophomore Brooke Saylor posted two fourth place finishes in shot put (9.78 meters) and javelin (29.12 meters). Freshman Holly Hutton also earned points for HU by turning in a fourth place performance in discus (33.07 meters).

Trinity Christian won the women’s title with 165 points followed by Grace (90), Saint Francis (77), Goshen (66) and HU (20).

Sophomore CJ Robertson earned 22 points for the Forester men. He posted a pair of second place finishes in long jump (5.83 meters) and the 200 meters (23.68). He also turned in a third place performance in javelin with a heave of 40.96 meters.

Zach Williams also placed in three events, taking third in discus (36.55 meters), fifth in shot put (11.86 meters) and sixth in hammer throw (40.94 meters). Codi Wiersema finished fourth in the 1500 meters by clocking in at 4:16.50 while Ben Gammon carded two sixth place finishes in shot put (11.19 meters) and discus (31.28 meters).

Grace won the men’s title with 285 points followed by Trinity Christian (58), Goshen (54), HU (37) and Saint Francis (35).

The Crossroads League Championships are slated for May 5-6 at Taylor University.

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.