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HU track & field wraps up year at Hillsdale Classic

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HILLSDALE, Mich. – The HU track and field team wrapped up the year by taking a handful of athletes to the Hillsdale College Classic on Thursday for a last chance bid at NAIA Outdoor Nationals.

While the day came and went without any qualifying standards, several Foresters posted personal best performances.

Avniel Barrow sprinted his way to a first place finish in the 100 meter dash by running a PR 10.89 which lands him the 4th spot in the HU record books.

Brooks Gerke also claimed a personal best in pole vault with mark of 14-05.50 which moves him from 6th to 5th in the Forester history books and landed him 6th place at the meet.

Nicole Pennington set a new personal record in the 200 meters by clocking in at 25.91 for 6th place. The Ohio speedster also earned 5th place in the 100 meters in 12.62.

Other Foresters competing included Bradey Gerke in long jump (5th, 19-02.50) and triple jump (7th, 41-00.25), Jean Donaldson in javelin (3rd, 109-09), Adam Woods in javelin (4th, 158-11) and Paige Coolman in discus (7th, 103-08).

Donaldson also competed in the Dr. Keeler Invitational hosted by North Central College on Friday where she claimed 7th in javelin with a mark of 120-07.
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.