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HU women claim 3rd, men finish 5th at Night Moves Invite

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WILMINGTON, Ohio – As its name implies and after several lightning delays, it was a late night of track and field at the Night Moves Invitational hosted by Wilmington College Friday night where the Forester women claimed third while the HU men took fifth.

Christiana Hicks was a double winner for Huntington. The junior took top honors in triple jump with a mark of 37-0.75 and teamed up with Nicole Pennington, Samantha McCoy and Mariah Harter to run away with a win in the 4x100 meter relay by posting a time of 49.77, nearly two seconds ahead of second place Wilmington. Hicks also earned points in the 100 meters by finishing third in 12.83.

Pennington ran neck and neck with Hicks to post an identical time of 12.83 in the 100 meters to claim fourth. She then went on to take third in the 200 meters by clocking in at 26.71.

Kate Capkovitz ran a 1:07.83 in the 400 meter hurdles to finish second. Krista Wood finished third in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 12:28.74 in addition to running a leg of the 4x800 meter relay team along with Aspen Dirr, Cassidy Johnson and Rosie Ditzler that claimed second in 10:58.21.

Jean Donaldson had two top five finishes in field events which included javelin (3rd, 104-5.75) and hammer (4th, 124-03) as did Paige Coolman in discus (4th, 118-04.25) and javelin (4th, 103-02.75)

Other point getters for HU included McCoy in the 400 meters  (3rd, 1:02.89), Dirr in the 1500 meters (5th, 5:16.35), Michelle Kelsey in high jump (4th, 4-10) and long jump (6th, 14-05.25) and Korisa Kitts in hammer (5th, 1-5-05.75).

Cedarville claimed the women’s title with 183 points followed by Rio Grande (130), HU (102), Georgetown (62), Wilmington (54), Earlham (37), Wittenberg (33), Lincoln Memorial (25), Mount St. Joseph (20) and Thomas More (3).

The HU men were paced by Kai Foday’s first place finish in javelin (168-00.75) and the 4x800 meter relay team that earned Huntington’s only other top finish. The foursome of Codi Wiersema, Kevin Moser, Austin Presnell and Tyler Herber won the relay in 8:37.93.

Presnell also ran a 10:10.00 in the 3000 meter steeplechase good for second place.

CJ Robertson earned points in three different events which included the 400 meter hurdles (5th, 59.25), pole vault (3rd, 12-05.75) and a relay. Along with Michael Bowman, Chris Reed and Jonathan VanDuyne, the rookie helped his team to a third place finish in the 4x400 meter relay that finished in 3:35.43.

Other points getters for Huntington included Bowman in the 800 meters (5th, 1:59.15), Tyler Herber in the 1500 meters (5th, 4:16.52), Wiersema in the 1500 meters (6th, 4:16.55), VanDuyne in the 400 meter hurdles (6th, 1:00.05), Tyler Herber in high jump (5th, 5-06.25) and triple jump (8th, 36-09.75) and the 4x100 meter relay team of Wyatt Jones, Reed, Jacob Davis and Zach Herber (5th, 45.42).

Cedarville also claimed the men’s title with 204 points followed by Rio Grande (119), Wilmington (99), Wittenberg (79), HU (71), Georgetown (45), Thomas More (25), Lincoln Memorial (25), Mount St. Joseph (19) and Earlham (14).

Next up for the Foresters is the Crossroads League Championships slated for April 28-29 at Indiana Wesleyan University.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 234 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.