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HU women claim 9th, men finish 13th at Indiana Intercollegiates

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - After major storms delayed the Indiana Intercollegiates, the Forester women’s cross country team took to IU’s wet soggy course to claim 9th out of 13 teams while the HU men finished 13th out of 15 squads.

As a team, the Huntington women finished with 223 points in the 5K small college division race. Coach Miller’s crew was paced by Aspen Dirr who clocked in at 20:36.76 for a 6:39 pace to finish 11th out of 111 runners.

Christine sparks wasn’t far behind, finishing 16th in 20:47.40. Rosie Ditzler (22:39.58) and Bianca Tisdale (22:49.42) came in at 61st and 62nd and rounding out the scoring was Amanda Fielding who posted a time of 23:24.92 to claim 73rd.

Other HU runners included Rachael Smelser (79th, 23:57.54) and Kelsey Grace (82nd, 24:22.69).

DePauw captured the women’s title with 49 points followed by the University of Indianapolis (68), Manchester (117), Vincennes (118), Indiana Tech (141), Marian (155), Rose-Hulman (161), Grace (197), HU (223), Hanover (239), Goshen (315), Franklin (328) and Earlham (365).
The Huntington men registered 375 points in their 5K with Kevin Moser setting the pace by claiming 61st out of 121 runners by running a 29:27.52. Codi Wiersema ran a solid race to take 69th in 29:54.08 while Zach McIntyre (30:42.55) and Austin Willey (30:47.76) finished within a spot of each other at 79th and 80th. CJ Robertson posted a time of 31:45.30 for 86th to round out HU’s scoring.

Other runners for the Foresters included Ben Rigel (87th, 31:57.45) and Michael Bowman (92, 33:01.37).

Wabash ran away with the men’s title with 39 points followed by Marian (96), Indiana Tech (119), DePauw (123), Rose-Hulman (146), University of Indianapolis (192), Vincennes (194), Goshen (196), Hanover (198), Manchester (199), Grace (245), Earlham (372), HU (375), Purdue Northwest (378) and IU South Bend (476).

The Foresters return to action on September 30-October 1 to compete in the Greater Louisville 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 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.