NAPERVILLE, Ill. - A handful of athletes representing the HU track and field team participated in the Dr. Keeler Track & Field Invitational hosted by North Central College on Friday in hopes of qualifying for the NAIA National Championships. Unfortunately a weather delay didn’t help their cause as none of the Foresters were able to punch a ticket to nationals.
Christiana Hicks topped Huntington’s performances with a fourth place finish in triple jump by posting a mark of 37-01.25. Allison Amstutz also had a solid outing in shot put where she claimed sixth with a toss of 39-10.00. Courtney Baker clocked in at 1:01.02 in the 400 meters to finish fifteenth.
The 4x100 meter relay team of Baker, Hicks, Nicole Pennington and Samantha McCoy posted their best time of the year by running a 49.40 to take eighth.
On the men’s side, Jake Nash finished ninth in high jump with a leap of 6-05.50. The men’s 4x400 meter relay team of Phil Holliday, Jaden Kreft, Scott Skiles and Chris Reed ran to a fourteenth place finish in 3:27.96.
Nash and Brooks Gerke will be representing HU at the 2015 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships slated for May 21-23 in Golf Shores, Alabama May 21-23.
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 222 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.