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Women finish 3rd, men take 16th at #JennaStrong Classic

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WILMINGTON, Ohio - The HU women’s cross country team claimed 3rd out of 37 teams at Wilmington College’s #JennaStrong Fall Classic Friday afternoon while the Forester men finished 16th out of 36 teams.

Just over 60 seconds separated the Huntington crew with Aspen Dirr leading the pack. The Hudson (Ind.) native posted a 19:27 to finish 12th in scoring (18th overall out of 343 runners). Ten seconds later Christine Sparks claimed 18th in 19:37. Hannah Moore also ran a sub-20 5K, clocking in at 19:43 for 24th place.

Krista Wood came in 43rd in 20:01 and Marie Ditzler rounded out HU’s scoring by finishing 74th in 20:34. Cassidy Johnson posted a time of 21:29 good for 161st place.

Miami (Ohio) took top honors for the women with 102 points. Rounding out the top ten included Ohio Dominican (169), HU (171), Hanover (199), Wooster (218), Heidelberg (224), Rio Grande (240), Cleveland State (268), Franklin (300) and Berea (309).

In the men’s 8K, Austin Presnell crossed the line first for the Foresters in 26:53 to finish 37th in scoring (42nd overall out of 349 runners). Kevin Moser ran a 27:40 to finish 77th.  Zach McIntyre claimed 92nd with a time of 27:52. Daniel Perry (28:11) and Stephen Kays (28:30) rounded out HU’s scoring by finishing 107th and 123rd respectively.     

Other Huntington runners included CJ Robertson (167th, 28:38), Codi Wiersema (170th, 28:39) and Tyler Herber (220th, 29:49).

Berea claimed the men’s title with 79 points. Rounding out the teams ahead of HU included Miami (Ohio) (155), Heidelberg (166), Ohio Dominican (188), Wooster (223), Ohio State Run (227), Mount Vernon (228), John Brown (243), Centre (268), Anderson (275), Rio Grande (290), Hanover (317), Walsh (333), Wittenberg (377), Franklin (412) and HU (433).

The Foresters are back at it next weekend when they compete in the Great Lakes Challenge hosted by Aquinas College on Saturday.

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.