Memphis Marathon becomes father-son affair

Ten from Huntington College set to race

HUNTINGTON, IN NOVEMBER 27, 1996 --- Of the ten Huntington College runners set to participate in Sunday's First Tennessee Memphis Marathon, four have chosen to make it a father-son outing.

Huntington College president G. Blair Dowden will run alongside his son, Beau. "Thanksgiving weekend is traditionally a time for families to be together," said the elder Dowden. "I'm privileged to run with Beau on Sunday. I just hope he takes it easy on me." Beau Dowden is a junior at Huntington College preparing for a career in medicine.

The College's track and cross country coach, Tom King, also will be joined by his son, Dan. The younger King, a junior at Huntington College, is a NAIA Cross Country All-American Scholar Athlete. Dan King was one of 55 honored at an awards ceremony during the recent NAIA Cross Country National Championships. Dan is pursuing a degree in chemistry education.

Other Huntington College students participating in the December 1 marathon include:

  • Craig Eckert, a sophomore from Huntington, Indiana who is pursuing a degree in business.
  • Elizabeth Fergusson, a junior from Columbia City, Indiana who is pursuing a degree in physical education.
  • Scott Grimes, a junior from Reynoldsburg, Ohio who is studying recreation management.
  • Jose Huerta, a freshman from Milford, Ohio who is pursuing a degree in youth ministry.
  • Fred Miller, a sophomore from Lagro, Indiana.
  • Jeni Reinking, a freshman from New Haven, Indiana who is studying elementary education.

Huntington College was founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. For nearly a century, Huntington College has offered high-quality academic programs "to equip men and women to impact our world for Christ." Located on a contemporary, wooded campus in Huntington, Indiana, the four-year liberal arts college offers graduate and undergraduate programs in nearly 50 academic concentrations.

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Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director