Forester men finish 2nd at HU invitational, women take 5th

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2014-04-05
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The Forester track and field teams hosted their own invitational this weekend at the King Track & Field Stadium where the men finished second and the women placed fifth.

Daniel DeBoni dominated the sprints to pace HU with two top finishes. He posted a winning time of 10.91 in the 100 meters and then went on to win the 200 meters in 22.23, establishing a new PR and moving from fifth to fourth in the HU record books.

Huntington was well represented in both events as Sean Sewell took second in the 100 meters in 11.21 and then finished fourth in the 200 meters (22.86) behind Wyatt Jones who crossed the line third in 22.73.

Jake Nash topped triple jump (12.92 meters) and finished second in high jump (1.93 meters) to as HU’s second highest point-getter. Austin Presnell earned Huntington’s only other first place finish by running a 10:13.67 in the 3000 meter steeplechase.

Logan Knox registered two top three finishes in the throws, earning second in hammer (44.94 meters) and third in shot put (12.46 meters).

Other top five finishes for HU included Brian Menzie in the 1500 meters (3rd, 4:06.00), Tyler Herber in the 5000 meters (3rd, 15:29.46), Brandon Hunt in the 400 meter hurdles (4th, 1:01.53), Jacob Stone in pole vault (2nd, 3.95 meters) and Brooks Gerke in long jump (4th, 5.91 meters) and triple jump (4th, 12.38 meters).

Indiana Wesleyan topped the men with 168 points followed by HU (152), Manchester (107), Trinity Christian (74), Defiance (65), Grace (62) and Spring Arbor (54).

Krista Wood highlighted the women’s side of things. Her time of 11:26.06 in the 3000 meter steeplechase not only earned her the Forester women’s only top finish of the day, but also broke the school record by nearly seven seconds and landed her a spot at the 2014 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships slated for May 22-24.

Shana Christian ran a 1:02.79 in the 400 meters to finish third while Heather Johnson picked up two fourth-place finishes in pole vault (2.75 meters) and javelin (30.02 meters).

Finishing fifth in their respective event(s) included Christine Sparks in the 800 meters (2:25.64) and 1500 meters (4:55.52) and Brianna Gregory in in the 200 meters (26.86) and long jump (4.82 meters) and Christiana Hicks in triple jump (10.36 meters).

Indiana Wesleyan dominated the women’s side with 254.50 points followed by Spring Arbor (107), Defiance (98), Grace (84), HU (83), Trinity Christian (63.50) and Manchester (42).
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 213 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.
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