GENEVA, Ohio – Sophomore Jake Nash and freshman Christine Sparks represented Huntington University on day two of the 2014 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio, Friday afternoon.
Competing for the first time on the national stage, Nash (Lebanon, Ohio, Dayton Christian HS) turned in a personal-best performance of 6-9 in high jump where he outleaped his 12th place seeding by finishing sixth and for his efforts earned All-America honors. Nash currently holds the HU indoor record in high jump.
Sparks (Bloomington, Ind., Bloomington North HS), also making her debut at nationals, toed the line as the 13th-seed in the 1,000 meters and ran a 3:03.12 to claim that same spot in the race.
The Foresters now shift focus to the outdoor season where they are slated to compete over spring break at Emory University (Ga.).