Service leads HU at Hanover Invitational

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2012-03-31
HANOVER, Ind. - Racquel Service brought home two first place finishes on Saturday at the Hanover College Track and Field Invitational where the women finished fourth and the men placed ninth.

Service captured first in the 100 meter dash with a winning time of 12.72 and followed that up with another first place finish in the 200 meter dash in 26.08. Heather Johnson was the only other Forester to land a top spot on the podium with a first place finish in pole vault. Her winning vault of 9’10.00 was also a new PR and landed her the second spot in the HU record books. Teammate Lindsay Schroeder finished second in this event with a vault of 9’00.25, good for a third place tie in school history.

Other top five finishes for the women included Erin Rockey in the 1500 meter run (3rd, 5:01.43) and 800 meter run (4th, 2:26.89), Cendall Ogle in the 1500 meter run (4th, 5:03.57), Rachel Bayon in the 100 meter dash (3rd, 12.13), Gretchen Spahr in the 5000 meter run (3rd, 18:31.94) and Kelsey Green in discus (2nd, 124’11.50).

Hanover finished first with 140.5 points followed by Campbellsville (127.5), Centre (123), HU (87), Franklin (55), Georgetown (50), Manchester (47.5), Berea (29), Bellarmine (28.5), Not Done Yet Racing (28), Transylvania (25), Indiana East (25), Spalding (6), Mount St. Joseph (5), Bluffton (3).

Field events were the Foresters’ mainstay on the men’s side. Todd Fiedler brought home a second place finish in triple jump with a leap of 43’10.75. Lukas Knox finished fifth in discus with a toss of 134’01.00 which places him eighth in the HU record books. Logan Knox threw a personal best 141’06.75 in hammer throw to finish third and take over the seventh place in school history. Sean Sewell was the lone runner to bring home a top five finish. He placed fifth in the 100 meter dash in 11.44.

Wabash ran away with the men’s title with 278.5 points followed by Franklin (93), Manchester (69.5), Centre (57.5), Mount St. Joseph (41.5), Georgetown (40), Berea (39), Spalding (38), HU (35), Hanover (22), Campbellsville (20), Indiana East (17), Bellarmine (8) and Transylvania (4).

The Foresters are back in action on Thursday when they compete in the Manchester College Invitational. 
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 53 NAIA All-America honors and 187 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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