Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington College athletics department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of April 26 – May 2, 2004. Women’s track freshman Kellie Hanson and men’s track senior Jonathan Doyle earned the honors for their outstanding efforts during the week’s competitions.
Kellie Hanson, an elementary education major from Mishawaka, Ind. (Penn High School), led the Lady Foresters with its only first-place finish at the Mid-Central Conference Championships at Goshen College. Seeded third going into the discus event, Hanson fought through the difficult wet and slippery throwing conditions due to a steady downpour of rain to steal the win with a toss of 108 feet 5 inches. She was one of two Lady Foresters named to the MCC All-Conference team. The Foresters finished fourth out of an eight-team field with 108 points.
Jonathan Doyle, an exercise science major from Boardman, Ohio (Boardman High School), had an outstanding individual performance at the Mid-Central Conference Track and Field Championships on the weekend. Doyle, who had already qualified to the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in the 110 high hurdles, was the MCC champion in that event. His victory at 14.96 seconds marked his first time under 15 seconds in the event and broke the facility record at Goshen College. Doyle also met NAIA national qualification standards in the 400 hurdles with a third-place effort in 54.90 seconds. He will compete in both the 110 high hurdles and the 400 hurdles at the NAIA Outdoor National Track and Field Championships in Louisville, Ky., in late May.
The Huntington College Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past seven years, Huntington has produced 47 NAIA All-American honors and 78 All-American Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. USNews & World Report ranks Huntington among the top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana. The College is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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