In their only home contest of the year, the Forester harriers made the most of their home course advantage taking both the men’s and women’s titles in the E. DeWitt Baker Cross Country Invitational.
In the men’s 8k race, four Foresters placed in the top eight to help HU claim first place with a team score of 18. Marian College was second with 49 points and Bethel was third with 67.
Nick Johnson, who placed third overall, paced the Foresters with his time of 26:10, a personal best since donning a HU uniform. He was followed by Dan Lindbloom in fourth (26:38); Joseph Njeri in fifth (26:47); Cody Hannie in eighth (27:01); Luke Diehl in 12th (27:34); Michael Lehman in 16th (27:52); Luke Andrews in 17th (28:04); Josh Barnett in 29th (30:30); and Dan Schaber in 30th (31:04).
In women’s action, four Foresters finished in the top seven in the 5K event to post a winning team score of 28. They topped Bethel (32), Marian (71) and St. Francis (97).
Emily Holliday crossed the line second with a time of 19:58, her best time of the season by 55 seconds, to lead HU. Right behind Holliday were Molly Andrews (3rd, 20:00) and Ashley Buck (4th, 20:04). Vanessa Macias was seventh in 20:41; Jill Roughia was 12th in 21:04; and Laura Bowman was 14th in 21:21.
Complete men's results
Complete women's results