Foresters earn five All-American honors at NAIA National Track and Field Championships

Abbey named All-America Scholar Athlete
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2002-05-29
HUNTINGTON, IN – The women's 4x800 relay did something no other women's Forester relay team has ever done: they became All-Americans in school-record fashion. Aimee Sullivan, Danielle Vohs, Jenny Cook and Erin Abbey ran a 9:20.72 in the finals of the 4x800 relay at the NAIA Track and Field National Championships in Olathe, Kansas, placing fifth for the All-American title. One day later, Vohs picked up another All-American honor in her race of the 1500-meter run.

After a storm delay Thursday, May 23, the women's 4x800 relay ran their prelim race at 8:30 p.m., placing third in their heat with a time of 9:27. In Friday's final, they shaved eight-plus seconds off that prelim time, breaking the 1998 Forester record of 9:25.93 by approximately five seconds. The previous record was held by Vohs, Lindsay Motta, Jenny Keil and Jennie Mach.

Vohs ran the final of the 1500-meters on Saturday at 1:40 p.m., posting a time of 4:37.36, her second fastest of the season. The time was good enough for a fifth-place finish and another All-American honor for Vohs. Vohs ends her Huntington College career as a six-time All-American, with five track and field honors and one cross country honor. She holds the school record in the 1500-meter run and 800-meter run, as well as the 4x800 relay.

Abbey competed in the long jump over the weekend, placing 19th with a jump of 5.15 meters (16-10.75). She also earned an All-America Scholar Athlete award for her 3.80 grade point average.

The Foresters will be back in action next January for the 2003 indoor track and field season.

The Huntington College Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past six years HC has produced 38 All-Americans and 57 All-America Scholar Athletes. Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. US News and World Report ranks Huntington among the best 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.

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