Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington College athletic department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of March 17-23, 2003. Women’s track and field senior Natalie Guenin and men’s track and field senior John Ngure earned the honors for their excellent efforts during the week’s competitions.
Guenin, an elementary education major from Wabash, Ind. (Northfield High School), finished third in the 10,000 meter run at the Florida State Relays on Friday, March 21. Her time of 38:28.60 earned her an automatic qualification to the NAIA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships and crushed the Huntington College school record in that event by 45 seconds. The previous record, held by Jen Reinking, was 39:13.24. Guenin is no stranger to the national scene as she has competed on that level in cross country on three occasions and in track this past indoor season. She is also a stand out in the classroom as she has received Dean’s List honors and is a member of the Kappa Delta Pi education honor society.
Ngure, an exercise science major from Thika, Kenya, ran a commanding 10,000 meter race at the Florida State Relays to open his senior outdoor season. His winning time of 31:01.87 bested competitors from various Division I programs while earning him an automatic qualification to the NAIA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Ngure is a nine-time All-American between cross country and track for the Foresters.
The Huntington College Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past six years, Huntington has produced 39 All-America honors and 67 All-America 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. US News & World Report ranks Huntington among the Top 10 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.
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