The Foresters hosted the Frozen Forest Invitational to open their indoor track season and the men came away with a convincing win while the women finished second.
In men's action, HU took first place in 12 of the 15 events on the day. Lucas Beach automatically qualified to compete in the NAIA Indoor Track National Championships in early March in the shot put with his winning toss of 51-02.00. Kameron Bailey and Sean LaFontaine were both double winners on the day. Bailey placed first in the 55 meter dash (6.61) and the 300 meter dash (38.15), while LaFontaine won the 55 meter hurdles (9.09) and the 400 meter dash (55.09).
Other Forester winners included Shane Feemster in the triple jump (30-09.00), Matthias Haller in the 800 meter (2:01.76), Nick Johnson in the 1600 meter (4:26.42), Aaron Mills in the pole vault (13-06.00) and Joseph Njeri in the 3200 meter (10:00.40). HU also won the 4x800 relay (9:08.20) and the 4x1 mile relay (3:02.76).
HU won the team event with a score of 77 followed by Manchester with 25 and St. Francis with 11.
On the women's side, Bethany McGraw paced the Foresters with three individual first place finishes. She met provisional qualifying standards to compete in the NAIA National Championships with her winning leap of 17-05.50 in the long jump. McGraw also crossed first in the 300 meter with a time of 46.08 and she won the triple jump with a mark of 33-11.00. Other winners included Josann Schoeff in the 400 meter with a time of 1:10.17 and Cassie Lehman in the 55 meter hurdles in 9.50. The HU women also won the 4x1 mile relay with a time of 3:51.42.
Manchester won the meet with a team score of 58. The Foresters were second with 47 and St Francis was third with 10.