HU women second, men seventh at Hanover

The Foresters competed in the Hanover College Invitational on Saturday. The women claimed six first place finishes to bring home second place while the men finished seventh.

Josann Schoeff paced HU with three first place finishes in sprints. She won the 100 meters (13.25) and the 200 meters (26.65). She also ran the first leg of the 4x100 relay that won in 51.12. Joining her as winners of this relay were Rachel Bayon, Mariah Town and Bethany McGraw.

Haleigh Osborne placed first in the shot put with a toss of 11.49 meters. She also picked up a sixth in the hammer with a mark of 33.35m and a seventh in discus with a throw of 32.94m. Kelsey Green earned the top spot in the discus with a winning throw of 38.38 meters. She also placed seventh in the hammer (30.02m) and eighth in shot put (8.95m). The 4x400 relay team of Mariah Town, Michelle Kyler, Abbey Wise and Bethany McGraw also brought home a first place finish with their time of 4:11.13.

Other top eight finishers included Rachel Banyon in the 100 meters (5th, 13.69), Mariah Town in the 200 meters (4th, 27.70), long jump (4th, 4.84m) and 400 meters (3rd, 1:02.52), Michelle Kyler in pole vault (3rd, 3.05m) and the 400 meters (5th, 1:03.32), Abbey Wise in the 800 meters (4th, 2:29.90) and Krystal McHenry in the 1500 meters(6th, 5:18.24).

On the men's side of things, Luke Diehl won the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 9:35.95, which met provisional qualifying standards to compete in the NAIA Outdoor Track National Championships.

Other top eight finishes for the Foresters included Kam Bailey in the 200 meters (2nd, 22.74) and 100 meters (5th, 11.52), Matt Bitner in the 800 meters (8th, 2:04.44), Joseph Herber in the 5000 meters (2nd, 15:20.96), Lance Wood in the 5000 meters (5th, 16:15.58), Nathan Rupp in the 10,000 meters (3rd, 35:02.92), David Boyer in the 10,000 meters (7th, 38:16.79), Sean LaFontaine in the 400 meter hurdles (2nd, 57.25), Alex Rosario in the 3000 meter steeplechase (4th, 10:26.60), Aaron Mills in the pole vault (3rd, 4.05m) and Joel Thatcher in the hammer (5th, 39.22m).



Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director