Men 4th; Women 5th At Ohio Northern

FOR RELEASE
2005-02-18
 A couple of first place finishes for the Foresters highlighted the men's action at the Ohio Northern University Indoor Track Invitational. Cody Hannie topped the field in the 5000 meter run with his time of 16:01.13, and Joel Sanders picked up his first win in the 1000 meter event with a time of 2:36.58. Other top three finishers included Ross Luckett's third place finish in the 500 meter with a time of 1:13.66 and Joseph Waithira's third in the 5000 meter in 16:11.19, just ten seconds behind teammate Hannie. Ohio Northern ran away with the team title scoring 259 points, which was 187 more than Defiance College's second place finish with 72 points. HC was fourth of seven teams scoring 41 points on the day.

On the women's side, the 4x200 relay team (Brittany Fillman, Christi Shook, Heidi Christner, Courtney Gullickson) secured the Foresters lone first place finish with their time of 1:54.36. Brittany Harvey came away with a second in the 1000 meter run with her time of 3:22.84 and a third place finish in the 1500 meter in 5:13.37. Fillman added a second place finish in the 500 meter dash with a time of 1:22.56, and Elizabeth Ngugi's time of 19:38.37 was good for second in the 5000 meter run. The women's 4x400 relay (Emily Sealscott, Julie Clawson, Leah Birkey, Harvey) also added a third place finish with their time of 4:39.41. Ohio Northern also grabbed the women's team title easily, scoring 182 points. Heidelberg College finished a distant second with 83.50 points. The Foresters placed fifth of eight teams with 59 points.

FORESTER QUICK RESULTS

Women's Results

High Jump
Melissa McFadden - 5-00.25
Heidi Christner - 4-09.75

20# Weight
Lisa Isabelli - 32-07.50
Kellie Hanson - 31-07.25

Triple Jump
Melissa McFadden - 31-02.50

55 Meter Dash
Heidi Christner - 7.90

300 Meter Dash
Heidi Christner - 45.05 Christi Shook - 45.41

400 Meter Dash
Christi Shook - 1:03.67

500 Meter Run
Brittany Fillman - 1:22.56

800 Meter Run
Courtney Gullickson - 2:29.65
Julie Clawson - 2:38.95
Leah Birkey - 2:40.95

1000 Meter Run
Brittany Harvey - 3:22.84

1500 Meter Run
Brittany Harvey - 5:13.37
Molly Andrews - 5:24.69
Leah Birkey - 5:24.75

5000 Meter Run
Elizabeth Ngugi - 19:38.37
Emily Sealscott - 20:45.87

55 Meter Hurdles
Courtney Gullickson - 10.21
Melissa McFadden - 10.30

4x200 Meter Relay
1:54.36
(Fillman, Shook, Christner, Gullickson)

4x400 Meter Relay
4:39.41
(Sealscott, Clawson, Birkey, Harvey)

Men's Results

35# Weight
Wes Byler - 32-07.00

Shot Put
Kyle Wood - 32-11.75
Wes Byler - 30-07

Triple Jump
Kyle Wood - 34-05

55 Meter Dash
Kyle Wood - 7.27

500 Meter Run
Ross Luckett 1:13.66

800 Meter Run
David St. Louis - 2:04.01
Matt Waldfogel - 2:07.08
Craig Perry - 2:18.74

1000 Meter Run
Joel Sanders - 2:36.58

1500 Meter Run
David St. Louis - 4:19.73
Matt Waldfogel - 4:23.83

5000 Meter Run
Cody Hannie - 16:01.13
Joseph Waithira - 16:11.19 John Kagwanga - 18:07.29

4x400 Meter Relay
3:36.11
(Sanders, Waldfogel, Luckett, St. Louis)
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