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April 16, 2018 Sports News

The Forester track and field program hosted their own Invitational on Saturday with both teams finishing first. Among the field of competitors included three conference teams and the throwers of another.

On the men’s side, sprints highlighted the day’s performances. Avniel Barrow won the 100 meters by clocking in at 11.25, finished second in the 200 meters (22.79) and anchored the winning 4×100 meter relay team. Peyton Depriest was also a member of the relay team in addition to winning the 400 meters (49.37) and taking third in the 200 meters (22.83).

Nick Childs ran a PR of 9:21.84 in the 3,000 meters to run to a first place finish and register the 7th fasted time in HU history. In the same race, Adrien Gentrie earned the 10th spot in the Foresters record books with his second place finish time of 9:27.64.

In field events, Brooks Gerke claimed a first place finish for the Foresters in pole vault with an impressive mark of 4.65 meters. Adam Woods earned points in multiple events with two third place finishes in pole vault (4.00 meters) and javelin (42.29 meters) as did Zach Williams in discus (3rd, 35.03 meters), shot put (4th, 12.09 meters) and hammer throw (6th, 37.55 meters).

Other top five finishes for the Foresters included Codi Wiersema in the 1,500 meters (2nd, 4:12.17), CJ Robertson in the 400 meter hurdles (2nd, 59.60) and javelin (4th, 37.73 meters), Kody Ahrens in the 3,000 meters (5th, 9:51.76), Luke Fillers in pole vault (3rd, 4.00 meters), Heath Atkins in long jump (2nd, 6.02 meters), Bradey Gerke in triple jump (2nd, 12.43 meters) and Ben Gammon in discus (5th, 29.43 meters).

Huntington finished with 175 points followed by Grace (164), Saint Francis (50), Goshen (50) and Indiana Wesleyan (11).

Four Foresters earned first place in her respective event for the women’s team. Jessica Chojnacki won the 800 meters in 2:32.70. Nicole Pennington out sprinted her competitors in the 100 meter with her time of 13.08 in addition to finishing second in the 200 meters (27.21).

Brooke Saylor took top honors in javelin with her toss of 31.39 meters while Breanna Metz earned ten points for her team in high jump with a mark of 1.43 meters. She also claimed fourth in javelin with a heave of 21.85 meters.

Other top five finishes included Benedicte Nzombi-Fenner in the 100 meters (3rd, 13.35) and 200 meters (5th, 27.91), Madison Hoover in long jump (2nd, 4.64 meters), Holly Holton in hammer throw (5th, 36.61 meters*PR) and Tayia Meadows in the 100 meters (5th, 14.10).

The 4×100 meter relay team and 4×400 meter relay team finished first and second respectively to boost HU’s points.

HU slipped past Saint Francis by one point with 120 to the Cougars’ 119 followed by Saint Francis (119), Grace (74), Goshen (70) and Indiana Wesleyan (52).

Next up for the Foresters is the Indiana Little State Championships this coming weekend at Indiana Wesleyan.

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20 Apr 2018 | Posted By: David E. Alexander

Our very own, Dr. John Noble will deliver the annual Faculty Forester Lecture on April 24th. Don’t miss it! Chapel Credit is available. Here are the details: Lecturer: Dr. John Noble, Assistant Professor of Bible and Religion, Huntington University Title: “Hagar: A Paradigm of Retribution and Redemption for the Alien.” …

Senior Showcase – This Saturday

19 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Theatre Department

7:30PM in Zurcher Auditorium. Saturday, April 21. ADMISSION IS FREE!!! Presenting selections from great American plays and musicals: GYPSY, LUCKY STIFF, LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, RABBIT HOLE, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, and more!

Senior Showcase – this Saturday

18 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Theatre Department

Don’t miss the Theatre Department’s Senior Showcase this Saturday, April 21 at 7:30PM in Zurcher Auditorium. Admission is FREE!!! Come support our graduating seniors as we celebrate their work over the years.


Campus Update

20 Apr 2018

The Spring Board of Trustees will take place on April 19 – 20 in different locations on campus. Dr. Emberton will provide an update to the campus community on Tuesday, April 24 at 4:00 p.m. in Hiner Hall. All faculty and staff are invited to attend this session.

HU calendar events

20 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Margaret Pasko

If you can’t remember the date of events on campus, you can always check the HU calendar at www.huntington.edu/events.

Senior Showcase – this Saturday

20 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Theatre Department

What are you doing Saturday night? 7:30PM in Zurcher Auditorium. ADMISSION IS FREE!!! Program will last about 50 minutes, followed by a reception for our seniors in the MCA lobby Presenting selections from great American plays and musicals: GYPSY, LUCKY STIFF, LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, RABBIT HOLE, A STREETCAR …


Expressions of Thanks

27 Feb 2018 | Posted By: Greg Smitley

Thank you for the flowers, cards, personal visits, thoughts and prayers for our family over the loss of my beloved father, Charles Smitley Your generosity, kindness, and thoughtfulness have been a great encouragement. “The memory of the righteous will be a blessing…” Prov. 10:7

Princess and Superhero Academy

1 Feb 2018 | Posted By: Melanie Park

If you know a child who would love to be a princess or superhero for an afternoon, be sure to check out this fund raiser being sponsored by the Viking Volume show choir at Huntington North High School. See the flyer for more details including information for online registration.

Thanks for Your Expressions of Sympathy

18 Dec 2017 | Posted By: Karen Jones

I was sincerely blessed by the flowers, cards, and personal messages shared by the Huntington family after the loss of my father. Your actions reminded me of the importance of community and friendship during times of grief and crisis. Thank you for your expressions of love and sympathy.

Sports News


20 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU baseball team is adding a very special player to its roster by “adopting” two-year old cancer patient Teddy Nix as part of the national Friends of Jaclyn program. Teddy will be signing his HU Letter of Intent on Thursday, April 26, at 5:45PM at Forest Glen Park. The …


20 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU softball team split its twin bill with the Cougars of Spring Arbor (17-21, 11-15) Thursday afternoon at Cougar Field. After suffering a 6-3 loss in the opener, the Foresters bounced back with a 5-3 win in the nightcap. Gower’s crew split with SAU at home as well to …


19 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU baseball team opened up its regular season series with #RV Taylor University (32-10, 12-5) Wednesday afternoon at Forest Glen with a 9-1 loss to the Trojans. The Foresters have struggled a bit as of late having lost four of its last six contests. Frame’s crew got off to …