HU men capture own track invitational

The Huntington University men's track and field team earned runner-up honors at its own invitational on Saturday, April 5.

Daniel DeBoni dominated the sprints to pace the Foresters with two top finishes. He posted a winning time of :10.91 in the 100-meter dash and then went on to win the 200-meter dash in :22.23, establishing a new personal record and moving from fifth to fourth in the Huntington record books.

Coach Tom King's squad was well-represented in both sprints, as Sean Sewell took second in the 100 meters in :11.21 and then finished fourth in the 200 meters in :22.86, behind teammate Wyatt Jones who crossed the line third in :22.73.

Jake Nash topped the triple jump with a bound of 12.92 meters and finished second in high jump with a leap of 1.93 meters to post the Foresters' second-highest individual points tally of the meet. Austin Presnell earned Huntington's only other first place finish by running a 10:13.67 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Logan Knox registered two top three finishes in the throws, earning second in hammer, 44.94 meters, and third in shot put, 12.46 meters.

Other top five finishes for the Foresters included Brian Menzie in the 1,500-meter run, third in 4:06.00; Tyler Herber in the 5,000-meter run, third in 15:29.46; Brandon Hunt in the 400-meter hurdles, fourth in 1:01.53; Jacob Stone in pole vault, second in 3.95 meters; and Brooks Gerke in long jump, fourth with 5.91 meters, and triple jump, fourth with 12.38 meters.

Indiana Wesleyan topped the men with 168 points, followed by Huntington's 152, Manchester's 107, Trinity Christian's 74, Defiance's 65, Grace's 62 and Spring Arbor's 54.