Dirr win hlghlights HU women's double-duty day

The Huntington University women’s track and field team split up and competed at the Indiana Wesleyan Midwest Indoor Classic and Anderson University Indoor Invitational, both of which were held on Saturday, Feb. 2.

At Indiana Wesleyan, Aspen Dirr won the 5,000-meter run. The senior clocked in at 18:10.72, which met the “A” standard and was also the second-fastest time in school history.

Molly Mitchell also competed at IWU and claimed Huntington’s only other top spot, winning the 600-meter run in 1:39.34.

At Anderson, Emily Hubby led the Foresters with a second-place effort in pole vault. The senior cleared 2.90 meters, which was a personal record and helped her claim a share of fourth place in the school’s record book.

Alyssabeth Cottle finished third in pole vault with a leap of 2.75 meters. Saige Norris ran a 3:22.27 in the 1,000-meter run to place second. Olivia Gunten took third in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:32.56. Huntington finished third and fourth in the 400-meter run, with Jessica Chojnacki posting a clocking of 1:05.29 as the first Forester to cross the line while Jordan Adam was next in 1:08.40.

Other top five finishes for the Foresters included Erin Manchess in the mile, second in 6:26.14; Isabel Hunter in the 3,000-meter run, fifth in 12:32.10; the 1,600-meter relay team, fourth in 4:37.95; the distance medley relay team A, first in 14:26.52; and the distance medley relay team B, which finished in 14:35.14.