Gentie's school record helps HU men claim own invite

Huntington University long jumper Adam Woods maneuvers in mid-air as he tries for more distance during the Huntington University Invitational at King Stadium on Saturday, April 13. HU won the invitational.
Huntington University long jumper Adam Woods maneuvers in mid-air as he tries for more distance during the Huntington University Invitational at King Stadium on Saturday, April 13. HU won the invitational. Photo by Scott Trauner.

Junior Adrien Gentie broke the school record in the 1.500-meter run to help lead the Huntington University men’s track team to the title at its own Huntington University Invitational on Saturday, April 13.

Gentie’s clocking of 3:58.03 broke the 22-year-old record owned by David Luce and was one of five HU titles on the day.

HU piled up 187 points in the four-team invite. Grace was runner-up with 172 points.

Also victorious for HU were Peyton Depriest in the 400-meter dash, in :50.15; Carmeron Worsham in the 110-meter hurdles, :15.74; CJ Robertson in the 400-meter hurdles, :58.19; and long jumper Heath Atkins, 6.36 meters.

HU added six runner-up finishes to its point total, with DePriest adding second in the 200-meter dash with a time of :22.57. Avniel Barrow was second in the 100-meter dash, in :10.96; Andrew Zachary was runner-up in the 400-meter dash, in :50.46; Elijah Chesterman was second in the 800-meter run, in 1:58.57; and Aaron Hendryx was runner-up in the 3,000-meter run, in 9:27.24. The 1,600-meter relay also placed second, in 3:26.53.

Gentie added third place points for HU in the 800, with a time of 1:59.76. Hendryx added a third in the 1500, in 4:11.84, and Nick Childs did the same in the 3,000-meter run, in 9:30.28. Graham Johnson took third in the 400 hurdles in :59.83 and Adam Woods went 3.5 meters for third in the pole vault.