HU's Dirr adds 2 more All-American badges to resume

The Huntington University women's 3,200-meter relay team placed seventh at the NAIA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday, May 24, to earn an All-American designation. Team members are (from left) Jessica Chojnacki, Aspen Dirr, Mara McFarland and Molly Mitchell.
The Huntington University women's 3,200-meter relay team placed seventh at the NAIA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday, May 24, to earn an All-American designation. Team members are (from left) Jessica Chojnacki, Aspen Dirr, Mara McFarland and Molly Mitchell. Photo provided.

Recently graduated Huntington University senior Aspen Dirr added two more All-American badges to her resume as she picked up one individual and one as part of a relay at the NAIA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships last weekend at Gulf Shores, AL.

On Friday, Dirr teamed with Jessica Chojnacki, Mara McFarland and Molly Mitchell to place seventh in the 3,200-meter relay. Then on Saturday, she placed fourth in the 800-meter run to collect her fifth All-American badge of her career, with all five coming in this, her senior season.

The top eight finishers in each event are named All-American.

The relay team won its heat in the trials, then came though with a 9:19.04 clocking in the finals for its badge.

Dirr, ranked 19th in the 800 meters coming into the nationals, finished second in her heat in the trials, then went 2:13 for fourth in the final.

Earlier this year, the senior from Hudson got her first All-American badge at the cross country nationals, then added two during indoor season.

The Huntington University men’s 3,200-meter relay team just missed a badge with a ninth place showing. The quartet of CJ Robertson, Adrien Gentie, Josiah Sovine and Elijah Chesterman ran a 7:45.64 to more than beat their No. 19 ranking heading into the meet.