One win, several school marks highlight HU men's track team effort at CL indoors

The Huntington University men’s track team came away with only one championship but had several school records in a sixth-place effort at the Crossroads League Indoor Track & Field Championships this weekend at Indiana Wesleyan.

The Foresters’ lone win came from the distance medley relay team of Elijah Chesterman, Peyton Depriest, Josiah Sovine and Adrien Gentie, which won in a school-record and national qualifying time of 10:19.58.

Also getting a new school mark and qualifying for nationals was the runner-up 3,200-meter relay team of Chesterman, Aaron Hendryx, Sovine and Haile Stutzman, which clocked in at 9:45.29.

Gentie added to the record runs by placing runner-up in the mile with a time of 4:19.78, also qualifying him for nationals.

Chesterman added a national qualifying run in the 1,000-meter run with a runner-up time of 2:31.85. He also added points by finishing fifth in the 3,000-meter run in 8:54.20.

Noah Bise grabbed all-conference honors by placing third in the triple jump with a leap of 13.22 meters and heptathlon competitors Bradey Gehrke and Health Atkins got all-conference by placing second and third, respectively, with 4,410 points and 4,345 points.

Kent Yoder took fifth in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15:19.27 to qualify for nationals.

Cam Worsham also set a new school record in the 60-meter hurdles with a :06.42 clocking in preliminaries. He came back to finish fifth in the event with a :06.45.

Hendryx took fourth in the 1,000 in 2:33.80, Stutzman was fourth in the 3,000 in 8:49.74, Bise was sixth in the long jump at 6.62 meters, the 1,600-meter relay placed seventh in 3:31.63 and Kyler Bourne was eighth in the pole vault at 4.20 meters.

HU scored 82.5 points. Marian won the meet with 195 points.