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Sparks' record run leads HU to Bluffton Invite title

Sophomore Christine Sparks ran a course record to pace the Huntington University women's cross country team to victory at the Bluffton University Invitational on Friday, Aug. 29.

Sparks covered the 5K course in 19:02.64 to finish first out of 68 runners and lead HU to 42 points, five less than runner-up Ohio Northern.

 

Forester cross country team 3rd at Bluffton

Placing three runners in the top 20, the Huntington University men's cross country team placed third among five teams at the Bluffton University Invitational on Friday, Aug. 29.

Austin Presnell paced HU by placing 11th in 20:09.30, while Brian Menzie logged a time of 20:35.00 to claim 15th and Eric Baker ran to an 18th place finish in 20:50.02 as the Foresters totalled 91 points for their third place.

Ohio Northern swept the race by taking the top five spots to score 15 points.

 

HU netwomen push USF to wire before falling

Despite missing a competitor in singles, the Huntington University women's tennis team pushed host University of Saint Francis to the wire before falling, 4-5, on Saturday, Aug. 30.

The Foresters, 1-2, won a pair of singles and a pair of doubles matches, but gave away the sixth singles match by default to get the loss.

Morgan Bemisderfer at first singles and Constance Golz at second got the HU solo wins. Bemisderfer ran over Brittany Barger, 6-1, 6-0, and Golz whitewashed Gracie Heise, 6-0, 6-0.

 

HU netmen clean up at USF

After getting swept three times this season, the Huntington University men's tennis team did a little cleaning up of its own in a 9-0 win over host University of Saint Francis on Saturday, Aug. 30, for its first win of the season.

 

HU soccerwomen let early lead slip away

The Huntington University women's soccer team couldn't make an early goal stand up and lost 2-1 to host Purdue Calumet on Saturday, Aug. 30.

Courtney Baker scored just 12 minutes into the contest to give HU, 1-2, the lead, but despite getting 10 more shots in the contest, the Foresters didn't score again, while PC scored once in each half to get the win.

The hosts scored in the 26th minute and then 20 minutes into the final frame.

 

Archery tips


Photo by Steve Clark.

YMCA volunteer Jeff Caley (left) instructs T.J. Smith in the finer points of archery in a field across from the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on Saturday, Aug. 23. Members of the Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County spent the morning at The Y trying different sports.

 

Stretch


Photo by Steve Clark.

Zach Smith stretches out for the ball during a game of Wallyball at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on Saturday, Aug. 23. Members of the Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County spent the morning at The Y trying different sports.