HU trackwomen win Hanover Invitational

The Huntington University women's track team and field team produced six top finishes on its way to claiming the Hanover College Invitational title with 146.5 points on Saturday, March 29, at the L.S. Ayres Athletic Complex.

Krista Wood blew away the competition in the 3,000-meter steeplechase by crossing the line in 11:52.24, more than30 seconds ahead of the second place finisher.

Brianna Gregory edged in front in the 100-meters dash to finish first in :13.19 while Christiana Hicks took top honors in the 200-meter dash with a winning time of :26.61. Erin Rockey enjoyed a top finish in the 1,500 meters where she ran a 5:04.14.

The relay team of Alyssa Haselby, Kim Elser, Hicks and Gregory finished first in the 400-meter relay in 51.86. Hicks and Gregory then teamed up with Christine Sparks and Shana Christian to run the 1,600-meter relay where they posted a winning time of 4:25.95.

Other top three finishes for Huntington included Natalie Spahr in the 10,000-meter run, second in 41:46.30; Haselby in the 200 meters, third in :28.77; Sparks in the 800-meter run, third in 2:28.99; Hannah Moore in the 1,500-meter run, third in 5:04.84; Gretchen Spahr in the 5,000-meter run, third in 19:03.24; Holly Lutton in the 100-meter hurdles, third in :17.20; Sarah Johnson in the 400-meter hurdles, third in 1:24.19; and Ashley Williams in the hammer, third at 34.07 meters.

Huntington won the invite by more than 50 points ahead of second place Hanover, which had 104, followed by Franklin, 89; Earlham, 70.5; Transylvania, 43; Bellarmine, 42; Manchester, 39; Spalding, 23; Thomas More, 16; Rose Hulman, 16; IU East, 7; and Mount St. Joseph, 7.