Woods' win pushes HU trackmen to third at Trine invite

Adam Woods won the heptathlon to lead the Huntington University men’s track team to third place at the Don & Riley Zimmer Classic hosted by Trine University this weekend.

Woods, a former Huntington North athlete, piled up 4,109 points for the win. He won the pole vault at 4.215 meters and took second place finishes in the 60-meter dash, the long jump and shot put to highlight his performance.

Woods’ effort helped HU finish with 82 points. Trine won the meet with 233 points, followed by Indiana Tech with 116. Adrian was fourth with 69 points, Indiana Tech B had 43 points and Rochester had three.

Peyton Depriest didn’t get a win but established a new school record in a fourth place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of :50.98. The previous record of :51.07 was set by Kam Bailey in 2008.

Avniel Barrow earned points for HU in both sprints, finishing third in the 60 in :07.13 and sixth in the 200-meter dash in :23.22.

The Foresters earned multiple points in the 600-meter dash by claiming second, third and fourth places. Elijah Chesterman claimed runner-up in 1:27.11, followed by CJ Robertson taking third in 1:28.46 and Kaleb Bickel taking fourth in 1:39.49.

Cody Wiesema took fourth in the 800-meter run in 2:02.75, while Zach Williams took fourth in the shot put with a toss of 39-7.