Rockey, G. Spahr lead HU women to second at invite

The Huntington University women's track and field team captured second at the Fred Wilt Memorial Invitational hosted by Anderson University on Saturday, March 1.

Erin Rockey and Gretchen Spahr each brought home a top finish to pace the Foresters. Rockey ran a personal-best 3:11.58 in the 1,000-meter run to claim first and move up a spot to seventh in the Huntington record books. Spahr took top honors in the 5,000-meter run, where she crossed the line in 19:25.03.

The Foresters tallied 12 points in the 400-meter dash where Shana Christian placed second in 1:03.36 while teammate Christine Sparks finished fourth in 1:03.77. Huntington also earned 18 points in relay action where it took first in the 800-meter and second in the 1,600-meter.

Hannah Moore posted the fifth-fastest time in program history in the mile by clocking a 5:24.69, good for second place, while Christiana Hicks brought home two fourth place finishes in the 200-meter dash, in 27.28, and triple jump, 10.03 meters.

Brianna Gregory and Alyssa Haselby had record-setting days in the 60-meter dash. Gregory climbed to third in the Forester record books with her fifth place time of :8.19 and Haselby recorded the fifth-fastest time in Huntington history by finishing sixth in :8.23.

Other point-getters for the Foresters included Rosie Ditzler in the 5,000 meters, fifth in 20:15.12; Holly Lutton in the 60-meter hurdles, sixth in :10.69; Krista Wood in steeplechase, second in 11:52.35; and Heather Johnson in pole vault, third with 2.75 meters.

DePauw claimed the women's title with 113 points, followed by Huntington's 85, Centre's 72, Anderson's 48, Cedarville's 48, Hanover's 39, Western Kentucky's 36, Webster's 34, Manchester's 28, Franklin's 10.5, Union's 10, Spalding's 8.5 and Saint Francis' 1.