Nash, Sparks get taste of big-time at national track meets

Jake Nash and Christine Sparks, members of the Huntington University men's and women's track and field teams, respectively, competed at the 2014 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, OH, on Friday, March 7.

Competing for the first time on the national stage, Nash, a sophomore, turned in a personal-best performance of 6-9 in high jump to finish sixth, outshining his 12th place seeding. Nash currently holds the school indoor record in high jump.

Sparks, a freshman also making her debut at nationals, toed the line as the 13th-seed in the 1,000-meter run and ran a 3:03.12 to claim that same spot in the race.