UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University women’s track and field team opened its indoor portion of the schedule at the Saginaw Valley State University Indoor Collegiate Open on Friday. NMU set six new school records at the event.
Danielle St. Onge set a new NMU record by placing second in the 60-meter dash with a time of 8.13 as teammate Callie Boik was sixth (8.60). In the 200, NMU had three of the top four finishers. Stephanie Boyer won the event with a clocking of 26.18 which was a new NMU record. Kaylee Laakso was third (26.94) and St. Onge fourth (27.44). Boik was the fourth ‘Cat to place as she was seventh (28.76).
Boyer and Laakso led a one-two finish for the ‘Cats in the 400 with times of 1:00.07 and 1:00.43 respectively. NMU had four runners in the top six in the mile run. Stephanie Ostrenga led the way by placing second (5:27.71), Stephanie Mishica third (5:31.33), Michaela Harris fifth (5:37.77) and Jennifer Wiedmeyer sixth (5:40.50).
Erin Van Enkevort was sixth in the 800 with a time of 2:27.06 while teammates Maegan Hendershot were 13th (2:33.44) and Tasha Kettula 18th (3:02.78). Brooke Rediger was the top ‘Cat in the 3,000 as she crossed the finish line with a time of 10:43.74 which was good for third place. Brittney Coehoorn was ninth (11:10.16), Kyle Richards 10th (11:14.59) and Meagan Holkas 20th (12:28.88).
Danielle Stein led three runners in the 5,000. Stein was third (19:47.26), Catie Cogger fifth (20:04.79) and Danielle DeJonge 10th (23:10.27).
The NMU “A” relay in the 4x400 placed third. Members of the relay were Laakso, Ostrenga, Boyer and Van Enkevort as they ran a 4:13.41. Natalie Bertucci, Hendershot, Jessica Kalafut and Bibiane Mahy were on the NMU “B” relay as they ran a 4:30.59.
Bertucci won the high jump with a leap of 1.58m (5-2 ¼) which was a new NMU record. Kristin Carnel placed fifth with a jump of 1.48m (4-10 ¼). Another school record was set in a field event as Karin Diebold set a new standard in the pole vault at 2.95m (9-8). Paris Malin tied for second at 2.65m (8-8 ¼). St. Onge (5.03m; 16-6) and Leslie Luehmann (4.92m; 16-1 ¾) were third and fourth respectively in the long jump.
The ‘Cats had the top three places in the triple jump. Leading the way was Luehmann (10.70m; 35-1 ¼), St. Onge was second (10.40m; 34-1 ½) and Carnel third (10.15m; 33-3 ¾). In the throws two new NMU records were set. Krista Squiers set a new record in the shot put with a throw of 10.69m (35-1) for a new NMU record. The throw placed her sixth in the event. Malin was seventh with a throw of 8.75m (28-8 ½). Squiers then came back to place second in the weight throw with another school record throw of 13.25m (43-5 ¾).
The team will be in action again on Jan. 27 at the Lake Superior State University Invitational.
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