MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University women’s track and field team hosted its lone meet of the season on Saturday (Feb. 10). The Wildcats used this event as a final tune-up before the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Indoor Track and Field Championships which will be held at Saginaw Valley State (Feb. 23-24).
In the 55-meter dash the ‘Cats took the top three places. Danielle St. Onge won the event (7.53) as she was followed by Kaylee Laakso (7.66) and Callie Boik (7.83). Stephanie Boyer with a time of 26.34 won the 200. NMU had the next three places as Laakso was second (26.74), St. Onge third (26.96) and Boik fourth (28.04). Boyer also captured the 400 with a time of 59.44.
Stephanie Ostrenga with a NCAA II provisional qualifying time of 2:17.17 won the 800. She was followed by teammates Bibiane Mahy (2:21.51), Erin VanEnkevort (2:21.52) and Jessica Kalafut (2:26.46). The mile run saw the ‘Cats with two of the top three finishers. Brook Rediger broke the tape with a time of 5:10.89 to win the event. Michaela Harris placed third in the mile (5:27.14).
NMU had three of the top five places in the 3,000. Kyle Richards won the event as she crossed the finish line with a time of 10:47.21. Danielle Stein (10:58.76) was fourth while teammate Brittney Coehoorn (11:08.99) was fifth.
The ‘Cats ran the 55 hurdles and went one-two in the event. Natalie Bertucci (8.86) was first and Leslie Luehmann (9.17) second.
NMU captured both relay events. In the 4x400 relay the tandem of Melissa Shultz, Mahy, Maegan Hendershot and Stephanie Ostrenga ran a 4:10.03. Then in the second relay of the day, which was the 4x200, the team of Shultz, Boik, Bertucci and Luehmann ran a 1:50.26 for a new school record.
St. Onge began the field events with a new school record in the long jump with a leap of 17-04.75. Luehmann (16-03.00) was second. St. Onge and Luehmann went one-two in the triple jump with leaps of 34-09.00 and 33-07.50 respectively.
Kristin Carnel broke another school record in the high jump with a jump of 5-4.00. Bertucci (5-00.00) was second in the event. The ‘Cats had the top three places in the pole vault. Karin Diebold won the event as she tied the NMU record with a vault of 10-00.00. Second was Paris Malin (9-06.00) and Tasha Kettula (7-06.00) third.
Krista Squiers won the shot put with a throw of 35-08.00. Malin (31-08.00) was third. Squiers came back to take the weight throw with a heave of 46-09.00, which set a new NMU record.
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