UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University women’s track and field team with four first-place finishes captured the team title with 179.50 points at the Saginaw Valley State University Outdoor Collegiate on Saturday.
Winning events for the Wildcats were Stephanie Ostrenga in the 800-meter run (2:19.77), Karin Diebold in the pole vault (10-00.00), Danielle St. Onge in the long jump (16-10.00) and Leslie Luehmann in the triple jump (34-4.00).
St. Onge placed second in the 100 with a clocking of 13.04 while teammate Boik was seventh (13.45). Callie Boik was the lone ‘Cat to score in the 200 as she was eighth (27.98). Vanessa Anderson just missed scoring points as she was ninth (28.37).
Maegan Hendershot was sixth in the 400 (1:03.66). Two other NMU runners scored points in the 800 as Heather Bassett was fifth (2:23 .02) and Bibiane Mahy sixth (2:25.42). Erin VanEnkevort led the ‘Cats in the 1,500 with a third-place showing (5:00.28) while teammate Jennifer Wiedmeyer was fifth (5:01.74). Brooke Rediger in the 3,000 was the lone scorer as she was fourth (10:38.66).
Danielle Stein with a second-place outing (39:36.00) in the 10,000 led the ‘Cats in the event as Danielle deJonge was sixth (47:27.00).
NMU went fifth and sixth in the 100 hurdles with Luehmann (16.10) and Natalie Bertucci (16.21) respectively. Luehmann then placed seventh in the 400 hurdles (1:16.51) while teammate VanEnkevort was fifth (1:11.15).
The two NMU relays placed in the top three in their respective races. The 4x100 relay of Boik, Anderson, Bertucci and St. Onge placed third with a time of 51.27. Hendershot, Bassett, Melissa Schultz and Ostrenga led the ‘Cats to a second-place showing in the 4x400 (4:10.85).
The field events were led off by Bertucci’s second-place in the high jump (5-0.25). Stephanie Mishica (4-9.5) and Molly McIntyre (4-9.5) were fifth and seventh respectively. Behind Diebold in the pole vault was Paris Malin (9-06.00). Two other ‘Cats leaped to top five finishes in the long jump as Luehmann was fourth (15-10.00) and Mishica fifth (14-08.00). Luehmann led a one, two, three sweep in the triple jump. St. Onge (34-1.50) was second in the event while Jessica Wendling was third (31-5.25).
Krista Squiers was fourth in the discus (117-04), ninth in the hammer (114-04) and second in the javelin (110-02). Also scoring team points for the ‘Cats in the javelin were Boik in sixth place (93-09.5) and Amanda Boersema seventh (90-07.25).
The team will be back down state this week when they will participate at the Northwood Relay on Saturday (April 21).
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