UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University women’s indoor track and field team had its first competition of the season on Friday night at the Saginaw Valley State University Holiday Indoor Classic. No team score was kept, but the Wildcats turned in some impressive times for an early meet.
Danielle St. Onge led the ‘Cats with a fourth-place finish in the first event the 60-meter dash as she recorded a new NMU record with a time of 8.05. Brittnee Balbierz placed seventh (8.18). St. Onge came back in the 200 with a fifth-place showing (26.84) while teammate Balbierz was next (27.11). Stephanie Boyer was ninth in the event (27.22).
Boyer captured the 400 with a time of 1:00.09. Jessica Trotochaud was fifth (1:01.91) and Melissa Schultz sixth (1:03.50). The 60 hurdles saw two ‘Cats in the top five. Natalie Bertucci was third in a new school record time of 9.22 and Leslie Luehmann was fifth (9.41).
Bertucci was fifth in the high jump at 5-1 while Molly McIntyre was ninth (4-9). Karin Diebold was the lone ‘Cat in the pole vault as she had a height of 9-6 which was good for seventh. In the long jump, St. Onge was fourth, with a new school record leap of 17-8.25 and in fifth was teammate Luehmann (17-5.5).
Luehmann set a school record of her own in the triple jump with a measurement of 34-7.5, which was good for fourth. In the shot put, Bailey Wendorf had a throw of 33-11 for sixth. Krista Squiers in the weight throw went 42-7.5 which was good for sixth.
The ‘Cats will not be in action until the New Year at the Lake Superior State Invitational on Jan. 26.
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