February 11, 2008

'Cats Run Fast, Jump High And Throw Far In Dome

Natalie Bertucci
Natalie Bertucci
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University women’s track and field team hosted its lone meet of the year on Saturday (Feb. 9). Fast times and new NMU records were produced. The meet was a non-scoring competition.
 
Danielle St. Onge captured the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.45. Brittnee Balbierz (7.56) and Callie Boik (7.70) were third and fifth respectively for the Wildcats in the event. NMU had the top four runners in the 200 dash. Stephanie Boyer won the event (26.36) as she was followed by Balbierz (26.51), Kaylee Laakso (26.52) and St. Onge (27.07).
 
Boyer (59.61) and Laakso (59.67) were the top two runners to break the tape in the 400 dash. Danielle Stein won the mile with a clocking of 5:18.67. Third in the mile was Kristen Schultz (5:24.21), fourth Jenny Weidmeyer (5:28.75) and fifth Michaela Harris (5:35.54). 
 
Maegan Hendershot led the Wildcats in the 800 with a third-place showing (2:19.76), she was followed by teammates Erin VanEnkevort (2:22.00) and Bibiane Mahy (2:22.44). Michele Bisig won the 3,000 run with a time of 10:53.03. Brittney Coehoorn (11:09.70) was fourth and Kyle Richards (11:36.88) sixth in the 800.
 
Natalie Bertucci won the 55 hurdles with a time of 8.68. She set a new NMU record in the prelims with a clocking of 8.52. Leslie Luehmann was second in the hurdles as she had a time of 8.69. 
 
The 4x400 relay of Balbierz, VanEnkevort, St. Onge and Boyer won the event with a time of 4:13.17. 
 
In the field events Luehmann set a new NMU record in the long jump with a leap of 17-11.75 to win the event. In the pole vault, Karin Diebold and Paris Malin tied for third, but tied the NMU record in the process at 10-00.00. 
 
Bertucci placed tied for third in the high jump (5-00.00) with Molly McIntyre and Luehmann fifth (4-10.00). Luehmann took the long jump (17-11.75) as St. Onge was third (17-04.50). Luehmann (34-11.00) and St. Onge (34-02.50) were second and third respectively in the triple jump.  Boik was third in the shot put (34-11.00). Krista Squiers with a throw of 46-03.50 won the weight throw. 
 
The team will be back on the track this Saturday (Feb. 16) at the St. Scholastica Invite in Duluth, Minn.
 
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