January 31, 2009
NMU Host Indoor Track Meet
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University women’s track and field team hosted its lone home meet of the indoor season Saturday at the Superior Dome. No team scores were kept for the Northern Challenge.
Brittnee Balbierz placed second in the 55-meter dash to lead the Wildcats with a time of 7.62. Catherine Angeli won the 200 with a time of 26.51 while teammate Balbierz (27.01) was fourth. Angeli won another event when she ran a 1:00.05 in the 400 while Rachael Williams (1:01.57) was third.
The mile run saw the Wildcats take spots two through four. Bibiane Mahy (5:23.13) was second, Jenny Weidmeyer (5:29.13) third and Kristen Schultz (5:29.27) fourth. Maegan Hendershot captured the 800 with a time of 2:19.17. Erin VanEnkevort was third as she had a time of 2:26.12.
Erin McCulloch (11:12.19) and Jessica Krob (11:18.25) were fifth and sixth respectively in the 3,000. Natalie Bertucci won the 55 hurdles with a time of 8.66 with teammate Melissa Christensen (8.86) third.
The relay of Angeli, Williams, Balbierz and Bertucci won the 4x200 with a new school record of 1:47.07. NMU took second place in the 4x400 relay as Williams, Mahy, VanEnkevort and Hendershot ran a 4:11.03.
The field events saw Bailey Franklin place third in the high jump (1.60-meters) while Bertucci was fourth with the same height. In the pole vault the ‘Cats had the top three places as Paris Malin won the event with a height of 3.23, Karin Diebold (3.23) was second and Ashley Felicelli (2.75) third. Malin and Diebold tied the NMU school record (10-07).
Franklin (5.32) was second in the long jump while Christensen (5.29) was third. Franklin did pick up a win as she had a leap of 10.48 to take the triple jump. Renee Hays placed fourth in the shot put with a throw of 11.59. Krista Squiers captured the weight throw with a new school record throw of 17.10.
The ‘Cats are in action again at the NCAA Division II Challenge Feb. 6-7.
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