January 19, 2010

NMU To Host Indoor Track Meet

MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University women’s indoor track and field team is hosting its lone home meet of the season Saturday, Jan. 23 beginning at 11 a.m. inside the Superior Dome. Admission is free for the event. The Northern Challenge in its fifth year will feature teams from NMU women’s and men’s club team, Lake Superior State (men and women), Northwood (men and women), St. Norbert (men and women) and Michigan Tech club teams (men and women).

Before the competition four seniors will be honored. Karin Diebold, Maegan Hendershot, Krista Squiers and Erin VanEnkevort will be participating in their final Northern Challenge as members of the NMU indoor track and field team. “This meet usually produces the best times of the year,” said Tom Barnes, the head track and field coach at NMU. “It helps having the good competition. The meet gets bigger and bigger every year.”

Field Events
11 a.m.
long jump (women and men)
pole vault (women and men)
shot put (women and men)
weight throw (women and men)
high jump (women and men)
triple jump (women and men)

Running Events
(rolling time schedule)
11:30 a.m. 
55 hurdles (women and men)
55 dash (women and men)
800 relay (women and men)
mile run - finals (women and men)
55 hurdles – finals (women and men)
55 dash – finals (women and men)
400 dash (women and men)
800 (women and men)
200 (women and men)
3,000 (women and men)
1,600 relay (women and men)

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Prepared By
David Faiella
Sports Information Director
906-227-1013