ALLENDALE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University women’s track and field team is in fourth place with 18.50 points after the first day of competition at the 2010 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Indoor Track and Field Championships. Ashland leads the women’s competition with 68 points.
The distance medley relay of Kristen Schulz, Rachael Williams, Maegan Hendershot and Nora Kiilunen placed fourth with a time of 12:52.08. Karin Diebold tied for sixth in the pole vault with a leap of 10-10.00 which is a new school record. Also in another field event Krista Squiers finished in fifth place in the weight throw with a measurement of 56-08.00.
Bailey Franklin scored points for the Wildcats in two events Friday. She was eighth in the long jump (16-05.75) and then came back to place second in the indoor pentathlon with 3,295 points which is also a new NMU record. Franklin’s point total is a provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships.
The second and final day of the championships will be Saturday (Feb. 27) at Grand Valley State.
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