May 6, 2010
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. – The first full day of the 2010 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Outdoor Track and Field Championships is now history. Northern Michigan University sits in fourth place with 29 points. Grand Valley State leads the women’s competition with 67 points.
The bright spot for the Wildcats on the day was in the javelin. NMU had three of the top four throwers. Krista Squiers led the way with a second-place showing. She had a throw of 120-11. Next were teammates Angela Leckson (115-10) and Mariah Beaman (115-09) in third and fourth respectively.
Bailey Franklin was third in the heptathlon with 4,339 points. Also in the heptathlon was Melissa Christensen with 3,725 points as she placed eighth. Brooke Granquist was seventh in the long jump (16-11.50). Squiers also placed in the hammer throw (eighth) with an effort of 160-04.
Moving to the finals tomorrow was Catherine Angeli in the 100-meter dash as she qualified with a time of 12.37, for a new NMU record. She also broke another NMU record in the 200 with a time of 25.29 to move onto the finals.
Maegan Hendershot captured the final spot for the finals of the 800 as she qualified with a time of 2:18.5.
The championships will conclude Friday (May 7).
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