MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan women’s track and field team competed at the Wisconsin Women’s Invitational in Madison, Wis. on Saturday (Jan. 29). The ‘Cats competed against Division I athletes from five schools in the Midwest, finishing sixth with a score team score of 47.
Bailey Franklin was NMU’s top finisher as she was second in the pentathlon with 3,335 points and qualified as a provisional for nationals in the event. She also broke the school record that she set last season in the pentathlon. Brooke Granquist (2,954) and Melissa Christiensen (2,939) were fourth and fifth in the event.
In other field events Jaime Roberts finished third in the pole vault, clearing 11’ 10”, Franklin was seventh in the triple jump 36’ 4.25” and Samara White was eleventh in the long jump with a jump of 15’ 11.75”.
Catherine Angeli finished fifth in the 200m dash (25.66) and seventh in the 60m dash (7.94). Katy Lafayette was eleventh in the 200m dash (26.82) and Brittnee Balbierz was thirteenth (26.96).
Sydney Schutlz and Sara Turschak finished twelfth and thirteenth respectively, in the 400m dash.
The ‘Cats had two top 15 finishers in the mile when Kristen Schulz finished eleventh (5:27.77) and Nora Kiilunen twelfth (5:28.97). Katrina Lamansky was twelfth in the 600m run with a time of 1:46.23.
The Wildcats get back to action next weekend when as they travel to the Pointer Invitational in Stevens Point, Wis.
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