Track 'Cats Place Six at the Top
WAUKESHA, Wis. – The Northern Michigan University outdoor track and field team started the season Saturday (April 2) at the Carroll University Invitational. Team scores weren’t kept as NMU had 24 top-five finishes, including six first-place finishes.
Bailey Franklin won the 100 hurdles and the triple jump. She also was second in the high jump while setting a new school record, clearing 5-7. The jump qualifed her as a provisional for Nationals.
Catherine Angeli won the 200 dash and tied her old school record with a time of 25:29. She finished second in the 100 dash and was on the 4x100 relay team with Samara White, Brittnee Balbierz and Katy Lafayette who finished fourth. White was second in the long jump.
Christina Turman won the 800 run and was second in the 1500 run. Jaime Roberts had second-place finishes in the 100 hurdles and the pole vault. Melissa Christensen was third in the 100 hurdles and fourth in the high jump. Kristen Schulz won the 3000 steeplechase while teammate Nora Kiilunen came in third.
Colby West won the 400 hurdles and was followed in second-place by Brooke Granquist. West was the anchor of the 4x400 relay team that finished second. Sydney Schultz, Katrina Lamansky and Sara Turschak were also on the relay team. Turschak finished third in the 400.
Jessica Krob (3rd) and Chelsea Farquhar (4th) finished in the top five in the 5000. Delany Lovett was fourth in the triple jump. In the javelin, Mariah Beaman (3rd) and Katie Searles (5th) led the way for NMU.
The Wildcats return to action next weekend when they travel back to Carroll University to compete at the Pioneer Invite.
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