Press Box

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University women’s track and field team competed at Northwood University on Saturday (April 16). Team scores weren’t kept.

Jamie Roberts broke her old school record in the pole vault, clearing 11-7.75 and tied with two others for first place.

Catherine Angeli won the 100 dash with teammate Brittnee Balbierz coming in sixth. Angeli also finished third in the 200 dash. Balbierz was 10th in the event. Sara Turschak (3rd), Katrina Lamansky (5th) and Sydney Schultz (8th) finished in the top 10 in the 400 dash.

Nora Kiilunen was third in the 800. Christina Turman was fourth while Kiilunen was fifth and Alicia Romano was eight in the 1500. Olivia Juntilla, Chelsea Farquhar and Rita Woitas were ninth, 10th and 11th in the 5000.

Bailey Franklin finished second in the 100 hurdles while Melissa Christensen was fourth and Stephanie Hahn seventh. Colby West was fourth in the 400 hurdles. Kristen Schulz was fourth in the 3000 steeplechase.

Both the 4x100 relay and 4x400 relay teams won their events. Samara White, Balbierz, Katy Lafayatte and Angeli were on the 4x100 team. Lamansky, West, Turschak and Schultz were on the 4x400 squad.

Brooke Granquist tied four fourth in the high jump. Melissa Christensen and Brooke Granquist finished first and second in the heptathlon. Samara White and Delany Lovett were fifth and sixth in the long jump. Bailey Franklin won the triple jump as teammates Lovett (3rd), Christensen (6th) and Mariah Beamen (8th) also competed. Beamen was second in the javelin throw.

The Wildcats have a couple weeks off before traveling to Hillsdale to compete at the Gina relays.


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