Track and Field Begins Outdoor Season in California
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Northern Michigan University outdoor track and field team began its season this weekend at the Aztec Invitational on the campus of San Diego State University on Friday and Saturday (March 16-17).
The Wildcats had seven top 10 finishes and broke four school records over the weekend. Team scores were not kept during the meet. Saturday’s events were cut short because of rain.
Senior Bailey Franklin won the high jump with a new school record jump of 5 feet, 8.75 inches. She also finished fifth in the triple jump (37 feet, 1.75 inches).
Redshirt freshman Sherice Hewett broke two school records with two third place finishes on Friday. She ran 14.74 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles and jumped 39 feet, 9.75 inches in the triple jump.
Junior Mallory Celaya also had a top 10 finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a sixth place finish in a time of 11:12.86, setting the school record in the event.
Senior Melissa Christensen placed ninth in the heptathlon with 4,136 points.
Sophomore Jamie Roberts finished in a seven-way tie for 12th in the pole vault with a jump of 11 feet, 8.5 inches.
Freshman Angelina Howard was 13th in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.79 seconds. She also finished 29th in the 200-meter dash (26.34).
Senior Catherine Angeli finished 16th in the 400-meter dash in a time of 59.84.
On Saturday, NMU had a ninth place finish in the 4x100 meter dash. Howard, Hewett, Christensen and Angeli ran the event for the ‘Cats.
The ‘Cats have a week off before round out the month of March at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Invitational on March 31.
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