'Cats Finish Season At GLIAC Championships
HILLSDALE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s track team concluded the 2004 season by placing seventh atthe GLIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships which were held at Hillsdale Collegethe past two days (Thursday and Friday, May 6-7).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ After the first day of thecompetition the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were in ninth place with 1.5 points, but when the dusthad settled after the two days of running, throwing and jumpingÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU wasseventh with 23.50 points.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Grand Valley won the womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s side of thechampionships with 216.50 points.
Breanna Riedel was the lone ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cat to score on the first dayas she tied for seventh place in the triple jump with a leap of 10.36 meters(34-00).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Jennifer Lahr on the second day of the meet placed second inthe 1,500-meter run with a clocking of 4:31.73.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Step Kuhlman of GVSU won theevent with a time of 4:29.37.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Lahr also placed in the 3,000 with a fifth placeshowing (10:18.63).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Stephanie Boyer picked up eight points for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats as shewas second in the long jump with a leap of 5.33 (17-06).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Danielle Miller wonthe event with a leap of 5.45 (17-10.75).
The 4x100 relay of Kaylee Laakso, Riedel, Leanna Ketola andMonique McIntyre ran a 51.66 to place eighth in the event.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Hillsdale won theevent with a clocking of 47.39.
Laakso, Jessica Kalafut, Stephanie Mishica and Boyer ran onthe 4x400 relay for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats as the team had a 4:11.03 which was good foreighth place.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ashland won the event with a time of 3:45.87.