Press Box


HILLSDALE, Mich. â€Â“ The Northern Michigan University womenâ€Â™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).  After the first day of thecompetition the â€Â˜Cats were in ninth place with 1.5 points, but when the dusthad settled after the two days of running, throwing and jumping  NMU wasseventh with 23.50 points.  Grand Valley won the womenâ€Â™s side of thechampionships with 216.50 points.


Breanna Riedel was the lone â€Â˜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). 


Jennifer Lahr on the second day of the meet placed second inthe 1,500-meter run with a clocking of 4:31.73.  Step Kuhlman of GVSU won theevent with a time of 4:29.37.  Lahr also placed in the 3,000 with a fifth placeshowing (10:18.63). 


Stephanie Boyer picked up eight points for the â€Â˜Cats as shewas second in the long jump with a leap of 5.33 (17-06).  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.  Hillsdale won theevent with a clocking of 47.39.


Laakso, Jessica Kalafut, Stephanie Mishica and Boyer ran onthe 4x400 relay for the â€Â˜Cats as the team had a 4:11.03 which was good foreighth place.  Ashland won the event with a time of 3:45.87.



Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director