Press Box


OSHKOSH, Wis. â€Â“ The Northern Michigan University womenâ€Â™s track and field team competed at the UW-Oshkosh Invitational onFriday night.  NMU was second in the competition with 70 team points as thehost school won the event with 129 points.


Leslie Luehmann was third in the 55-meter hurdles (9.38)which was followed by Danielle St. Ongeâ€Â™s second place showing in the 55 dash(7.74).  The ninth event of the meet saw the NMU 4x200 relay of Callie Boik,Kaylee Laakso, Luehmann and St. Onge run a 1:50.53 which was good for a secondplace showing.  Kara Farquhar was second in the 5,000 (18:50.63) with teammateJamie Grunert fifth in the event (19:15.42).


Brooke Rediger then was third in the mile (5:11.32). Stephanie Boyer won the 200 with a time of 26.43 as she was second in the 400(59.99). Ã‚  Laakso was fourth in the 200 with a time of 27.29.  Jane Stieberscored some point for the â€Â˜Cats with a third place showing in the 3,000(11:10.40). 


The distance medley relay of Jessica Kalafut, Laakso, StephanieMishica and Rediger won the event with a clocking of 12:50.80.  Boyer placed ina field event as she was third in the long jump (15-06).  Luehmann won thetriple jump with a leap of 33-8.5. 


The team will compete next at the Carthage College/TaddMetzger Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 5.





Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director