February 26, 2005


UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. â€Â“ The Northern Michigan University womenâ€Â™s track and field team behind Jennie Lahrâ€Â™s first placeshowing in the mile finished in sixth place out of the nine GLIAC teams with 34points at the 2005 GLIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships.  Grand Valley State University won the championship with 188 points. â€ÂœWe took a big stepforward,â€Â Tom Barnes said.  â€ÂœWe just have to keep it going that way.â€Â


Lahr ran a 4:47.05 which set a new field house and meetrecord to go along with a NCAA II automatic qualifying time.  The NCAA II Menâ€Â™sand Womenâ€Â™s Indoor Track and Field Championships will be held in Boston, Mass. from March 11-12.  Her time is also the fastest time in the country as oftoday.  Brooke Rediger was seventh in the mile with a time of 5:03.64. Ã‚  Lahrthen came back and placed third in the 800-meter with a time of 2:15.63.


Kara Farquhar placed eighth in the 5000, late Friday night,with a clocking of 18:44.92.  The â€Â˜Cats 4x400 relay of Kaylee Laakso, StephanieBoyer, Amanda Mishica and Lahr placed seventh in the event (4:03.68). 


The field events saw the â€Â˜Cats score points in the triplejump as Danielle St. Onge was fifth (34-11.00) and teammate Leslie Luehmann wassixth (34-06.25). 




Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director