'Cats Third In First Outdoor Competition Of The Season
April 4, 2005
RENSSELAER, Ind. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s track team opened up the outdoor portion of the schedule by running at theGene and Rose Edmonds Invitational on Saturday (April 2) at St. JosephÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™sCollege.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats finished third, out of five teams, at the invitationalwith 131 points as St. JosephÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s won the event with 160.50 points and GLIACmember Ferris State was second (141.50). Saginaw Valley was fourth (119) andMarian was fifth at the invitational.
Jennie Lahr won the womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s 800-meter run with a clocking of2:21.73, which set a new meet record.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She then won the 1,500 in a new stadiumand meet record time of 4:43.64.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Brooke Rediger was third in the 1,500 with atime of 4:51.51.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Leslie Luehmann also picked up two wins on the day as shetook the long jump (17-00.50) and the triple jump (34-09.50), which was a newNMU record.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Teammate Danielle St. Onge placed second in the triple jump with aleap of 33-10.25.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The 3,000 saw the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats take the second and third place as JessicaKalafut (11:15.46) and Danielle Stein (11:34.88) crossed the finish line inthat order.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Jamie Grunert and Kara Farquar led a one-two placing for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Catsin the 5,000.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Grunert crossed the finish line in a time of 19:09.31 asteammate Farquar was next with a 19:31.16.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Stephanie Mishica placed second inthe 3,000 steeplechase with a new NMU record time of 12:11.32.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ TeammateBrittney Coehoorn was the next to cross the finish line with a time of12:14.36.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Both of the relays finished in third place.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Callie Boik,Luehmann, St. Onge and Kaylee Laakso ran a 52.20 in the 4x100 race as the hostschool won the event with a clocking of 50.70.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The 4x400 relay of St. Onge,Stephanie Boyer, Laakso and Lahr ran a 4:20.95 as the relay from St. JosephÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s ran a 4:13.71 to win the event.
Boik placed sixth in the javelin with a new NMU record throwof 90-02.00.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Amanda Mishica was second in the pole vault with a vault of9-00.00.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ St. Onge also placed fourth in the 100 (12.82).
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats are back in action this weekend when they willparticipate at the Coldman Invitational at UW-Stevens Point on Saturday (April9).