Press Box

April 4, 2005

April 4, 2005


RENSSELAER, Ind. â€Â“ The Northern Michigan University womenâ€Â™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. Josephâ€Â™sCollege.   The â€Â˜Cats finished third, out of five teams, at the invitationalwith 131 points as St. Josephâ€Â™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 womenâ€Â™s 800-meter run with a clocking of2:21.73, which set a new meet record.  She then won the 1,500 in a new stadiumand meet record time of 4:43.64.  Brooke Rediger was third in the 1,500 with atime of 4:51.51.  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.  Teammate Danielle St. Onge placed second in the triple jump with aleap of 33-10.25. 


The 3,000 saw the â€Â˜Cats take the second and third place as JessicaKalafut (11:15.46) and Danielle Stein (11:34.88) crossed the finish line inthat order.  Jamie Grunert and Kara Farquar led a one-two placing for the â€Â˜Catsin the 5,000.  Grunert crossed the finish line in a time of 19:09.31 asteammate Farquar was next with a 19:31.16.  Stephanie Mishica placed second inthe 3,000 steeplechase with a new NMU record time of 12:11.32.  TeammateBrittney Coehoorn was the next to cross the finish line with a time of12:14.36. 


Both of the relays finished in third place.  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.  The 4x400 relay of St. Onge,Stephanie Boyer, Laakso and Lahr ran a 4:20.95 as the relay from St. Josephâ€Â™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.  Amanda Mishica was second in the pole vault with a vault of9-00.00.  St. Onge also placed fourth in the 100 (12.82).


The â€Â˜Cats are back in action this weekend when they willparticipate at the Coldman Invitational at UW-Stevens Point on Saturday (April9).




Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director