Press Box


STEVENS POINT, Wis. -  The Northern MichiganUniversity womenâ€Â™s track and field team placed second at the ColdmanInvitational that was held at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point onSaturday (for complete results go to: The â€Â˜Cats tallied 125 team points as UW-Oshkosh won the invitational with 196points.  A total of 14 teams competed at the event.


Stephanie Boyer placed fourth in the 200-meter dash to pickup team points for the â€Â˜Cats as she ran a 27.05 in the finals.  She then placedthird in the 400 dash with a clocking of 58.86 in the event.  Jennie Lahrpicked up a win for the â€Â˜Cats in the 800 as she ran a 2:18.63.  Brooke Rediger(2:20.80) and Jessica Kalafut (2:20.94) were fourth and fifth in the eventrespectively.


The â€Â˜Cats took the top three spots in the 1500 as Lahr wonthe event with a clocking of 4:42.45 as teammates Rediger (4:49.05) and Kalafut(4:51.79) were the next two to cross the finish line.  Jamie Grunert was secondin the 10,000 with a time of 39:37.92 as Kara Farquhar was third (40:17.48). 


NMU had two runners scoring points in the 100 hurdles asLeslie Luehmann was fifth (16.36) and Amanda Holtz (17.36) was seventh. Brittney Coehorn placed second in the 3000 steeplechase with a time of 11:57.70while teammate Stephanie Mishica placed fourth (12:29.32).


The 4x100 relay of Callie Boik, Luehmann, Boyer and KayleeLaakso placed fifth as they ran a 51.10.  Laakso, Boyer, Kalafut and Lahr werethe 4x400 relay that placed fourth (4:11.93).


Luehmann led the â€Â˜Cats in the field events with a secondplace showing in the long jump (16-09.25) and in the triple jump (34-11.25). Tiffany Grubaugh, trading in her basketball gear for the track, was therunner-up in shot put with a throw of 41-10.00. Ã‚ ÃƒÃ‚‚  She then placed third in thediscus with a throw of 133-07.


The â€Â˜Cats are in action again this weekend (April 16) at theSaginaw Valley State Open.





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Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director