HOUGHTON, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s cross country team ran away with the U.P. Championship at Michigan Tech onFriday afternoon.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats with five of the top six runners took the titlewith 18 points followed by MTU with 43 and Finlandia had 85.
Stephanie Howe captured individual honors by running a19:10.21.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Teammate, Jane Stieber was second with a clocking of 19:56.18.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Fourth through sixth went to the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats as Kelly Ahern led the way with a timeof 20:02.80 followed by Maria Stuber (20:13.16) and Brooke Rediger (20:14.88).
Jessica Kalafut was ninth (20:19.59), Brittney Coehoorn in12th place had a time of 20:32.94, she was followed by Laura Dewittin 13th (20:45.13) and Jenny Weidmeyer in 14th(20:48.44).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Danielle Stein was 16th with a time of 20:52.19 teammate BibianeMahy was next (20:59.26).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Stephanie Mishica in the 21st spot(21:20.63) and Stephanie Ostrenga in the 22nd slot (21:21.56)rounded out the runners for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats.
The team will be running again in two weeks at the ParksideInvite in Kenosha, Wis.