ISHPEMING, Mich. â€Â“ Northern Michigan University hosted the 2005 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) CrossCountry Championships at Al Quaal on Saturday.  The NMU womenâ€Â™s cross countryteam finished in second place with 73 points as Grand Valley State University won the event with 23.


Stephanie Howe was the first â€Â˜Cat to cross the finish lineas she was third with a clocking of 23:00.9.  Mandi Zemba of Grand Valley State won the event with a time of 22:14.0.  Jenny Irwin from Ferris State was second as she crossed the finish line with a 22:57.6. 


Maria Stuber was 14th with a 24:33.0; she wasfollowed by teammates Jane Stieber in 17th (24:46.5), Kelly Ahern in18th (24:51.4) and Danielle Steinke in 21st (25:05.4).  JessicaKalafut with a time of 25:08.5 was 23rd as next for the â€Â˜Cats wasBrooke Redinger in 28th (25:22.8).


NMU will be back in action at the NCAA II RegionalChampionships which will be held at Ferris State University on Nov. 5. 




Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director