Press Box


UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. â€Â“ The Northern Michigan University track team opened its indoor portion of the schedule on Fridaynight at Saginaw Valley State University.  Danielle St. Onge and StephanieBoyer turned in impressive early season performances as the â€Â˜Cats won fiveevents. 


St. Onge won the 60-meter dash to get the â€Â˜Cats going.  Sheran an 8.20 for the win.  Callie Boik was sixth in the event (8.42).  Boyerthen ran a 26.77 to capture the 200 dash.  St. Onge was fourth (27.65) and Boiksixth (27.98).  Boyer (59.98) and Stephanie Ostrenga (1:00.49) went one-two inthe 400 dash.  Melissa Schultz placed fourth in the 400 with a time of 1:04.19.


The mile saw the â€Â˜Cats place two runners in the top three. Jessica Kalafut was second with a time of 5:20.53 as she was followed byteammate Brooke Rediger (5:23.27).  The winning time in the event was a5:17.45.  Jacalyn Gross won the 800 in a clocking of 2:20.00.  StephanieMishica was fifth (2:25.55). 


The womenâ€Â™s 3,000 run was an all NMU affair as the â€Â˜Cats hadfive of the eight runners in the race.  Brittney Coehoorn ran away with the winin a time of 11:00.59.  Megan Holkas was third (11:46.86) as she was followedby Jennifer Weidmeyer (11:50.33) and Judy Pumper (12:02.11).  Danielle de Jorgewas the final â€Â˜Cat in the event as she was seventh (12:53.40).


Kara Farquhar was second in the 5,000 with a time of20:08.82 and Danielle Stein was third (20:41.67).  The 4x400 relay of Boyer,Schultz, Gross and Ostrenga placed fourth with a time of 4:11.96. 


Natalie Bertucci was third in the high jump (4-11) asKristin Carnel was ninth (4-09).  Leslie Luehmann in the long jump was seventh(15-11.75). Ã‚ Ã‚  St. Onge (34-09.5) was third in the triple jump just ahead ofteammate Luehmann (33-05.25). 


The â€Â˜Cats will be in action again at the Lake Superior StateInvitational next Saturday (Jan. 28).




Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director