Press Box


MIDLAND, Mich. â€Â“ The Northern Michigan University womenâ€Â™s track and field team used the Northwood Open on Saturday as a finaltune-up before the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC)Championships in less than two weeks (May 4-5).  The event will be held at Ferris State University. 


Danielle St. Onge placed seventh in the 100-meter dash witha time of 12.71.  The Wildcats had two runners in the top five in the 200. Stephanie Boyer won the event with a clocking of 25.69 while teammate, KayleeLaakso, was fifth (26.21).  Boyer and Laakso then went one-two in the 400respectively with times of 57.96 and 59.27.


NMU won another event when Stephanie Ostrenga crossed thefinish line first in the 800 with a time of 2:16.02.  Stephanie Mishica wasfourth in the event (2:21.22) while Jacalyn Gross was eighth (2:24.14). Mishica picked up a win in the 1,500 (4:48.36) with teammates JenniferWeidmeyer fourth (5:13.65) and Kyle Richards sixth (5:27.30).


Brooke Rediger won the 3,000 with a time of 10:27.52.  MeganHolkas was eighth in the event (11:42.06).  NMU had three runners in the topfive in the 5,000.  Brittney Coehoorn was first (18:58.47), Danielle Steinsecond (19:03.91) and Judy Pumper fifth (20:23.90).  Natalie Bertucci was thelone â€Â˜Cat in the 100 hurdles as she was third (16.09).  She placed seventh inthe 400 hurdles (1:11.60). 


The 4x100 relay of Callie Boik, Laakso, Boyer and St. Ongeplaced fourth (56.72). 


In the field events, Kristin Carnel was fourth in the longjump (5-02.00) with Bertucci sixth (5-00.00).  Paris Malin had a leap of9-00.00 in the pole vault which was good for ninth place.  St. Onge placedsecond in the long jump (5.33m) and third in the triple jump (10.75m).  JessicaWendling (9.34m) and Amanda Holtz (9.19m) were eighth and ninth respectively inthe triple jump.  The â€Â˜Cats had three people competing in the javelin.  Malinwas sixth (103-09.00) as she was followed by Boik eighth (102-04.00) and Carnelninth (90-00.00).



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Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director