BIG RAPIDS, Mich. Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University womenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s track and field team is in ninth place with five points after thefirst day of competition at the 2006 Great Lakes Intercollegiate AthleticConference (GLIAC) Outdoor Track and Field Championships which are being heldat Ferris State University.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Grand Valley State University leads the team racewith 111 points.
Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚œWe had some great performances today,Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚ said Jenny Ryan, thehead track coach.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚œLooks good for tomorrow.Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚
Scoring points for the Wildcats on Thursday were BrittneyCoehoorn in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She covered the course in a time of12:08.10 which placed her fifth in the event.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Danielle St. Onge placed eighthin the triple jump with a leap of 35-05.75.
Stephanie Boyer advanced to the 200 finals on Friday.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She rana 25.62 in the prelims which was the sixth fastest time.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Boyer also advancedin the 400 with her time of 58.62.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The time has her seventh going into thefinals on Friday.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Kaylee Laakso also will represent the Wildcats in the 400 asshe ran a 58.53 in the prelims, which ranked her fifth.
Stephanie Ostrenga will run again in the 800 as shequalified eighth with a time of 2:19.70.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Stephanie Mishica with her time of4:50.20 in the 1,500 qualified her fifth.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Natalie Bertucci ran a 15.48 in the100 hurdles.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She qualified for the finals on Friday as she is seeded eighth.