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BIG RAPIDS, Mich. â€Â“ Stephanie Boyer placed third inthe 400-meter dash and fifth in the 200 on the second day of the 2006 GreatLakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Outdoor Track and FieldChampionships to lead the Northern Michigan University Wildcats to aneighth-place finish with 31 points.  Grand Valley State University won thewomenâ€Â™s title with 269 points.


Boyer ran a 58.23 in the 400 and a 25.56 in the 200.  Hertime in the 200 was a new NMU record.  Stephanie Ostrenga placed seventh in the800 with a clocking of 2:20.09.  In the 1,500 Stephanie Mishica ran a 4:53.04which placed her eighth in the event.  Brooke Rediger also placed eighth as sheran a 10:31.20 in the 3,000.  Danielle St. Onge ran a 12.62 in the 100 prelimsfor a new NMU record. 


The â€Â˜Cats had another eighth-place finish as this timeBrittney Coehoorn in the 5,000 ran an 18:52.30.  Natalie Bertucci ran a 15.67in the 100 hurdles which was good for eighth.  In the prelims she set a new NMUrecord with a time of 15.48. 


The 4x100 relay of Kaylee Laakso, Callie Boik, Boyer and St.Onge placed sixth in the event with a time of 49.70.  The other relay on theschedule, the 4x400, placed eighth with a clocking of 4:07.02.  Members of therelay were Ostrenga, Jacalyn Gross, Laakso and Boyer. 


In the field events Bertucci with her jump of 5-01.00 tiedfor sixth in the high jump.  St. Onge placed seventh in the long jump with aleap of 16-08.50 and eighth in the triple jump (35-05.75). In the prelims sheleaped 35-06 which was a new NMU record. 


Over the course of the two-day event a total of five new NMUrecords were set.  Records were set in the 100, 200, 100 hurdles, triple jumpand 4x100 relay. Ã‚   Ã‚ Ã‚ 




Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director