'Cats Run To A Seventh Place Finish At Nationals
EVANSVILLE, Ind. Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚“ For the fifth year in a row theNorthern Michigan University womenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s cross country team placed in the top eightat the NCAA II National Cross Country Championships with their seventh placefinish at the event today.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats scored 234 team points as Adams State wonthe event with 31 team points.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ GLIAC member Grand Valley State was fourth with171 team points.
Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚œI am very happy with the season and how it went,Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚ StenFjeldheim said.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚œWe ran a very solid race today.Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Stephanie Howe led theÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats with a 20th overall place and a 13th team placewith a time of 22:40.5.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The place earned her NCAA II All-American honors.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ TamiKochen was the next Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cat to cross the finish line in a time of 23:38.6 whichwas good for a 47th team place and a 63rd place overall.Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The next three Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats were Kelly Ahern who was 74thoverall and 57th in the team placing (23:52.5); Jane Stieber withher 23:54.4 was 75th overall and 58th for the team score;and Lindsay Williams was the final Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cat to score as she covered the course in atime of 23:54.4 as she was right behind teammate Stieber with a 76thoverall placing and a 59th place in the team race.Ãƒ‚Ã‚