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NMU track and field finishes 4th

January 23, 2012
The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE - The No. 21-ranked Northern Michigan University indoor track and field team finished fourth out of five teams at the University of Wisconsin Invitational on Saturday. NMU had 95.5 team points, competing against four other NCAA Division I schools.

The Wildcats won three events throughout the day. Sophomore Jamie Roberts won the pole vault with a school record of 12 feet, 3.5 inches. Senior Catherine Angeli won the 200-meter dash and the distance medley relay squad finished first. Angeli was also fourth in the 400 dash.

Freshman Sherice Hewett finished second in the triple jump, third in the 60 hurdles and fourth in the 200. Senior Bailey Franklin was third in the triple jump and fourth in the 60 hurdles.

The distance runners saw their first action of the season. Sophomore Chelsea Farquhar was eighth in the 3,000. Freshman Mandy Dye and junior Nora Kiilunen finished ninth and 10th in the mile run. Senior Rachael Williams, freshman Larissa Halonen and sophomore Katie Granquist finished in spots eight thru 10 in the 800 run. Sophomore Kristina Mattson was ninth in the 600.

Northern has the week off before traveling to UW-Stevens Point for the Pointer Invitational on Feb. 4.



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