ALLENDALE - Behind Sherice Hewett, the Northern Michigan University women's outdoor track and field team placed fourth Friday in the GLIAC Track and Field Championships held at Grand valley State in downstate Allendale.
A redshirt freshman, Hewett won the triple jump with a conference and school record effort of 41 feet, 0.25 inches. The jump qualifies her for the NCAA Championships.
In the 100-meter hurdles, Hewett placed eighth in 14.67 seconds. She was named GLIAC Field Freshman Athlete of the Meet.
The Wildcats of head coach Tom Barnes totaled 69.5 points. GVSU won the meet with 239 points, with Ashland in second with 124.5 and Tiffin third with 74.
NMU senior Bailey Franklin finished second in the high jump, clearing 5-6.5 and was third in the triple jump at 39-2.25.
The 4-by-100 Wildcat relay squad finished third with a school record time of 46.88 seconds, good for a provisional qualifying time to the NCAAs. Freshman Angelina Howard, senior Catherine Angeli of Marquette, sophomore Samara White and Hewett competed in the event for Northern.
Angeli placed fourth in the 200 (24.72) and fifth in the 100 (12.23).
Wildcat freshman Larissa Halonen finished 10th in the 1,500 (4:44.26), while junior Mallory Celaya placed eighth in the 5,000 (17:55.38).
The 4-by-400 relay team finished ninth as senior Melissa Christensen, junior Colby West, sophomore Kristina Mattson of Negaunee and sophomore Sydney Schultz raced for Northern.
NMU junior Brooke Granquist of Powers came in 10th in the triple jump.