NMU track: Wildcats shine at Saginaw Valley State

MARQUETTE – Several members of the Northern Michigan University women’s track and field team turned in top performances Friday at the Saginaw Valley State University Cardinal Invite on Friday in downstate University Center.

The Wildcats posted several career and season bests on the evening.

“This was our first opportunity to compete against our conference counterparts and we performed well,” NMU head coach Cheree Hicks said.

Junior Ebony Young led the Wildcats, winning two events. She placed first in the long jump (5.28 meters) and the triple jump (11.48).

She added a second place finish in the 60-meter hurdles with a season-best time of 9.35 seconds.

Junior Brittni Wirtz took the gold in the 60 run with a season best of 7.82. She also recorded a career best in the 200 (26.18), which was good for second.

Freshman Jasmine Williams placed second in the shot put with a season-best throw of 12.30 meters. She also turned in a career high in the weight throw (12.93), finishing in ninth place.

Junior Larissa Halonen posted a season-best time of 5:22.18 in the mile, giving her ninth place.

Junior Emily Allen (10:52.00) and freshman Shannon Flynn (11:42.25) each had season-best times in the 3,000 run, finishing in 16th and 21st, respectively.

Information compiled by Senior Sports Writer Craig Remsburg. He can can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 251, or via email at cremsburg@miningjournal.net.