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Northern Michigan University Wildcat women win Big Dawg indoor track meet in Wisconsin

STEVENS POINT, Wis. — The Northern Michigan University indoor track and field team won the Big Dawg Invitational with 140 points that was hosted by Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Saturday.

Four women got the Wildcats off to a fast start by qualifying for the 60-meter dash finals. Ninti Little won in 7.93 seconds, with teammate Lauren Alarie second in 7.96. Sydney McPeters was fifth in 8.00 and Maria De Mingo Domenech was eighth.

Alarie, McPeters and De Mingo Domenech also finished in the top five in the 200, though specific places weren’t available.

In the 5,000, Hanna Torvi led a 1-2-3 finish by NMU by winning in 18:28.38, with Madison Malon second in 18:28.56 and Meghan Langworthy third in 19:15.31.

Paige Du Bois paced the Wildcats to a runner-up finish in the 800 in 2:18.97 with teammate Caroline Vegeberg fifth.

Nina Augsten was second in the 60 hurdles in 9.30 with teammate Taylor Foster eighth.

Earning a third place was Elise Longley in the 3,000 in 11:04.73 with teammates Anna Kelley fourth and Emily Sterling fifth.

A Wildcats’ relay of Dunja Drobac, Morgan Lyon, Megan Martin and Hannah Jones was also third in the 4-by-400 in 4:11.90, while Little was third in the long jump by leaping 5.36 meters as Augsten was fifth with 5.26.

Longley was fourth in the mile in 5:17.14, as was Jordan Butler in the triple jump with 10.91 meters.

NMU wraps up its regular indoor season at Grand Valley State University next weekend, February 14-15.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.

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