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Northern Michigan University’s Selena Johnson wins triple jump at Hillsdale Invitational track and field meet

Hannah Jones

HILLSDALE — Freshman Selena Johnson winning the triple jump was the top highlight for the women’s track and field team of Northern Michigan University at the Hillsdale Invitational held Saturday at Hillsdale College.

Johnson won the triple jump by leaping 11.83 meters (38 feet, 9 3/4 inches), just 6 centimeters (2 1/2 inches) short of a provisional mark to qualify for the NCAA Division II national meet.

She was also fourth in the long jump with a leap of 5.23 meters (17-2).

Two of her teammates had runner-up finishes as team scores weren’t kept at the meet.

Junior Hannah Jones was second in the 800 meter run in 2 minutes, 19.60 seconds, while junior Ellise Longley was also second in the 3,000 steeplechase in 11:32.92.

Jones missed first place by about 1 1/4 seconds in the 800, while Longley was shy of first in the steeplechase by a little more than 33 seconds.

The Wildcats also picked up a slew of fourth-place finishes — freshman Meghan Langworthy in the 1,500 in 5:06.34, junior Nina Augsten in the 100 hurdles in 15.29, freshman Delaney Pickett in the 3,000 steeplechase in 14:00.95, sophomore Madison Campbell in the high jump by clearing 1.58 meters (5-2) and the quartet of Leah Root, Dunja Drobac, Taylor Foster and Claire Donner in the 4-by-100 relay in 52.17 seconds.

Fifth-place finishes were turned in by junior Lauren Alarie in the 100 in 12.58 seconds and by sophomore Sydney Ormsbee in the 400 in 1:06.44.

The Wildcats return to action on Friday at the two-day Al Owens Classic hosted by Grand Valley State in Allendale.

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

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