NMU track and field breaks two school records at Keeler Invitational Friday

Huebner, Juergen earn Provisionals

By Journal Sports Staff

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — It was a big day for the Northern Michigan University women’s track and field team Friday at the Dr. Keeler Invitational as two school records were broken and three NCAA Provisional marks were achieved.

Former Marquette Redette Shayla Huebner finished first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.79, which set a new Wildcats record and earned her a Provisional time.

Huebner also helped break another NMU record as she was part of the winning 4X400 relay team. The squad of Huebner, Sydney McPeters, Paige Dutcher and Paige Du Bois set a new record with a time of 3:46.86, which was also good enough for a Provisional mark.

Michelle Juergen earned the other Provisional mark as she cleared 5-5.75 in the high jump.

Fellow former Redette Izzie Peterson also won an event at the meet as she took first in the 200 dash (24.38).

The Wildcats will now play the waiting game as the qualifiers for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships will be announced Tuesday.

The meet will take place May 23-25 in Kingsville, Texas.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Writer Ryan Stieg. His email address is rstieg@miningjournal.net.