Track and field holds own against DI schools

The No. 21-ranked Northern Michigan indoor track and field team finished fourth at the University of Wisconsin Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 21. NMU had 95.5 team points, competing against four NCAA Division I teams.

The Wildcats won three events throughout the day. Sophomore Jamie Roberts won the pole vault with a school record-setting jump of 12-3.5 feet. Senior Catherine Angeli took the 200-meter dash and the distance medley relay squad finished first.

Angeli was also fourth in the 400-dash and teammates sophomore Sydney Schultz placed fifth and junior Colby West who was sixth also had high finishes in the event.

Freshman Sherice Hewett finished second in the triple jump, third in the 60-meter hurdles and fourth in the 200. Senior Bailey Franklin was third in triple and fourth in the 60-meter hurdles. Junior Brooke Granquist took seventh in the triple jump and 10th in the 60 meter hurdles.

Sophomore Delaney Lovett was sixth in the triple jump. Sophomore Katie Searles finished ninth in the 60-meter hurdles and 10th in long jump. Freshman Katelyn Macaulay tied for eighth in the high jump.

Sophomore Samara White was fifth in the long jump and ninth in the 200. Freshman Angelena Howard finished fifth in the 200.

Senior Melissa Christensen was seventh in the long jump, tied for fourth in the high jump and was fifth in the 60-meter hurdles. The 4 x 400 relay team was third.

The distance runners saw their first action of the season. Sophomore Chelsea Farquhar was eighth in the 3,000 meter with teammates junior Rita Woitas placing ninth, freshman Olivia Howard 10th and freshman Emily Allen finishing 11th.

Freshman Mandy Dye and junior Nora Kiilunen finished ninth and 10th in the mile run. Senior Rachael Williams, freshman Larissa Halonen and sophomore Katie Granquist finished in spots eight through 10 in the 800-meter run. Sophomore Kristina Mattson was ninth in the 600-meter run.

Northern has the week off before traveling to UW-Stevens Point for the Pointer Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 4.

– NMU Sports Information