MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University track and field team will travel to compete at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships Wednesday at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio. The event will be hosted by Lake Erie College.
The Wildcats are coming off a second place finish at the Al Owens Classic at Grand Valley State last Saturday (April 19).
Senior Cheyenne Stewart won the triple jump with a jump of 40-6 and finished second in the long jump 17-7.
Freshman Jasmine Williams placed second in the discus with a throw of 152-7, breaking a school record notching a NCAA provisional mark. Freshman Samanthia Johnson placed third in the event with a personal best of 144-0, also a provisional mark.
Junior Christina Toogood won the 1,500 run with a time of 4:34.77. Her career best time was good for a NCAA provisional mark. Junior Larissa Halonen placed eighth in the event (4:44.32). Toogood also led NMU in the 800, placing third (2:15.37), while sophomore Jaylee Brown was 14th (2:23.94) and junior Caitlin Keskey was 24th (2:29.57).
Freshman Avadon James placed second in the 100 meter dash (12.12), and junior Brittni Wirtz was third (12.29). James added a fourth place finish in the 200 with a career best time of 25.39. Wirtz finished sixth in the event (25.82).
The 4x100 relay team of James, senior Kellisha Harley, Schultz and Wirtz finished first with a season best time of 49.17. Olivia Howard was first in the 5,000 finishing in 18:08.14. Junior Chelsea Farquhar was 12th in the event (19:16.47).
The Wildcats enter the GLIAC Championships with athletes ranked in the top 10 of the league in seven events.
Stewart leads the league in the triple jump after her performance at the Al Owens Classic. She is also ranked fourth in the long jump after jumping an 18-4.5 at the Hillsdale Invitational.
Williams currently sits in third in the GLIAC after her throw at the Al Owens Classic while Johnson is ranked ninth in the discus.
Wirtz is ranked fourth in the 100 meter run after posting a time of 12.05 at the Rex Foster Invitational. James is seventh in the league in the event after her performance at the Rex Foster clocking a time of 12.11.
Toogood is fifth in the 800 after running a 2:14.81 at the Raleigh Relays and is seventh in the 1,500 after her time at the Al Owens.
NMU's 4 x 100 relay team enters the Championships ranked eighth in the league after their performance at the Al Owens.