Wildcat Track & Field Wins St. Norbert College Twilight

Wildcat Track & Field Wins St. Norbert College Twilight

DE PERE, Wis. — The Northern Michigan track & field team took first at the St. Norbert College Twilight Thursday evening.

The Wildcats won 12 of the 20 events contested en route to their second team title of the 2017 outdoor season.

"Today was another great day for the team," said head coach Jenny Ryan. "We had many great performances again. Our preparations are going very well for the GLIAC championships."

Avadon James and Ine Mylle each took first in two events. Kieren Becker and Michelle Juergen posted NCAA provisional marks to score their victories.

Northern Michigan was also bolstered by 10 runner-up and five third-place finishes. The Wildcats totaled 254 points, 71 more than second-place St. Norbert. The field included 11 teams.

Northern Michigan also placed first in an 11-team field at the Viking Olympics on March 31-April 1. The Wildcats won 12 of 19 events at the Bulldog Invitational on April 8, but no team title was awarded.

Northern Michigan next races at the Al Owens Classic April 21-22 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

First-Place Finishes: 

Kieren Becker – 800-meter run (2:12.37)
Megan Edic – 3,000-meter run (10:30.61)
Shayla Huebner – 400-meter run (57.52)
Avadon James – 100-meter dash (12.19)
Avadon James – 200-meter dash (26.08)
Samanthia Johnson – Discus throw (156-9)
Michelle Juergen – High jump (5-6)
Ine Mylle – Triple jump (38-8.25)
Ine Mylle – 100-meter hurdles (14.90)
Katelyn Smith – 3,000-meter run (17:39.11)
Hanna Torvi – 3,000-meter steeplechase (11:46.09)
Sydney McPeters, Kieren Becker, Taylor Thrush, Shayla Huebner – 4x400 relay (3:58.21)

Second-Place Finishes:

Abby Fifarek – 3,000-meter run (10:42.51)
Samanthia Johnson – Hammer throw (157-3)
Michelle Juergen – 100-meter hurdles (15.78)
Jessie Kushner – Javelin throw (105-0)
Hannah Lonergan – 1,500-meter run (4:58.23)
Jenna Long – 100-meter dash (12.65)
Jenna Long – 200-meter dash (26.49)
Ine Mylle – 200-meter hurdles (1:05.87)
Jasmine Williams – Discus throw (145-5)
Avadon James, Abby Christmas, Jenna Long, Sydney McPeters – 4x100 relay (48.80)

Third-Place Finishes:

Abby Christmas – Triple jump (33-9.25)
Abby Christmas – 100-meter dash (12.82)
Abby Christmas – 200-meter dash (26.62)
Dana Shove – Shot Put (38-3.50)
Dana Shove– Discus throw (129-8)