MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University Track & Field heads to the GLIAC Outdoor Championships starting Wednesday and go through Friday evening.
| FOLLOW ALONG
Fans can follow along this weekend using the link below. This link provides access to the GLIAC Championship homepage and includes links for live results, live video as well expected race times.
The meet begins Wednesday with the first four events of the Heptathlon. Sophomore Nina Augsten (Koenigsbronn, Germany) leads three Wildcats who are ranked among the top five as she is ranked second. Freshman Kelsie Sibbald (Barbeau, Mich.) is third while Madison Campbell (Baddeck, N.S.) is fifth.
| THURSDAY'S FINALS
Senior Michelle Juergen (Gau-Odernheim, Germany) will compete in Thursday's Long Jump final, entering the meet ranked third with a season-best leap of 18'9.25. She will also compete Friday in the High Jump, where she is ranked second with a height of 5'7.75, and the Triple Jump, with a jump of 38 feet.
Sophomore Dunja Drobac (Novi Sad, Serbia) will also compete in the Triple Jump, entering ranked 4th behind her jump of 36'6.75.
The 3,000-Meter Steeplechase will also take place Thursday. Junior Hanna Torvi (St. Paul, Minn.) will compete as she is currently ranked fifth with a time of 11:15.62.
| CLEARING THE HURDLES
Augsten will also compete in the 100-Meter Hurdles where her time of 14.86 places her fifth. The Wildcats have two ranked in the 400-Meter Hurdles. Junior Megan Martin (Hillsdale, Mich.) enters Friday's final ranked fifth at 1:03.96. Right behind her is senior Lynsey Collins (Escanaba, Mich.), with her time of 1:04.98 has her sixth entering the meet.
| THE RELAYS
Friday's first final is the 4x100 Meter Relay where NMU is ranked second after the team of sophomore Izabelle Peterson (Marquette, Mich.), junior Sydney McPeters (Sugarland, Texas), senior Jenna Long (Suamico, Wis.) and sophomore Lauren Alarie (Highland, Mich.) notched a time of 46.96 at the Al Owens Classic.
The 4x400 Meter Relay team is also second coming into the Championships with a time of 3:46.91 to set a new school record time at the Gina Relays. The team consisted of McPeters, senior Paige Dutcher (Williamston, Mich.), junior Paige Du Bois (Green Bay, Wis.) and senior Shayla Huebner (Marquette, Mich.). The time was also an NCAA Provisional mark and the 14th fastest in the country.
| QUICK RUNS
Friday also features finals in the 100, 200, 400 and 800 Meter runs. Peterson is ranked first in the 200-Meter Dash with a time of 24.13 and won the Indoor 200-Meter Dash Championship. She is also ranked second with a time of 11.76 in the 100-Meter Dash.
Huebner will compete in the 400-Meter Dash with her time of 56.49 seeding her third. The senior is fifth to enter the 800-Meter Run, boasting a time of 2:11.30.
Dutcher will also compete in the 400 and comes into the Championship seeded fifth at a time of 57.55.
| MEET SCHEDULE
The meet begins Wednesday with the Heptathlon events being at 2 p.m.
Thursday begins at 9:30 am with the three final events of the Heptathlon. The running and field events start with the 4x100 Meter Relay preliminaries starting at 2:30 p.m.
Friday features the remaining finals. The field events begin at 11 a.m. while running events start at 12:10 p.m.