TIFFIN, Ohio (WLUC) – The Northern Michigan University Track & Field team took part in the Tiffelberg Open, hosted by Tiffin University and Heidelberg University and came away with six individual victories to finish second out of 11 teams.
CHASING A WIN
The Wildcats started the meet with a win in the 3,000 meter steeplechase. Junior Hanna Torvi (St. Paul, Minn.) won the race with a time of 11:20.00. Getting second place points for NMU was sophomore Elise Longley (Bloomington, Minn.), clocking in at 11:53.00. Getting third place points was freshman Katrina Salmen (Peshtigo, Wis.), who crossed the line at 12:27.00.
GOING FOR RUNS
Winning the 1,500 meters was Anna Kelley (Minneapolis, Minn.), posting a time of 4:54.73. In the 5,000 meters, senior Abby Fifarek (Buckley, Mich.) notched a time of 18:38.20 to win the race.
SPRINTING TO FIRST
Sophomore Lauren Alarie (Highland, Mich.) claimed first in the 100 meters as she tied for the winning time at 12:40. Junior Megan Martin (Hillsdale, Mich.) also captured a first place victory by recording a time of 1:04.41 in the 400-meter hurdles.
Sophomore Dunja Drobac (Novi Sad, Serbia) gave the Wildcats a victory in the triple jump with a jump of 35'3.25. Senior Michelle Juergen (Gau-Odernheim, Germany) finished second in the high jump, jumping 5'6.25 to earn an NCAA Division II Provisional Mark. Juergen also finished second in the long jump with a distance of 17'5.25.
NMU finished the meet in second place out of 11 teams, scoring 162 points . Tiffin University won the meet.
NMU also sent athletes to the Hilltoppers Relays hosted by Western Kentucky University. Senior Shayla Huebner (Marquette, Mich.) won the 800 meters with a provisional mark of 2:11.30.
The Wildcats will come back next weekend to take part in the Golden Grizzly Invitational, hosted by Oakland University. The meet starts Friday, April 12 and will continue into Saturday April 13.