OSHKOSH, Wis. (WLUC) – Northern Michigan University Track & Field finished in fourth place out of 14 teams at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Titan Challenge Saturday and came away with three victories, a school record and three NCAA Provisionals.
SETTING A NEW RECORD
The meet was highlighted by the 4x400 meter relay set a new school record by winning the race in a time of 3:47.75. The team of junior Sydney McPeters (Sugarland, Texas), senior Lynsey Collins (Escanaba, Mich.), junior Paige Du Bois (Green Bay, Wis.) and senior Shayla Huebner (Marquette, Mich.) are now eighth in the NCAA with an NCAA Provisional time.
HUEBNER WINS THE 800
Huebner also took first place in the 800-meter run and improved her NCAA Provisional time. She finished the race in 2:12.57 which is also the nation's 15th fastest time this year.
JUERGEN JUMPS WELL
Senior Michelle Juergen (Gau-Odernheim, Germany) placed in both the high jump and the long jump. Juergen won the high jump by improving her NCAA Provision mark with a jump of 5 feet and 7.25 inches. The mark is also the 11th best jump in the country.
She went on to also take third in the long jump by leaping 18 feet 6.25 inches.
Sophomore Nina Augsten (Koenigsbronn, Germany) took second in the 60 meter Hurdles. After qualifying fourth in the preliminaries, she improved to take second place with a time of 9.08 seconds in the finals.
Augsten also took 14th place in the long jump with a jump of 16 feet 10.5 inches.
Junior Megan Martin (Hillsdale, Mich.) finished in the top half of the 200-yard dash. Her time of 27.53 seconds put her in 30th place.
NMU will return to action next weekend for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference Indoor Championships hosted by Saginaw Valley State University on Saturday and Sunday.