ALLENDALE, Mi. The Northern Michigan University indoor track and field team concluded their run at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference championship meet with a fourth place finish, totaling 51 points over the two day event.
The women earned points in nine individual events and two relays en route to their fourth place finish at the league meet February 29-March 1.
FULL SPEED AHEAD
Megan Martin earned a point for the Wildcats as she took eighth overall in the 400m dash. She crossed the finish in 1:00.54 after qualifying for the final spot in the finals during her first time out.
In the 60m hurdle finals, Nina Augsten took eighth overall with a time of 9.33 seconds after posting a 9.29 second finish during the preliminary race where she finished ninth.
GO THE DISTANCE
Paige Du Bois took silver in the 800 m run, crossing the finish in 2:15.01.
In the one mile, Elise Longley claimed the final point with her eighth place finish in 5:10.29.
Katelyn Smith crossed the line sixth in the women's 3k race, finishing in 10:04.93 and first among Wildcats.
Smith also earned points for her team in the 5k race when she crossed the line fifth with a time of 17:22.55.
IN THE FIELD
Ninti Little took seventh at the league meet in the long jump with a 5.28m jump on her second attempt for her best mark of the day.
Launching herself 10.83m on her second time out, Dunja Drobec reached the fourth best distance of the championship meet in the triple jump to add five points to her team's score.
With 2,867 points in the pentathlon at the championships, Kelsie Sibbald earned three points for her team when she finished sixth overall.
The women's 4x400m relay took fourth overall as Sydney McPeters, Megan Martin, Paige Du Bois and Hannah Jones combined to post a finishing time of 3:56.16.
The distance medley relay team of Anna Kelley, Megan Martin, Paige Du Bois and Elise Longley took fifth overall with a time of 12:21.67.