Wildcats Capture Six Victories at Jet's Pizza Invite

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UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. (WLUC) — Northern Michigan University Women's Track & Field competed at the Saginaw Valley State University Jet's Pizza Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The Wildcats captured six individual crowns and 16 top-five finishes.

PETERSON IN THE SPRINTS
Sophomore Izabelle Peterson (Marquette, Michigan) captured a victory in the 60-meters with a time of 7.77 seconds. She recorded the best time in the preliminary heats before improving her time in the finals. Peterson also competed in the 200-meters where she finished second with a time of 25.25 seconds. Again, Peterson recorded the top time in the preliminary heats to advance to the finals.

800-METERS
Three Wildcats placed in the top-five of the 800-meters led by senior Shayla Huebner (Marquette, Michigan) who took the top spot. Huebner finished the event in 2:16.57 to capture the victory with junior Paige Du Bois (Green Bay, Wisconsin) and freshman Hannah Jones (Williamston, Michigan) placing fourth and fifth, respectively. Du Bois crossed the finish line in 2:18.44 while Jones finished with a time of 2:19.82.

FIELD VICTORIES
Three Wildcats captured individual crowns in field events. Senior Michelle Juergen (Gau-Odernheim, Germany) won the high jump when she cleared five feet, 04.25 inches. In the triple jump, sophomore Dunja Drobac (Novi Sad, Serbia) cleated 37'00.25 to defeat the field. The final individual victory went to sophomore Lauren Alarie (Highland, Michigan) who won the long jump with a distance of 16'07.25"

RELAY WIN
The team of junior Sydney McPeters (Sugarland, Texas), Du Bois, senior Paige Dutcher (Williamston, Michigan), and Huebner took the top spot in the 4x400-meter relay. Their time of 3:53.01 also marked the second-fastest time in program history for the event.

OTHER TOP-FIVE FINISHES
Distance Medley Relay | Kelley, Jones, Harris, Longley | 12:37.04 | 2nd
Nina Augsten | 60-meter Hurdles | 09.29 | 3rd
Ninti Little | Long Jump | 15'07.50" | 4th
Elise Longley | Mile | 5:13.32 | 4th
Madison Campbell | Pentathlon | 2,677 points | 5th
Anna Kelley | 3,000-meters | 10:46.47 | 5th
Sydney McPeters | 400-meters | 58.26 | 5th

NEXT UP
The Wildcats will travel to Stevens Point, Wisconsin for the Pointer Invite next Saturday. The meet will be hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with field events beginning at 11:30 a.m. (EST) and running events beginning at noon (EST).