Wildcats Finish as Top Team at UW-Stevens Point

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STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WLUC) — Northern Michigan Women's Track Field captured six individual victories and two NCAA Division II provisional standards Saturday afternoon en route to the team crown at the Pointer Invite hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

HAVE A DAY SHAYLA HUEBNER
With a time of 26.01 seconds in the 400-meters, senior Shayla Huebner (Marquette, Michigan) earned an NCAA Division II provisional time to win the event. The time currently ranks as the 26th-fastest time in the country. Two more Wildcats finished in the top-five with senior Paige Dutcher (Williamston, Michigan) finishing second and junior Paige Du Bois (Green Bay, Wisconsin). Dutcher's time of 57.85 seconds ranks 2nd all-time at NMU while Du Bois makes her eighth fastest in Wildcat history.

Huebner also took the top spot in the 200-meters with a finish of 26.01 seconds. She led a podium sweep for the Wildcats with junior Sydney McPeters (Sugarland, Texas) and Dutcher finishing second and third. Huebner's time moved her into third all-time in the NMU record book while McPeters in now fifth for the event.

JUERGEN LEADS IN THE JUMP
Competing in a pair of jumping events, senior Michelle Juergen (Gau-Odernheim, Germany) was the top finisher in the high jump where she matched her season best provisional mark of five feet, six inches. Juergen also competed in the long jump where she recorded a third-place finish and a distance of 17'10.25".

Sophomore Dunja Drobac (Novi Sad, Serbia) competed in the triple jump, also turning in a top-five performance. She cleared 34'11.00" to finish fifth.

LONGLEY WINS THE MILE
The Wildcats turned-in a "one-two" finish in the mile sophomore Elise Longley (Bloomingotn, Minnesota) leading the way. Her time of 5:16.57 defeated the field and also moved her into 10th in the Wildcat record book. Freshman Anna Kelley (Minneapolis, Minnesota) was runner-up with her time of 5:25.39.

In another distance event, senior Abby Fifarek (Buckley, Michigan) led four Wildcats in the top-five with a second-place finish. She crossed the finish line in 10:51.78 while junior Hanna Torvi (St. Paul, Minnesota) was third with a time of 10:54.28. Rounding out the top-five were Kelley and Longley in fourth and fifth.

SPRINTS AND HURDLES
NMU took the top spot in both the 60-meter dash and 60-meter hurdles. Sophomore Izabelle Peterson (Marquette, Michigan) took the top spot in the 60-meters with her time of 7.78 in the finals. Not far behind, McPeters was third with a time of 7.91 seconds. In the 60-meter hurdles, sophomore Nina Augsten (Koenigsbronn, Germany) earned the victory with her time of 9.41 seconds.

4x400-METER RELAY
The 4x400-meter relay team also turned in a top-five finish with their time of 4:09.77, good enough for third-place. The team was made up of junior Megan Martin (Hillsdale, Michigan), senior Lynsey Collins (Escanaba, Michigan), freshman Hannah Jones (Williamston, Michigan), and freshman Sydney Ormsbee (Brighton, Michigan).

TEAM RESULTS
With 161 points, NMU took the team crown, defeating runner-up the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire by more than 10 points.

NEXT UP
NMU will spend next weekend in Allendale, Michigan when they travel to the GVSU Big Meet on Friday and Saturday. hosted by Grand Valley State University.