MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan finished fifth at the 2011 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Northwood University. The Wildcats picked up 62.5 points. Grand Valley State, Ashland, Hillsdale and Findlay finished ahead of the ‘Cats.
Bailey Franklin is the GLIAC champion in the triple jump with a jump of 38-7.5. She also placed sixth in the high jump.
Catherine Angeli broke her 100 and 200 records this weekend. She broke her 100 dash record (12.10) on Thursday night in the preliminary round of the 100 and broke her 200 dash record (24.81) in the finals on Friday. Angeli placed second in both events.
Brooke Granquist (4th) and Delaney Lovett (6th) also placed in the triple jump. Brittnee Balbierz finished eighth in the 100 meter dash.
The 4×100 relay team finished fourth. Samara White, Balbierz, Katy Lafayette and Angeli were the member of the squad. NMU’s other relay team finished eighth in the 4×400. Members of the relay team were Katrina Lamansky, Colby West, Sara Turschak and Sydney Shultz.
Melissa Christensen and Colby West finished 10th in the high jump and 400 hurdles, respectively.