NMU - Track and Field Completes First Day of GLIAC’s

NMU - Track and Field Completes First Day of GLIAC’s

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HILLSDALE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University track and field team competed in its first day of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Championships on Saturday (March 1). After six scored events, the Wildcats are tied in fourth place with Hillsdale and Malone with 15 points apiece. Ashland is in first with 64 points, while Grand Valley (55) and Findlay (20) are in second and third.

"Today was a great way to start off our conference championship weekend as a team," said head coach Cheree Hicks. "We just need to take this momentum into tomorrow to finish as strong as we started."

Senior Cheynne Stewart led all Wildcat athletes in day one, finishing third in the long jump with a jump of 5.57 meters. Her personal best finish gave her all-conference honors and NCAA provisional jump.

Junior Ebony Young added a fourth place in the event (5.47) for a season best and all-conference honorable mention. Freshman Jasmine Williams placed 27th in the weight throw (12.49).

The distance medley team of juniors Larissa Halonen and Christina Toogod, senior Sydney Schultz and sophomore Jaylee Brown finished fifth (12:01.28). The finish broke a school record and provisionally qualified them for the NCAA Championships.

Olivia Howard placed 11th in the 5,000 run with a time of 18:11.36, while Emily Allen was 20th (18:48.77).

The championships continue on Sunday (March 2) at 10 a.m.

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