MARQUETTE, Mich. — No. 16 Northern Michigan had a record setting day at its only home meet, the Northern Challenge, on Saturday.
The Wildcats had nine first-places finishes for the day, some of which were record setting. In the 5000 meters, Chelsea Farquhar took first with a time of 18:58.60 while Mandy Dye won the mile (5:14.84) and Rachael Williams won the 800-meter run (2:23.79). Bailey Franklin jumped 5 feet 8 inches in the high jump for first-place.
Sherice Hewett took the 55-meter hurdles, setting a new school record of 8.45 seconds. Angelina Howard had a time of 7.17 seconds in the 55 meters, good for first-place and the new school record.
Catherine Angeli broke her old record in the 200 meters with a time of 25.16, shaving one tenth of a second off the old record. Howard also had two second-place finishes in the 200-meter dash
Jaime Roberts once again set the record in the pole vault with a jump of 12 feet 8 inches. This is the third time this season she has broken the record. Entering this week of completion, Roberts was ranked number one in the pole vault in the nation.
The ‘Cats took the top three spots in the 5000 meters. Rita Woitas came in second-place with junior Brittany Loomis in third. Larissa Halonen finished second in the mile run with Nora Kiilunen in third and Kristina Donley in fifth.
Katie Searles finished second in the 55 hurdles, while Brooke Granquist came in third. The 4×400-relay team of Katie Granquist, Donley, Williams and Alicia Romano took second place with a time of 4:17.09.
In the 3000 meters Mallory Celaya had a time of 10:35.76, her best time of the season. Olivia Howard was second in the race and Emily Allen, fourth.
Colby West finished fourth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.45, Sydney Schultz finished in seventh.