Wildcats Open Outdoor Season At Twilight Meet

Wildcats Open Outdoor Season At Twilight Meet

DE PERE, Wis. -- The Northern Michigan University track & field team opened its outdoor season a the St. Norbert Twilight Meet in a big way by  setting a school record and two provisional qualifying marks Thursday.

"We had a great start to the 2015 outdoor season with two NCAA  provisional marks and many personal records," said NMU head coach Jenny Ryan. "The team is focused and excited to be competing again."

NMU sophomore Jasmine Williams broke her own school record and set an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the discus winning the event with a throw of 156-11. Wildcat freshman Samanthia Johnson finished second in the discus with a provisional mark of 148-08.

Wildcat senior Brittni Wirtz and sophomore Avadon James placed first and second, respectively, in the 100 meter dash. Wirtz clocked a 12.31 while James clocked a 12.32.

NMU freshman Kieren Becker won the 800 meter run clocking a 2:22.17. Freshman Kameron Burmeister won the 3,000 meter run with a time of 10:23.15.

Wildcat senior Jasmine King won the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 15.47 while sophomore Shannon Flynn and freshman Kate Thayer took first and second, respectively, in the steeplechase with times of 12:03.06 and 12:26.37.

NMU freshman Ine Mylle won the triple jump with a  leap of 38-5.00. King took second place with a jump of 36-2.25.

The Wildcats continue action at the Rex Foster Invitational hosted by Wisconsin-Whitewater on Friday.

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