Cross Country Hosts U.P. Championships Friday

Cross Country Hosts U.P. Championships Friday

MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University Cross Country hosts the Upper Peninsula Championships at 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon at the NMU Golf Course.

WEEKLY NOTES

  FOLLOW ALONG

The meet can be followed on @NMU_Wildcats and results can be found at https://www.superiortiming.com/

  LAST TIME OUT

The Wildcats come into the weekend after compete in the largest Division II meet in the country last weekend, the Conference Crossover hosted by Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. NMU finished 16th in the race, ahead of three other Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference teams. A total of 36 teams ran the race.

  LEADING THE WAY

Freshman Madison Malon (Grandville, Mich.) led the Wildcats at the Conference Crossover by running the course in 23:39.6 on a rainy and windy day. Her time had her finish in 42nd place. Senior Katelyn Smith (Gaylord, Mich.) was second for NMU, finishing in 64th with a time of 24:44.9.

  SCORING POINTS

In addition to Malon and Smith, others have contributed points at each meet this year.  Senior Hanna Torvi (St. Paul, Minn.) has continually given NMU points this season, and ran 24:09.3 this past weekend. Sophomore Anna Kelley (Minneapolis, Minn.) also aides the effort, and finished the Conference Crossover in 25:12.3. 

  LAST YEARS MEET

Torvi finished second with a time of 18:58.80 and is the fastest returner from last year's 5K race. As a team, the Wildcats finished second overall

  50 YEARS OF WOMEN'S SPORTS

Throughout the 2019-20 season, NMU will celebrate the history of Women's Sports at Northern Michigan. Fans are encouraged to contribute with their favorite and most memorable moments and athletes of NMU women's sports. Please go to THIS LINK to contribute your favorite or most memorable moment and athletes. More information on this year's celebration can be found HERE.