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Huskies open MAC track, field championships

May 13, 2011
Amanda Schwab

Amanda Schwab

The Mid-American Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships began Thursday at the NIU Track & Field and Soccer Complex.

Northern Illinois had just one athlete competing on the opening day of the meet as Amanda Schwab represented the Huskies in the javelin throw.

“We are excited to have competition under way here at the MAC Championships,” said NIU head coach Connie Teaberry. “We look forward to a much busier day for the Huskies tomorrow as the rest of our team gets under way; the girls are anxious and ready to represent NIU well.”

Schwab recorded a top throw of 113-03 (34.51m) with her second of three throws on the day. The mark was Schwab’s second-best throw of the season and was good for 11th.

In the team competition after day one, Akron leads on the men’s side with 40 points through three scored events. Kent State and Eastern Michigan are tied for second with 18 points. Kent State leads the women’s team scoring through four events with 29 points. Miami is second with 25 points and Buffalo is third with 21.

The MAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship resumes at 11 a.m. today with the 110-meter hurdles in the decathlon. Competition begins for the Huskies with the prelims of the 1,500-meter run at 1:20 p.m.

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