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NIU track, field team jumps into action Friday at Lee Calhoun, three Huskies score points

April 14, 2012
Amanda Schwab

Amanda Schwab

The Northern Illinois track and field team opened competition Friday at the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational with five Huskies competing in three events.

Of that handful, Kelly Moser posted a top five showing, while Amanda Schwab and Alex Schad both scored points for NIU.

“The ladies that competed today gave a solid effort,” said Huskie head coach Connie Teaberry.

“Our multi-athletes are beginning to get a better grasp on their events, while our jumpers and throwers are improving each meet due to the ability to get technique practices completed outdoors. They are headed in the right direction.”

Moser took fourth place in the high jump with a height of 5-01.00 (1.55m) for the top finish of the day. The mark was her second-highest leap of the season and her second top-five finish in three meets this season.

In the javelin throw, Schwab tied a season-best finish with a sixth place showing, reaching a 105-11 (32.28m) mark. The heave marked the second straight weekend in which the Seminole, Fla., native reached triple digits. The other Huskie javelin thrower in the field, freshman Lydia Mitchell, finished 16th with a 78-03 (23.85m).

Schad kicked off the day for NIU with an eighth place showing in the long jump behind a 16-01.00 (4.90m) leap with a brisk wind in her face. Meanwhile, fellow first-year Huskie Michaela Dwyer took 10th place with a 15-07.00 (4.75m) mark.

NIU returns to the track at 11 a.m. Saturday with the bulk of the meet schedule. The discus opens up the field events, while the 3,000 steeplechase kicks off the running events.

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