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Runners and Skiers Commit to NMU

Northern Michigan University

Thu, Jun  30, 2005 - By David Faiella

MARQUETTE, Mich. – Sten Fjeldheim the head women’s cross country running, skiing, and track and field coach has announced the following student-athletes have committed to attend Northern Michigan University and run and/or ski for the ‘Cats.

The student-athletes:

Natalie Bertucci (Ishpeming, Mich.)…All-state in 2004 for the high jump, 300 hurdles, 4x100 and 4x200 relays…All-U.P. in 2004 in the high jump…Holds four school records.

Chelsei Bootz (Wausau, Wis.)…Member of the state 4x400-meter team in 2004…Three-time letterwinner.

Kristin Carnel (Cannon Falls, Minn.)…Three-time all-conference selection…Placed sixth at the 2003 state meet in the high jump and eight at the 2004 meet…Five-time letterwinner.

Melissa Engelmeier (Saginaw, Minn.)…Four-time all-conference selection in cross country…Two-time all-state in cross country…Placed third at the cross country state meet in 2002…Four-time all-conference in track…Two-time all-state in track in the 1600 and 3200…Holds the conference record in the 1600 and 3200.

Laura Gajewski (Lombard, Ill.)…Team placed fifth at the state cross country meet…Cross country team was sectional and regional champions.

Jacalyn Gross (Marine City, Mich.)…Macomb Area Conference Gold Division MVP in cross country…Ran at the cross country state meet three times in high school career…Participated at state track meet.

Megan Hokias (Crystal Lake, Ill.)…Four-time all-conference in cross country…A state qualifier for track this past season…Placed fourth at the IHSA sectional in the 3200.

Bibiane Mahy (Porcupine, Ontario)…Canadian Junior National Champion in skiing in 2005.

Stephanie Ostrenga (Escanaba, Mich.)…Three-time member of the all-state cross country team…All-state and U.P. champion in the 200, 400 and 1600…Two-time member of the dream team for cross country.

Erin VanEnkevort (Bark River, Mich.)…U.P. champion in the 300 low hurdles in 2004.

Jennifer Wiedmeyer (Waukosha, Wis.)…Second team all-conference in cross country…Honorable mention all-state in cross country…Four-time letterwinner in cross country…Academic all-state for cross country…First team all-conference in track…Three-time letterwinner in track.

David Faiella
Sports Information Director
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Ave.
Marquette, MI 49855
Phone - (906) 227-1013
Fax - (906) 227-2492