May 8, 2010
MADISON, Wis. -
Sophomore Rasheta Butler set the momentum for the Northern Illinois track and field team Saturday when she led the Huskies with a first-place in the 100-meter dash at the Wisconsin Twilight at the McClimon Complex in Madison, Wis.
Butler saw the Huskies top finish of the evening when she ran away with the first-place title in the 100-meter dash. The Chicago native outpaced her competition with a time of 12.13 seconds.
Sophomores Chanel Kellyman and Rhonda Lee represented NIU in the 200-meter dash, where the Huskies finished sixth and seventh, respectively. Kellyman crossed the finish line in a time of 25.92, while Lee followed closely behind with a time of 26.11.
Running the 100-meter hurdles, Roneisha Frye earned a fifth-place finish for the Huskies when she clocked in with a time of 14.88 during final-round action. Frye qualified for finals when she raced to a time of 14.58 in preliminaries.
In the 3,000-meter run, Breanna Brevitt, Samantha McConeghey and Jackie Sciacero each raced to season-best finishes.Brevitt led the charge with a time of 10:46.84, a third-place mark. McConeghey led the Huskies with an eighth-place time of 12:34.89,
while Sciacero raced to a time of 12:41.52.
Competing in the field events, Tiffany Wallick earned a second-place finish in the discus throw when she threw a mark of 141-02. Freshman Mary Bull finished eighth in the javelin throw with a mark of 101-11.
"The girls performed very well today," head track and field coach Connie Teaberry said. "Competing at the Wisconsin Twilight gave us an opportunity to work out some final kinks before we head to the Mid-American Conference Championships."
Following today's competition the Huskies will head to Buffalo, N.Y. to compete in the 2010 MAC Outdoor Championships next weekend. Events will kick-off Wednesday, May 12, and continue through Saturday, May 15.