Northern Illinois Opens Competition at MAC Outdoor Championships

GO HUSKIES Amanda Schwab took 13th place in the javelin
GO HUSKIES
Amanda Schwab took 13th place in the javelin
GO HUSKIES

May 10, 2012

Complete Results

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. - The Northern Illinois track & field team kicked off their weekend Thursday at the Mid-American Conference Outdoor Championships in Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
 
Two Huskies, Amanda Schwab and Juliane Totzke, competed on the light first day of competition, while the team sits in 10th place through day one.
 
"The ladies competing today were ready, but could not finish on a high note," said Huskie head coach Connie Teaberry. "We hope to pick up the intensity tomorrow."
 
Schwab started things off for NIU with a 13th place finish in the javelin. After hitting 104-00 (31.69m) on her first throw, the senior sat in sixth place following the initial round. However, Schwab was unable to surpass that mark in round two and fouled on her final throw.
 
Meanwhile, Totzke struggled in the 10,000 meters, dropping out midway through the race due to breathing problems.
 
The Huskies return to action tomorrow morning with a full slate of action. Competition begins at 11 a.m. CT with the shot put, while running events begin at noon CT with the 1500 meters prelims.