Three Wildcats qualify for NCAA Division Two outdoor championships

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University Women’s Track & Field had three student-athletes earn bids to the NCAA II Outdoor National Championships the NCAA announced Monday evening. Three Wildcats will compete in four total events at the national meet.

Senior Kameron Burmeister (Menominee, Michigan) will compete in a pair of events, including the 10,000-meter and 5,000-meter runs with to-20 times in both events. In the 10,000-meters, Burmeister is ranked 13th in the field with a top time this season of 35 minutes, 13.41 seconds. Her season-best time of 16:49.45 in the 5,000-meters is ranked 19th in the field.

Burmeister is a two-time All-American during the track & field season, and also has a pair of cross country All-America honors during her career. She has the top time in school history in both the 5,000 and 10,000-meter runs, which she earned during the 2018 season.

Senior Ine Mylle (Zonnebeke, Belgium) will return to the national meet after finishing 14th in the triple jump a year ago. Mylle is ranked 12th in the field this season with a season-best mark of 40 feet, 06.75 inches which crowned her Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion in the event at the conference meet.

In just her first season competing in track & field, senior Vivian Hett (Burnsville, Minnesota) will compete in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA II Outdoor Championships. Hett broke the school record at the Dr. Keeler Invitational with a time of 10:43.11, which ranks 18th in the field.

The NCAA II National Championships are set to begin May 24 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The three-day meet will take place at the Irwin Belk Complex. The top eight finishers in each event will earn first-team honors with finishers nine through 12 being named second-team all-America.

Courtesy: Northern Michigan Athletics