MARQUETTE – A trio of Northern Michigan University Women’s Track & Field student-athletes will close the outdoor season this week at the NCAA Division II Outdoor National Championships in Charlotte, North Carolina. The meet begins Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and runs through Saturday at the Irwin Belk Complex.
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.
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.
All three will next compete for all-America honors at the meet in their respective events. The top eight finishers will earn first-team honors with finishers nine through 12 being named second-team all-America.
Hett will compete first at the national meet with the preliminaries of the 3,000-meter steeplechase being held Thursday at 7:10 p.m. The finals for the event will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. Burmeister will run in the 10,000-meters Thursday night at 8:50 p.m. and again in the 5,000-meters Saturday at 6:35 p.m. Myle will compete in the triple jump Friday evening beginning at 4:45 p.m.
Courtesy: Northern Michigan Athletics