UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. – Northern Michigan senior Brittni Wirtz set a new school record in the 60 meter dash preliminaries with a time of 7.72 finishing fifth to highlight the first day of competition at the GLIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships. Wirtz was able to qualify for the 60 meter dash finals along with provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Championships.
Sophomore Avadon James also finished eighth in the 60 meter dash to qualify for the finals with a time of 7.78.
Freshman Kameron Burmeister earned points for NMU finishing in sixth place for the 5,000 meter run finishing with a time of 17:28.50.
Freshman Ine Mylle finished eighth in the pentathlon consisting of the 60 meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump and the 800 meter run. Mylle finished the competition with a score of 3,072.
"The team competed hard today and came away with some qualifiers for tomorrow's finals," commented head coach Jenny Ryan. "We had some good finishes in a few of the events that were finals today."
Northern Michigan concludes the GLIAC Indoor Track and Field Championship tomorrow, Sunday, March 1 with competition beginning at 10:30 a.m.