Wildcat Track & Field Places Second at Al Owens Classic

Wildcat Track & Field Places Second at Al Owens Classic

ALLENDALE, Mich. — The Northern Michigan track & field team finished second in a 15-team field at the Al Owens Classic, held Friday and Saturday.

The Wildcats posted 16 top-five finishes to total 102.50 points and best six GLIAC squads in their final meet before the conference championships. 

"The team had a lot of great performances today," said head coach Jenny Ryan. "It was nice to see some GLIAC teams and have tough competition at this meet. We're looking strong going into the conference championships in less than two weeks."

Kameron Burmeister took first in the 5,000-meter run, clocking in at 17:21.99. Kieren Becker (800-meter run), Samanthia Johnson (discus throw) and Ine Mylle (triple jump) finished second in their respective events.

Becker recorded two NCAA provisional times. She improved her mark in the 800-meter run (2:12.20) and set one in the 1,500-meter run (4:32.35).

Host Grand Valley State was the team champion with 194.50 points. Siena Heights rounded out the top three with 95.75.

The GLIAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships is scheduled for May 3-5 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

First-Place Finishes:

Kameron Burmeister – 5,000-meter run (17:21.99)

Second-Place Finishes:

Kieren Becker – 800-meter run (2:12.20)
Samanthia Johnson – Discus throw (153-08)
Ine Mylle – Triple jump (39-06.00)

Third-Place Finishes:

Katelyn Smith – 5,000-meter run (17:40.87)
Hanna Torvi – 3,000-meter steeplechase (11:41.05)
Jasmine Williams – Hammer throw (160-03)

Fourth-Place Finishes:

Shayla Huebner – 400-meter run (57.01)
Michelle Juergen – High jump (5-02.50)
Jasmine Williams – Discus throw (146-09)
Avadon James, Sydney McPeters, Abby Christmas, Jenna Long – 4x100 relay (48.75)

Fifth-Place Finishes:

Kieren Becker – 1,500-meter run (4:32.35)
Megan Edic – 5,000-meter run (18:02.70)
Avadon James – 100-meter dash. (12.31)
Ine Mylle – 100-meter hurdles (14.80)
Kieren Becker, Taylor Thrush, Hannah Lonergan, Shayla Huebner – 4x400 relay (4:01.30)

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