Wildcats’ Indoor Season Begins Saturday at the Opener

Wildcats’ Indoor Season Begins Saturday at the Opener

MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University Indoor Track & Field is set to begin their 2017-18 season this weekend at the Opener in Duluth, Minnesota for the fourth-consecutive season.

The Wildcats return an All-American as well as a pair of All-Region athletes that will lead this year's squad. Senior Kameron Burmeister (Menominee, Michigan) is now a three-time All-American after a 26th-place finish at the 2017 NCAA II Cross Country Championships in November.

Junior Michelle Juergen (Gau-Odernheim, Germany) and senior Ine Mylle (Zonnebeke, Belgium) earned a combined three All-Region honors in field events during the track & field seasons a year ago.

At last year's Opener, the Wildcats took the victory in six different events including a pair of wins from Jasmine Williams in the shot put and weight throw. In the 600-meters, junior Shayla Huebner (Marquette, Michigan) and senior Clara Churchill (Gwinn, Michigan) turned in the top-two times in program history with the Wildcats sweeping the top-three places. Juergen moved to second all-time at NMU with her victory in the high jump, less than two inches off the school record. 

NMU's 2016-17 indoor season came to an end with three athletes competing at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships. Jasmine Williams was the line scorer for the Wildcats at the event with an eighth-place finish in the weight throw to capture her second-career All-America honor.

Burmeister also earned her second All-America award with an 11th-place finish in the 5,000-meters. Mylle was the final competitor, placing 14th in the triple jump. 

The Opener is set for Saturday at St. Scholastica College in Duluth, Minnesota. It will be the first six regular season competitions. The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships will be held February 23-24 with Grand Valley State University hosting the meet. The 2017 NCAA II Indoor Track & Field Championships are set for March 9-10 in Pittsburgh, Kansas.

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