MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University Women's Indoor Track & Field will host their lone meet of the season this Saturday. The Northern Challenge will take place in the Superior Dome in Marquette, Michigan.
NMU traveled to the Opener hosted by the College of St. Scholastica to begin their indoor campaign. The Wildcats were led by junior Shayla Huebner (Marquette, Michigan) who improved her school record time in the 600-meters.
Senior Kameron Burmeister (Menominee, Michigan) already finds herself with one of the top 5,000-meter times in the country after earning an NCAA II provisional mark with her performance at the Opener. Her time ranks 13th-best in the NCAA Division II and is 46 seconds off the top time in the country.
In the field events, the Wildcats were led by senior Samanthia Johnson (Kingston, Jamaica) and junior Michelle Juergen (Gau-Odernheim, Germany) who each earned a victory. Johnson had a career-best in the weight throw, surpassing her previous best by nearly 14 inches. Juergen defeated the field in the high jump by nearly four inches. The height currently ranks 15th-best in the NCAA Division II and is just two inches shy of her career-best.
The Northern Challenge is the second event of the indoor season for the Wildcats. Field events will start at 12:30 p.m. in the Dome, while the running events are scheduled for 1:30.
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.