Kieren Becker | NMU Athletic Communications Intern
MARQUETTE, Mich.— Northern Michigan University Women's Track and Field team will compete in their fourth meet of the indoor season at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point this Saturday. The Wildcats will look to improve their marks in NMU's list of indoor top-10 performances for their respective events.
Several athletes have entered or improved their standing in the NMU record book early in the season. After the Saginaw Valley State University's Jet's Pizza Invitational, the 4x400-meter relay time of three minutes, 53.69 seconds by sophomore Sydney McPeters (Sugarland, Texas), junior Lynsey Collins (Escanaba, Michigan), junior Paige Dutcher (Williamston, Michigan), and junior Shayla Huebner (Marquette, Michigan) was good enough for number-two in the NMU record book.
Nina Augsten (Koenigsbronn, Germany) raced to a 9.16 seconds final time in the 60-meter hurdles at SVSU placing the freshman fifth in the record book. Additionally, Dutcher's 400-meter time of 58.56 seconds is fifth in the record book. Huebner finished ahead of Dutcher in the event, placing fifth with a time of 56.88 seconds, while she also holds the NMU record in the event.
Sophomore Holly Blowers (Marquette, Michigan) finished the mile with a 5:12.22, seventh-best in the record book. Sophomore Katelyn Smith (Gaylord, Michigan) has NMU's third-best 3,000-meter run with a 10:04.00 run last weekend at SVSU.
One of the top field marks included freshman Molly Miller (Kaukauna, Wisconsin) who broke into the list with NMU's 10th-best mark in the high jump with a jump of four feet, 8.25 inches. Junior Michelle Juergen (Gau-Odernheim, Germany) was the top Wildcat finisher in the high jump, placing fifth with a jump of 5' 2.25".
Not competing last weekend, senior Kameron Burmeister (Menominee, Michigan) ran the 5,000-meter twice this season with the race from December 9 placing her 20th on the NCAA provisional list. Burmeister holds NMU's best-ever 5,000-meter run with her 17:08.59 time at 2017's Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships.
The Pointer Invitational at UW-Stevens Point begins at 11:30 a.m. (EDT). Saturday with field events. Running events will start at 12:00 p.m. (EDT).