MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University Women's Track & Field has just one meet left before the indoor post season begins. The Wildcats have a number of NCAA Division II provisional standards with the indoor season winding down.
Senior Kameron Burmeister (Menominee, Michigan) owns a pair of NCAA Division II provisional marks in the 3,000-meters and 5,000-meters. Burmeister finished with a time of nine minutes, 53.86 seconds at the Pointer invite for her provisional in the 3,000-meters. That mark ranks 21st in the country. She ranks 14th in the 5,000-meters after a 16:54.90 over the weekend at the loaded GVSU Big Meet.
Also earning a provisional over the weekend was sophomore Katelyn Smith (Gaylord, Michigan). She also ran in the 5,000-meters at the GVSU Big Meet finishing in 17:32.08 which ranks 34th-best in the country.
Burmeister's performance in the 5,000-meters at the GVSU Big Meet was a career-best. The time was an improvement on the school-record she already owned in the event. Smith's time in the event is second-best in school history.
The third NMU provisional mark came for senior Ine Mylle (Zonnebeke, Belgium) in the triple jump after she took the top spot with a distance of 38'02.00". Her first provisional of the season has her ranked 30th in the NCAA II.
A number of other Wildcats have found their way to the top of the NMU record books. Freshman Nina Augsten (Koenigsbronn, Germany) now has the fastest 60-meter hurdles time in school history after Saturday. Augsten finished in 8.97 seconds to take the top-spot in the Wildcat record book by .01 seconds. Her time was good-enough for fifth in the loaded field.
The 4x400-meter relay team of sophomore Sydney McPeters (Sugarland, Texas), junior Lynsey Collins (Escanaba, Michigan), junior Paige Duther (Williamston, Michigan) and junior Shayla Huebner (Marquette, Michigan) has come close to breaking the school-record on multiple occasions. The group is currently second in the NMU record book with a converted time of 3:56.29.
A select few athletes will go to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh this Saturday in an attempt to earn NCAA Provisionals or improve their current national standards. The meet will be held in the Kolf Sports Center at UW-Oshkosh with a start time of 9:30 a.m.
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.