MARQUETTE, Mich.—A pair of Northern Michigan University Women's Track & Field student-athletes will close the indoor season this weekend at the NCAA Division II Indoor National Championships in Pittsburgh, Kansas. The meet begins on Friday at 10 a.m. and runs through Saturday evening at the Robert W. Plaster Center.
Senior Kameron Burmeister (Menominee, Michigan) earned a bid to the National Championships in the 5,000-meters. Her time of 16 minutes, 54.90 is seeded 12th-fastest in the field of 17 competitors. Burmeister earned the bid after a runner-up performance at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference Indoor Championships two weekends ago.
Already a three-time All-American, Burmeister finished 11th in the same event a year ago to earn second-team all-America honors. She also has two All-America awards in cross country, earned in 2016 and 2017.
Junior Shayla Huebner (Marquette, Michigan) will compete at the national meet for the first time in her career after earning a bid in the 800-meters. Her time of 2:11.53 is the 19th-best seed in the field of 20 competitors. Huebner also earned her time at the GLIAC Indoor Championships, finishing second in the event.
Both will next compete for all-America honors at the meet in their respective events. The top eight finishers will earn first-team honors with finishers nine through 12 being named second-team all-America.
Huebner will compete first at the national meet with the preliminaries of the 800-meters being held Friday at 6 p.m. (EST). The finals for the event will be held Saturday at 7:35 p.m. (EST). Burmeister will compete in the 5,000-meter run on Friday with the event scheduled to start at 6:55 p.m. (EST). All of the events will be streamed live on NCAA.com.