PITTSBURGH, Kans.—A pair of Northern Michigan University Track & Field student-athletes will return to Marquette, Michigan with All-America honors in hand following their performances Friday night at the NCAA Division II Track & Field National Championships.
In the 800-meters, junior Shayla Huebner (Marquette, Michigan) ran a career-best in the prelims of the 800-meters to become the 10th All-American in program history. Her time of 2 minutes, 10.93 seconds was enough for fifth-best in her heat and 10th-best in the event.
Earning second-team All-America honors, Huebner is the first mid-distance runner to capture All-American accolades since Christina Toogood in 2014. Huebner also earned All-Conference and All-Region honors in the event.
Senior Kameron Burmeister (Menominee) became a track & field All-American for the second-time in her career after finishing 11th in the 5,000-meter run. With a time of 17:11.79, Burmeister climbed from 16th to 11th in the final 4,000-meters of the race.
After earning All-America honors in the same event last year, Burmeister is now the sixth Wildcat to earn multiple All-America awards in track & field. For her career, Burmeister is a four-time All-American with two honors in cross country.
With the indoor season coming to a close, the Wildcats will now turn their attention to the outdoor campaign. NMU's first meet of the outdoor season will be the St. Norbert Twilight Meet in De Pere, Wisconsin on March 29. The team will also compete in the Raleigh Relays that weekend, March 30-31, in Raleigh, North Carolina.