MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University Women's Track & Field is set to travel to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships this week. The meet will be hosted by Ashland University Wednesday through Friday in Ashland, Ohio.
The Wildcats are ranked in the top-three of five different events going into the conference meet. Senior Kameron Burmeister (Menominee, Michigan) has the top time in both the 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter runs with NCAA II provisionals in both. Her time of 35 minutes, 13.41 in the 10,000-meters is 13th-best in the NCAA II, while her 5,000-meter time of 16:49.45 is 14th-best in the country.
Senior Ine Mylle (Zonnebeke, Belgium) is also the top-ranked GLIAC competitor in one of her events. Mylle cleared 40 feet, 2.25 inches earlier this season at the GVSU Al Owens Classic to earn an NCAA II provisional. The mark currently ranks 14th-best in the country.
In the 3,000-meter steeplechase, senior Vivian Hett (Burnsville, Michigan) owns the second-fastest time in the GLIAC this season and in school history after her performance at the GVSU Al Owens Classic. Hett finished in 11:00.00, the 33rd-best time in the country this season.
NMU's 4x400-meter relay team of sophomore Sydney McPeters (Sugarland, Texas), junior Lynsey Collins (Escanaba, Michigan), junior Paige Dutcher (Williamston, Michigan), and junior Shayla Huebner (Marquette, Michigan) has the second-fastest time headed into the conference meet. Their time of 3:49.15 broke the school record and ranks as 29th-best in the NCAA II this season.
Huebner is the final Wildcats with a top-three seed headed into the GLIAC Championships. She earned an NCAA II provisional in the 800-meters at the Hillsdale "Gina" Relays with a time of 2:12.44. Huebner's time is third-best in the GLIAC and 34th-best in the NCAA II this season.
Other Wildcats seeded in the top-five for the GLIAC Outdoor Championships include freshman Nina Augsten (Koenigsbronn, Germany) ranked fourth in the 100-meter hurdles, senior Kieren Becker (Fowler, Michigan) ranked fourth in the 1,500-meters, sophomore Hanna Torvi (St. Paul, Minnesota) ranked fourth in the steeplechase, and Huebner ranked fifth in the 400-meters. The team's 4x100-meter relay team is also ranked fourth in the conference.
A year ago, NMU finished fifth as a team at the conference championships with 71.5 points. Five Wildcats earned all-conference honors which included a runner-up finish from Burmeister in the 10,000-meters and four other third-place finishes.