NEW ORLEANS, La.—Three Northern Michigan University Women's Track & Field student-athletes were named to the All-Midwest Region team the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Monday evening. The trio of student-athletes honored were seniors Kameron Burmeister (Menominee, Michigan), Ine Mylle (Zonnebeke, Belgium), and Vivian Hett (Burnsville, Minnesota).
Burmeister earned all-region honors for the first time in her track & field career and received the recognition in a pair of events. She is ranked 13th in the nation in the 10,000-meter run after setting the school record with a time of 35 minutes, 13.41 seconds. In the 5,000-meter run, Burmeister has the 20th-fastest time in the country with a time of 16:49.45 which is also a school record.
Earning all-region honors for the eighth time in the triple jump, Mylle has the most track & field all-region honors in program history with the award beginning in 2011. She is ranked 12th in the country after clearing a distance of 40 feet, 06.75 inches at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships.
Hett is also an all-region honoree for the first time in track & field, earning the honor in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. In her first season competing in track & field, Hett broke the school record with a time of 10:43.11 at the Dr. Keeler Invitational which ranks 21st-fastest in the country this season.
The top-5 individuals in each event from each region earned All-Region distinction, in addition to each of the members of the regions' top-3 relay teams. The regions used for this award – Atlantic, Central, East, Midwest, South, South Central, Southeast and West – match those used during the cross country season.
NMU will learn Tuesday evening which athletes will be advancing to the NCAA Division II Indoor Championships in a press release on NCAA.com scheduled for 6 p.m. The field for the three-day meet will include the top-20 nationally in individual events, top-16 in combined events, and top-14 in relays. After those bids, the field will be rounded to 377 total athletes.