NMU - Three Wildcats Qualify for NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships
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MARQUETTE, Mich. — Northern Michigan's Kameron Burmeister, Ine Mylle and Jasmine Williams qualified to compete at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, scheduled for March 9-11 in Birmingham, Ala.
"I'm very proud of these three athletes," said head coach Jenny Ryan. "They've all had great indoor seasons and are at their very best right now."
All three qualified based on their performance at the GLIAC Indoor Track & Field Championships on Feb. 25-26.
Burmeister ran a school-record time of 17:08.59 to place third in the 5,000-meter run.
"Kameron has worked extremely hard to get to this level," Ryan said. "She was an All-American for the first time this fall in cross country, and she's now our first long-distance runner to qualify for the indoor national championships since the program was reinstated."
Mylle posted a season-best distance of 39-7.75 to capture triple-jump gold.
"Ine is our GLIAC champion this year, and we're excited to see what she does at the NCAAs," Ryan said. "Ine is especially motivated after qualifying for the 2016 outdoor national championships but not being able to compete due to an injury. Coach Brittany Sperl has done a great job preparing her to compete on this stage."
Williams was fourth in the weight throw with a school-record mark of 62-2.50. She is the Wildcats' only qualifier with prior experience at the NCAA indoor championship meet; in 2016, she earned second team All-American honors after finishing 11th (58-0.50).
"Jasmine has consistently been one of our most successful athletes," Ryan said. "She's been to outdoor nationals twice, and this will be her second indoor nationals. She wants to close out her career on a high note, and coach Lucas Pease has her ready to do just that."
Northern Michigan last qualified three athletes for the NCAA indoor championships meet in 2012. That year, Bailey Franklin (high jump), Sherice Hewett (triple jump) and Jamie Roberts (pole vault) participated, with Roberts going on to capture All-American accolades with her sixth-place finish.