NMU - Two Wildcats Race on Opening Night of NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

NMU - Two Wildcats Race on Opening Night of NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

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BRADENTON, Fla. — Northern Michigan's Kieren Becker and Kameron Burmeister raced Thursday night at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.



With a time of 4:30.67, Becker broke the Wildcat record in the 1,500-meter run. She placed 15th, three spots away from qualifying for Saturday's finals.



Burmeister took 15th in the 10,000-meter run, clocking in at 36:54.19. The junior finished three spots shy of earning All-American accolades for the third time in 2016-17.



Becker and Burmeister each entered her race with the 21st-fastest time in her field. Becker shaved nearly two seconds off of her previous personal-best time of 4:32.35.



Earlier this season, Burmeister captured All-American laurels in cross country (30th, 21:16.7) and in the indoor 5,000-meter run (11th, 17:12.02). This was fellow junior Becker's first NCAA championship appearance.



Tomorrow, Samanthia Johnson, Dana Shove and Jasmine Williams compete in the discus throw at 2 p.m. The event will be streamed live on NCAA.com.

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