NMU - Burmeister Sets School Record As NMU Hosts Northern Challenge

NMU - Burmeister Sets School Record As NMU Hosts Northern Challenge

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MARQUETTE, Mich. -- Northern Michigan University freshman Kameron Burmeister set a school record in the women's 5K race as the Wildcats hosted the Northern Challenge at the Superior Dome Saturday.

"It was great to have a home track meet again at NMU," said head coach Jenny Ryan. "Our team had some good performances including a school record by Kameron Burmeister. We are continuing to improve our results and need to keep focused towards the GLIAC Championships."

Burmeiser clocked a 17:54.13 to earn the top spot while senior Olivia Howard finished second with a time of 18:46.54.

NMU senior Brittni Wirtz and Avadon James finished first and second, respectively in the women's 55 m dash. Wirtz took the top spot with a 7.26 while James clocked a 7.38. James followed that up with a win in the 200 meter run with a time of 26.53.

NMU freshman Ine Mylle won the women's triple jump with a leap of 11.06m while she also placed second in the long jump with a distance of 5.03m.

Senior Jasmine King placed second in the women's 55m hurdles clocking a time of 8.61 after clocking the fastest preliminary time of 8.50.

Senior Larissa Halonen placed second in the mile run clocking a time of 5:27.48 just ahead of three Wildcats who finished in fourth through sixth place. Freshman Kate Thayer was fourth at 5:41.72 ahead of sophomore Shannon Flynn at 5:43.74 and junior Catherine Swiderski at 5:43.74.

Freshman Samanthia Johnson took third place int he weight throw with a distance of 14.55m. Sophomore Jasmine Williams placed third in the shot put with a throw of 12.21m.

The Wildcats return to action at the Lake Superior Challenge on Feb. 7 in Duluth, Minn.