NMU - Wildcats Win Nine Events at Northern Challenge

NMU - Wildcats Win Nine Events at Northern Challenge

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MARQUETTE, Mich. — The Northern Michigan track & field team won nine individual events at the Northern Challenge, its lone home meet of the season, Saturday at the Superior Dome.

"The team had a great meet all around," head coach Jenny Ryan said. "We had three provisional marks, many personal records and season-best performances. We are on the right track heading towards the more competitive meets and the GLIAC Championships in the weeks to come."

Kameron Burmeister ran away with the 5,000-meter run title, finishing more than two minutes faster than the second-place finisher with a time of 17:54.53.

Michelle Juergen won the high (5-5.75) and long (17-8) jump titles, improving her provisional mark in the high jump, while Ine Mylle captured the triple jump crown with a provisional mark of 38-6.25. Jasmine Williams won the weight throw, moving her provisional mark to 58-4, and took second in the shot put with a distance of 42-0.75.

In the 55-meter dash, Yasmin Jelassi edged teammate Avadon James for first by .01 of a second, clocking in at 7.31. Jasmine King scored a win in the 55-meter hurdles, posting a time of 8.58, while Mylle took second with a time of 8.86.

Kieren Becker picked up her first victory of the season, crossing the line in 2:20.54 to take the 800-meter run crown. Shayla Huebner was not far behind, taking second with a time of 2:20.71.

Abby Fifarek won the 3,000-meter run by nearly 13 seconds, posting a time of 10:55.75.

Jenna Long finished second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.33 while James took third after timing in at 26.38. Shannon Flynn claimed a second-place finish in the mile run (5:30.56) and 3,000-meter run (11:08.64).

Catherine Swiderski (5,000-meter run, 20:00.27), Paige Dutcher (long jump, 17-4.25) and Samanthia Johnson (weight throw, 43-3.25) also placed third in their respective events. The complete results can be viewed here.

The Wildcats honored seniors Danielle Brzezinski, Xavier Donajkowski, King and Swiderski for their contributions to the program at the meet. They return to action Feb. 6 at the Lake Superior Challenge.