Burmeister shines for NMU track

Kameron Burmeister

LEWISBURG, Pa. — There was a lot of tough competition at the Bison Outdoor Classic Saturday afternoon, but Northern Michigan University senior Kameron Burmeister definitely rose to the occasion.

In an event packed with Division I competitors, the Menominee native finished fifth out of 38 runners in the 10,000 meter run with a time of 35:13.41.

This was just another strong performance for Burmeister as she became a two-time All-American in the 5,000 run at the NCAA Indoor Championships back in March. She is also one of only six Wildcats to win multiple All-American awards in track and field.

Burmeister is a two-time All-American honoree in cross country as well.

Sophomore Katelyn Smith also competed at the BOC as she took 44th out of 75 runners in the 5,000 run with a time of 17:36.65.

Smith won that same event at the Spartan Invite a couple of weeks ago, beating the rest of the field by almost 20 seconds.

Northern’s track team will compete at the Al Owens Classic at Grand Valley State April 20-21 followed by the GLIAC Outdoor Championships May 2 at Ashland.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Writer Ryan Stieg. His email address is rstieg@miningjournal.net.