NMU track athletes named all-region
MARQUETTE — The three women’s track and field athletes from Northern Michigan University headed to the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championship Meet have also been named to the All-Midwest Region team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
They are all seniors, Kameron Burmeister of Menominee, Ine Mylle and Vivian Hett.
Burmeister earned all-region honors for the first time in track, getting the distinction in the two events she’ll be at in the nationals — the 5,000- and 10,000-meter runs. Her 10,000 is ranked 13th in the nation at a school-record 35 minutes, 13.41 seconds, and her 5,000 is 19th fastest in the country at 16:49.45, also a school record.
Mylle earned all-region honors for the eighth time, including both indoor and outdoor seasons, in the triple jump. That’s the most in program history since the award began in 2011. She’s 12th in the country with 40 feet, 6.75 inches at the GLIAC Championships.
Hett, a first-time participant this spring in track after a standout nordic skiing career at NMU, is all-region in the 3,000 steeplechase for her 10:43.11 school-record time she attained at the Dr. Keeler Invitational about a week ago in the Chicago area. It’s the 21st-fastest time in the country.
The top five in individual events and top three in relays from each of eight national regions earned the USTFACCCA distinction, just like in cross country.