Northern Michigan University’s Kameron Burmeister earns 5th All-American honor

Kameron Burmeister

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kameron Burmeister highlighted Northern Michigan University’s first day at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships women’s track and field meet.

The Menominee senior earned Second Team All-American honors for her ninth-place finish in the 10,000-meter run.

Burmeister began the event near the back of the field, finishing the first of 25 laps in 20th place. From there she began a steady climb to the front, reaching as high as fifth near the 9,000-meter mark.

At the end Burmeister crossed in 35 minutes, 13.42 seconds. The finish also improved Burmeister’s own school record in the event by more than a second.

The honor for Burmeister was her first outdoor All-America award and the fifth combined award of her career. She has earned a pair of All-America nods during the indoor 5,000 to go along with a pair of cross country accolades.

Senior teammate Vivian Hett was the first Wildcat to compete at the meet when she took 20th in the 3,000 steeplechase in 11:02.29.

The event made Hett the first NMU athlete to compete at the cross country national championships, skiing national championships and track and field national championships in the same year. Hett ends her collegiate career as a two-time nordic skiing All-American and also made four combined NCAA Championships appearances between cross country and track and field.

Senior Ine Mylle will be the lone Wildcat to compete today when she goes in the triple jump beginning at 4:45 p.m. Burmeister will run again Saturday evening in the 5,000 beginning at 6:35 p.m.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.