Burmeister closes out career with 15th place in 5,000 meter run

Senior finishes time at NMU with five All-American awards

By Journal

Sports Staff

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NMU senior Kameron Burmeister’s career came to an end Saturday night, but she went out with a solid performance at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships.

Burmeister finished 15th in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:17.28.

She started toward the end of the group but gradually climbed her way up to 14th place with 400 meters left before falling back to 15th.

The Menominee native closes out her time with the Wildcats with five All-American awards, two as a member of the cross country team, two at the Indoor Championships and her last one came Thursday with a ninth-place finish in the 10,000 run. She also holds school records in five categories between her track and cross country careers.

Burmeister was one of three Wildcats to compete at the Outdoor Championships. Vivian Hett took 20th in the 3,000 steeplechase Thursday and Ine Mylie took 14th in the triple jump Friday.

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