NMU's Juergen named GLIAC Field Athlete of the Week

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BAY CITY, Mi. Senior Michelle Juergen (Gau-Odernheim, Germany) was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Field Athlete of the Week.

Juergen got the 2018-19 Outdoor Track & Field season started this past weekend with top-two performances in both the high jump and triple jump at the St. Norbert Invitational. The senior posted an NCAA Provisional Mark in the high jump, jumping 5 feet 6 inches to win the event. She then placed second in the triple jump with a mark of 36 feet 5.5 inches.

She finished the indoor season as an All-American in the high jump, taking 10th place. She was named the Field Athlete of the Meet at the GLIAC Indoor Championships as well.

Juergen and the Wildcats will return to action this Saturday as they head to the Tiffelberg Open, hosted by Tiffin University and Heidelberg University will the meet at Tiffin. Others will compete in the Hilltoppers Relays at Western Kentucky University.