Huskie Briefs: March 29

By Andrew Singer

Coming up golden in the field

Cora Caulfield and nine other Huskies won events at the Viking Olympics hosted by Augustana College over the weekend. Caulfield broke her own school record in the discuss with a throw of 162-11. The throw was over 30 feet longer than the second-place finisher. Rochelle Muskeyvalley and Jenner Sio also won their respective field events. Muskeyvalley finished first in the long jump with a jump measured at 17-2.25. Sio took the triple jump with a jump of 36-3.50.

Going for the gold on track

On the track, NIU took home first place in the 4×100 and 4×400 meter relay events. The Huskies also finished first in the 100 meters, 400 meters, and 800 meters. NIU is in action next at the Tom Botts Invitational at the University of Missouri.

MAC basketball coaching shifts

Another men’s basketball head coaching position in the Mid-American Conference has opened up. Kent State head coach Geno Ford left the Golden Flashes on Monday after accepting an offer for the same position at Bradley University. Ford has been named MAC Coach of the Year the last two seasons. In 2010-11, Ford became the first MAC coach in 48 years to lead his team to consecutive regular-season titles. The Golden Flashes lost to Akron in the MAC Championship game. Ford finishes his three-year career at Kent State with an overall record of 68-37.

NIU Women’s golf team

After finishing up the first round of competition at the Saluki Invitational in Carbondale, Ill. on Sunday, the NIU women’s golf team sat in 11th place. The Huskies shot an opening round of 343. Host Southern Illinois sat in first place with an opening round score of 319. The lone bright spot for NIU was Allie Parthie, who shot 81 through the invitational’s first 18 holes, placing the sophomore in a tie for 10th place.

NIU men’s golf team

The NIU men’s golf team finished 13th at Florida Atlantic’s Spring Break Championship over the weekend at Gleneagles Country Club. Finishing with a final score of 904, 41 strokes over par, the Huskies bested Connecticut and South Florida. Redshirt sophomore Griffin Bauman led NIU in the third round, posting a score of 75 that included 15 pars and 3 bogies. The Huskies return home to prepare for the Mizzou Intercollegiate scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 3 and Monday, April 4.