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Senior Brooke Valentine (right) keeps pace with a group of Northwestern Wildcats at the front of Fridays race. Valentine was the fastest-finishing Huskie with a time of 19:19.28.

NIU boasts two top-10 finishers in opening meet

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | September 3, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU cross country team had a pair of top-10 finishers at the First State Bank Huskie Challenge to open the 2022 season at the North 40 Course Friday. Seniors Brooke Valentine and Katelyn Robbins each crossed the finish line by the 20th...

Moreno bonds with Huskies as new distance runner coach

Moreno bonds with Huskies as new distance runner coach

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | April 26, 2022

Jamie Moreno has demonstrated flexibility and competitiveness in his first year at NIU, but he is not a gymnast. Moreno is NIU’s newest cross country head coach and distance coach for track and field. Moreno has established himself as a fatherly...

Redshirt senior Victoria Robinson running in a meet last season. The Huskies opened their season Friday with the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa.

‘Shorthanded’ Huskies compete at regionals

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | November 14, 2021

DeKALB — The NIU cross country team wrapped up their season by competing in the NCAA Midwest Regional Friday, finishing 28th out of 32 teams.  Head coach Jaime Moreno spoke on the effort her team gave, even though they came into the final meet not...

Redshirt senior Victoria Robinson running in a meet last season. The Huskies opened their season Friday with the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa.

Cross country runs at MAC meet

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | November 3, 2021

DeKALB — NIU cross country competed in the Mid-American Conference cross country Championship in Ypsilanti, Michigan, finishing in last place at 12th as a team. Junior Brooke Lyte finished in the top 50 for the Huskies, placing 45th with a time of...

Redshirt senior Victoria Robinson running in a meet last season. The Huskies opened their season Friday with the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa.

Cross country tune up for MAC meet

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | October 15, 2021

DeKALB — NIU cross country’s meet Friday at the Bradley Pink Classic in Peoria ended with the Huskies finishing 29th out of 37 teams with six runners finishing in the top 200 out of 286 finalists.  Coming into the Bradley Pink Classic, the Huskies...

Redshirt senior Victoria Robinson running in a meet last season. The Huskies opened their season Friday with the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa.

Huskies secure top 10 at Redbird

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | September 19, 2021

DeKALB — NIU cross country had their second meet of the season at Illinois State Redbird Invitational on Friday, finishing in 10th place out of the 13 teams at the invite. Redshirt sophomore Katelyn Robbins led the way for the Huskies Friday evening,...

Redshirt senior Victoria Robinson running in a meet last season. The Huskies opened their season Friday with the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa.

Cross Country season starts in Iowa

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | September 4, 2021

DeKALB — The NIU cross country team kicked off their season with a meet in the University of Iowa Hawkeye Cross Country Invitational Friday evening, putting two team members in the top 50 out of 121 finalists.  As a team, NIU finished in last place...

NIU cross country Head Coach Adrian Myers talks to his team in 2019.

Cross country coach accepts director position at Tulane

By James Krause | July 6, 2021

DeKALB — Three-time Mid-American Conference Cross Country Coach of the Year Adrian Myers will leave NIU to become the Director of Cross Country at Tulane. Tulane Athletic Director Troy Dannen said he was impressed by Myers tenure at NIU. "I'm...

Then-junior Ashley Tutt inches her way to a first-place finish Nov. 2, 2019 during the 2019 Mid-American Conference Championships hosted by NIU at the North 40 course.

Ashley Tutt finishes 80th at nationals

By Abby Hostman | March 15, 2021

DeKALB — Senior Ashley Tutt completed her four-day stretch at nationals with an 80th-place finish, with a time of 21:22.8 at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championship Monday at the Oklahoma State Cross Country Course in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  Tutt...

Juniors Mackenzie Callahan and Ashley Tutt start their engines Sept. 6, 2019 during the Huskie Challenge at the North 40 Course on NIU campus.

National poll ranks NIU cross country fifth in Midwest Region

By James Krause | February 3, 2021

DeKALB — Claiming the Mid-American Conference championship in the fall has led to the women’s cross country team capturing national attention and achieving a program-high regional ranking. The Huskies ranked fifth among Midwest Region schools in...

NIU cross country Head Coach Adrian Myers talks to his team in 2019.

Women’s cross country wins its first MAC championship

By Mike Knapp | November 23, 2020

DeKALB — Since Adrian Myers became the NIU women’s cross country coach, the program has achieved several firsts, and the program added another Saturday. Traveling to Bowling Green State University for the Mid-American Conference cross country meet,...

NIU cross country Head Coach Adrian Myers talks to his team in 2019.

Women’s cross country returns in November

By Kyle Mathas | October 28, 2020

DeKALB — The Mid-American Conference has set the women’s cross country conference championship for Nov. 21. The host for the event has yet to be determined. The MAC announced Monday the conference has come up with a plan for the 2020-21 cross country...

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