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Tutt falls shorts of personal goals at national race, leaves Terre Haute as best placing Huskie in program history

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

Marcel Carrasco

November 23, 2019

DeKALB — Nine seconds.Nine seconds separated Ashley Tutt from All-American honors, a feat she set out to accomplish before her appearance at the 2019 NCAA Cross Country Championships.The Huskie fell 10 spots short, yet she ran with all of her heart. Although missing her goal, Tutt has a lot to smile about....

Tutt ready to come out of Terre Haute with honors to her name

Marcel Carrasco

November 21, 2019

DeKALB – All-American is the ultimate goal.That is what 2019 Mid-American Conference Champion Ashley Tutt said she is ready to fight for."I am so excited to be able to compete at such a prestigious event," Tutt said. "I am confident going into the race, knowing I can still do something at nationals...

NIU falls two points short of MAC championship, three Huskies earn conference honors

Junior Ashley Tutt leads the pack Nov. 2 during the 2019 Mid-American Conference Championships hosted by NIU at the North 40 course.

Mike Knapp

November 4, 2019

DeKALB — Oh, so close.The Huskies arrived Saturday at NIU’s North 40 course with hopes of winning the program’s first-ever Mid-American Conference title. With front running juniors Ashley Tutt and Mackenzie Callahan in the field, the Huskies were in position to win the first conference title i...

Eastern Michigan sweeps 2019 MAC Championships

Marcel Carrasco

November 3, 2019

DeKALB — Eastern Michigan University left DeKalb on Saturday as the rightful owner of the 2019 Mid-American Conference Championships.The Eagles took first place in the men’s and women’s races hosted by NIU at the North 40 course.Neither EMU team had a runner take the individual race; however, both ...

Huskies to host MAC championships, Coach Myers and team ready for race

Kyle Mathas

November 1, 2019

DeKALB — Cross Country will participate Saturday in the highly anticipated Mid-American Conference Championships hosted by NIU at the North 40 Course in DeKalb. The Huskies have a chance to win the MAC Championships, led by juniors Ashley Tutt and Mackenzie Callahan and senior Ericka Hibser. “It ...

Huskies compete against top national programs at Under Armour Pre Nationals

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

Maddie Barrett

October 21, 2019

DeKALB — Junior Ashley Tutt claimed 17th place Saturday when the cross country team competed in the Under Armour Pre Nationals at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Indiana.The Huskies placed 27th overall, the highest of all Mid-American Conference teams participatin...

Cross country places first at Loyola, Three Huksies place in top 10

Maddie Barrett

September 30, 2019

DeKALB — Cool and wet conditions didn’t stop the cross country team from clinching first place at the University Maroon Women’s Meet Saturday in the Loyola University – Chicago 42nd Annual Lakefront Invitational at Montrose Harbor in Chicago. The Huskies edged out Loyola, and the University of ...

This week in NIU Athletics (9/23 – 9/29)

This week in NIU Athletics (9/23 - 9/29)

Kyle Mathas

September 23, 2019

DeKALB — On Tuesday, the men’s soccer team will play at home against the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. The men’s football team will travel Saturday to the University of Vanderbilt. This week in Huskie sports: Men’s GolfThe Huskies will be starting the week off in Toledo, Ohio for t...

Huskie Spotlight: Q & A with Ashley Tutt

Junior runner Ashley Tutt approaches the finish line to take first place Friday at the Huskie Challenge.

Marcel Carrasco

September 11, 2019

DeKALB — Junior runner Ashley Tutt is making headlines early this season with individual victories at the Western Illinois University Early Bird meet and at the Northern Illinois Huskie Challenge.The Huskie holds two NIU school records, as well as being the 2018 MAC Indoor Championships Freshman Track Performer of the Year a...

Tutt leads cross country to Huskie Invitational first place

Kyle Mathas

September 8, 2019

DeKALB — Junior Ashley Tutt was crowned individual champion in back-to-back meets after winning the Huskie Invitational on Friday. The Huskies also won the team challenge which included Mid-American Conference teams University of Toledo, Central Michigan University, and Kent State University.Four Huskies...

Top Dog: Q&A with Cross Country’s Head coach Adrian Myers

Top Dog: Q&A with Cross Country's Head coach Adrian Myers

Mike Knapp

September 5, 2019

DeKALB — In his fifth season as head coach of the cross country program, Adrian Myers will lead the Huskie program that has finished top four in back-to-back years.The Northern Star interviewed Myers on the upcoming season .The following are excerpts of that interview. They have been lightly edite...

This week in NIU Athletics (Week 9/3 – 9/8)

This week in NIU Athletics (Week 9/3 - 9/8)

Quintin Wilson

September 3, 2019

DeKALB — After a great opening week of Huskie athletics, here is what you have to look forward to this week:FootballAfter an impressive victory in their home opener against Illinois State, the Huskies look to keep their momentum Saturday at the University of UtahThe Utes are currently ranked 14 in the college ra...