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Senior distance runner Grace Louis races in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Redbird Invite on April 2 in Normal, Illinois. Louis recorded her highest finish at the event after crossing the finish line in 11:40.02 to claim second place. (Courtesy of NIU Athletics)

Grace Louis shows versatility as two-sport athlete

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | May 17, 2022

Senior and former redshirt Grace Louis has overcome obstacles, literally and figuratively, during her past six years in DeKalb as the most recent student-athlete to play more than one sport at NIU. Louis was NIU’s lone multi-sport student-athlete...

Senior athlete Jazmyn Smith jumps during an event April 9 at the Illini Classic in Urbana, Illinois.

Track and field takes home two event titles at MAC Outdoor Championships

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | May 15, 2022

DeKALB — The women’s track and field team claimed a pair of Mid-American Conference titles and broke a pair of school records during the MAC Outdoor Championships Thursday through Saturday in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Sophomore Skylynn Blue earned the...

Sophomore runner Scout Regular (left) jumps over a hurdle during the 100-meter hurdles event Saturday at the Illini Classic at Demirijan Park Stadium in Urbana, Illinois. Scout recorded a time of 14.32 seconds to take first place in the event, alongside three other NIU first-place finishes.

Huskies finish track and field regular season at Drake Relays

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | May 1, 2022

DeKALB — The track and field team brought their regular season to a close Saturday with competition at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, and the Kip Janvrin Open in Indianola, Iowa. The majority of the three-day span of competition was spent...

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...

Sophomore runner Scout Regular (left) jumps over a hurdle during the 100-meter hurdles event Saturday at the Illini Classic at Demirijan Park Stadium in Urbana, Illinois. Scout recorded a time of 14.32 seconds to take first place in the event, alongside three other NIU first-place finishes.

Track and field earns three event titles at Musco Twilight

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | April 24, 2022

DeKALB — Women’s track and field earned three victories at the Musco Twilight hosted by the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. "Another great competition for the Huskie ladies," director of track and field Connie Teaberry said in an NIU Athletics...

Senior athlete Jazmyn Smith jumps during an event April 9 at the Illini Classic in Urbana, Illinois.

Track and field team break records in weekend competition

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | April 18, 2022

DeKALB — A slew of broken records and personal bests came as women’s track and field competed at the Tom Jones Memorial Invite hosted by the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. "Florida proved to be a successful competition and the great...

Sophomore runner Scout Regular (left) jumps over a hurdle during the 100-meter hurdles event Saturday at the Illini Classic at Demirijan Park Stadium in Urbana, Illinois. Scout recorded a time of 14.32 seconds to take first place in the event, alongside three other NIU first-place finishes.

Track and field wins four events at Illini Classic

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | April 12, 2022

DeKALB — Women’s track and field took home four event titles during competition at the Illini Classic Friday and Saturday at Demirijan Park Stadium in Urbana. “It was another successful competition in the books," director of track and field Connie...

The Huskies last competed at the Meyo Invitational on Feb. 4 and 5.

Track and field takes top honors in six events at Redbird Invite

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | April 3, 2022

DeKALB — Women’s track and field took home six event victories Saturday while competing in the Redbird Invite hosted by Illinois State University Saturday in Normal. Saturday’s performance gave NIU its first event titles of the outdoor season...

The Huskies last competed at the Meyo Invitational on Feb. 4 and 5.

Track and field impresses at Texas competitions

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | March 27, 2022

DeKALB — NIU women’s track and field opened their outdoor season over the weekend, competing in two different events in Texas. The Huskies split time between the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin and the Texas State Bobcat Invitational in...

Senior sprinter Kadeja Campbell competes during the 2022 MAC Indoor Championships in Kent, Ohio. Campbell won the 400-meter dash at the event, helping NIU earn a third place finish. (David Dermer)

Huskies take third at MAC Indoor Championships

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | February 27, 2022

The NIU track and field team competed in the Mid-American Conference Indoor Championships on Friday and Saturday, where they placed third as a team. How it happened Senior Jazymn Smith got the Huskies off to a great start by setting a school long jump...

Connie Teaberry, the director of track and field and cross country at NIU, looks on during a track and field event. Teaberry is in her 18th season as head coach of the track and field program and her 11th as its director. (NIU Athletics)

Connie Teaberry: From All-American to head coach

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | February 23, 2022

Director of track and field and cross country Connie Teaberry has a long list of accomplishments as a former student-athlete and a coach.  TRACK AND FIELD CAREER BEGAN Teaberry got started in track and field when she joined her school’s track and...

Junior sprinter Neshay Curtis in a race during the 2018 track season

Huskies show off speed in Allendale

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | February 12, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU track and field team competed in the Grand Valley State University Big Meet Friday and had nine top-10 finishes. Two Huskies achieved a season-best in long jump, as senior Jazmyn Smith finished second with 5.97 meters and graduate...

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