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Huskies qualify two for MAC Championships

Huskies qualify two for MAC Championships

Maddie Barrett

January 21, 2019

DeKALB — The track and field team won the Grand Valley State University Lints Alumni open in Allendale Michigan Saturday. Junior multi-event runner Remy Amarteifio and senior jumper Jehvania Whyte delivered Mid-American Conference Championship-qualifying marks at the meet.Whyte delivered a winning performanc...

Majors sets school record at Gene Edmonds Invite

Sophmore jumper Kenyae Majors leaps during the Huskies March 31, Stanford Invitational meet. Majors would go on to place 15th in the 100-meter hurdles for her efforts.

Jayce Eustice

January 13, 2019

DeKALB—NIU track hit the ground running to start 2019 with strong performances at Saturday’s Purdue Gene Edmonds Invitational in West Lafayette, Indiana.Sophomore jumper Kenyae Majors highlighted the day for the Huskies, setting a school record in the long jump, leaping 5.84 meters. Her jump aut...

Track team competes at Grand Valley

NIU freshman Kishona McCray leaping over a hurdle during the 100-meter Friday afternoon at the Huskie Classic. Isiah Jacobs | Northern Star

Maddie Barrett

December 10, 2018

DeKALB — The track team traveled Friday to Allendale, Michigan, to compete in the Grand Valley State University Holiday Open. Although the weather is cooling off outside, the team is heating up inside on the track.In her first meet of the season, senior Ericka Hibser led the team with a MAC automatic qualifying ...

Track and Field opens season at Grand Valley State

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

Marcel Carrasco

December 6, 2018

The Track and Field team kick off their 2018-2019 campaign on Dec. 7, hoping to build on last season’s record-breaking performances by setting new goals.“Our expectations from them all, no matter their college experience, is to compete and execute,” Head Coach Connie Teaberry said. “Perfecting ...

Jehvania Whyte wins the silver medal in Jamaica

Northern Star Staff

July 2, 2018

After achieving All America honors and a seventh place finish at the NCAA Track and Field Championships on June 9, NIU junior jumper Jehvania Whyte continues to add to her impressive resume.Whyte earned the silver medal in the triple jump at the Jamaican Track and Field National Championships on June 2...

Huskies stay home for regular season finale

Jayce Eustice

May 5, 2018

The Track and Field team hosted the Huskie Classic Friday as it used this rare home opportunity to honor its seniors. The team honored six athletes for their commitment and dedication: sprinters Kedisha Dallas, Deshawn Franks and Ashanti Hutton, distance runner Lorena Martin, jumper Chennel Palmer a...

Track team competes in Drake Relays event

Jayce Eustice

April 30, 2018

DeKALB — The Track and Field team competed in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday through Saturday at the Drake Relays. With over 20 schools in attendance, the Huskies had an opportunity to check out top competition from around the country.Head Coach Connie Teaberry said she was happy for the opportunity to c...

Huskies compete at Baylor Invitational

Jayce Eustice

April 23, 2018

DeKALB — The track and field team competed Saturday in Waco, Texas, for the Michael Johnson Invite as junior jumper Jehvania Whyte showed out. The All-American won the triple jump and set the school record at 13.42 meters, leaving her ranked No. 6 in the NCAA Division I triple jump standings.Head ...

Track team competes at Illinois

Jayce Eustice

April 16, 2018

DeKalb — The Track and Field team traveled to the University of Illinois Saturday for the Illinois Twilight Meet as it tried to outrun the less than perfect weather. Head Coach Connie Teaberry said she was proud and excited for more things to come from her young team.“We were really pleased with th...

Track team competes in Alabama

Jayce Eustice

April 9, 2018

DeKALB — The Track and Field team traveled to the University of Alabama Saturday for the Crimson Tide Invitational. The team battled through tough weather conditions but was still able to show out strong.Head Coach Connie Teaberry said she saw the difficult weather as a learning opportunity.“We tried o...

Top-5 Athletes of March

Top-5 Athletes of March

Tom Burton

April 5, 2018

The sports editor’s picks are from games, meets and matches that occurred in March sporting events. If you feel there are student-athletes left off or who deserve to be on the list or included in upcoming weeks, tweet us @NIUNorthernStar using #NIUTop5.5. Brielle Ward, junior women’s golferThe wo...

Whyte, Huskies set records in Stanford

Whyte, Huskies set records in Stanford

Jayce Eustice

April 2, 2018

DeKALB — Junior jumper Jehvania Whyte returned to action Saturday as the track and field team traveled to Stanford, California, for the Stanford Invitational.She set a new outdoor triple jump school record with a third place finish, jumping 12.69 meters. The jumper continued to set a new outdoor perso...