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Schmelzle to represent Huskies in NCAA Championship

Schmelzle qualified for the NCAA Championships with a time of 10:04:37 at the Mid-American Conference west region preliminaries May 26. 

Northern Star Staff

June 2, 2017

DeKALB — Hope Schmelzle, senior track and field runner, is headed to the NCAA Championships June 7 in Eugene, Oregon.Schmelzle recorded her second fastest 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 10:04:37 at the Mid-American Conference west region preliminaries May 26 which qualified her for the NC...

Male coaches break gender division

Male coaches break gender division

Krystal Ward

September 22, 2016

DeKALB | Of the nine women’s sports teams at NIU, five of them have a male head coach, six have at least one male assistant coach and four have at least one male volunteer coach.There are nine male assistant coaches and four volunteer assistant coaches for women’s sports teams. Three of the male he...

NIU track and field: Huskies find weekend success

Northern Star staff

April 27, 2015

Track and field produced four top-five finishes and eight top-10 finishes over the weekend at the 121st Penn Relays.Senior Latesha Bigby won the heptathlon with an NIU school record and personal best mark of 5,146 points scored. Freshman Kelsey Hildreth took second place in the 10,000-meter run with ...

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Northern Star staff

April 23, 2015

Latesha Bigby, track and field senior sprinter/jumper, captured the heptathlon title at the 121st Penn Relays on Wednesday in Philadelphia.Bigby broke her own school record in the event, totaling 5,146 points across the seven events in the heptathlon competition. She previously set the school record with...

NIU track and field earns four Academic All-MAC honors for first time

Northern Star staff

April 21, 2015

Four track and field student-athletes were named to the Academic All-MAC Team for the indoor season, the conference announced Friday.Seniors Julianne Cronin and Alexandra Schad and sophomores Logan Tillmon and Alexandria Isom were recognized for their academic and athletic achievements.It was the firs...

NIU track and field: Huskies hold own at Michael Johnson Classic

Northern Star staff

April 20, 2015

Track and field placed nine competitors in the top 10 of several events Saturday at the Michael Johnson Classic in Waco, Texas.The Huskies went up against Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, TCU, Tulsa and Fresno State, among others.Highlighting the NIU performances was senior Latesha Bigby, who broke...

NIU track and field: Huskies head to Michael Johnson Classic

Northern Star staff

April 17, 2015

Track and field will participate in its first one-day competition of the outdoor season this weekend.The Huskies will partake in the Michael Johnson Classic, which begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at Baylor's Clyde Hart Track & Field Stadium in Waco, Texas.The field events begin at 11 a.m. while the runnin...

Palmer prides self on representing Jamaica

Frank Gogola

April 16, 2015

Freshman jumper Chennel Palmer didn’t know exactly what she had signed up for when she joined track and field 100 or so days ago.Palmer came to the United States from Jamaica in January to attend NIU. While Palmer said the competition level is higher, getting to know people is tougher and the grading i...

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Northern Star staff

April 15, 2015

Senior Latesha Bigby was named MAC Women’s Field Athlete of the Week for the first time in her career, the conference announced Tuesday.Bigby is coming off a weekend in which she won the heptathlon with a school record 5,110 points at the Chicagoland Outdoor Championships. It was the first heptathl...

NIU track and field: Huskies take Chicagoland Outdoor Championship crown

Northern Star staff

April 13, 2015

Track and field won the Chicagoland Outdoor Championship for the second time in four years this weekend.The Huskies took first place out of 22 teams at the meet, which was hosted by the College of DuPage from Friday to Saturday afternoon in Glen Ellyn. NIU scored 151 points to edge out second-place ...

NIU track and field: Huskies compete at Chicagoland Outdoor Championships

Tyler Tangney

April 10, 2015

Track and field will compete in the Chicagoland Outdoor Championships this weekend for its second-straight meet in Illinois.The meet begins noon Friday and continues 9 a.m. Saturday.Sophomore Claudette Day, senior Latesha Bigby and sophomore Logan Tillmon will participate in their first outdoor heptathlo...

NIU track and field: Huskies claim sixth at EIU Big Blue Classic

Northern Star staff

April 6, 2015

Track and field accrued 62.25 points as it finished in sixth place out of 12 teams over the weekend at the EIU Big Blue Classic in Charleston.The Huskies finished fourth out of eight Illinois teams that participated. NIU was the lone MAC school in the meet.Sophomore sprinter A'Iesha Irvin-Muhammad took second pl...