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NIU track & field: Huskies set two indoor records

NIU track & field | Kelsey Hildreth

Northern Star staff

February 9, 2015

Freshman distance runner Kelsey Hildreth and sophomore sprinter A’Iesha Irvin-Muhammad broke one indoor track and field record apiece over the weekend at the Meyo Invitational, hosted by Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.Friday, Hildreth ran the 5000-meter race in 16:39.83 to shatter the school record by ...

NIU track & field: Huskies head to Notre Dame for premier event

Northern Star staff

February 6, 2015

Track and field will go toe-to-toe with some top-tier competition at this weekend’s invitational.The Huskies continue their indoor season Friday and Saturday at the Meyo Invitational hosted by Notre Dame at the Loftus Sports Center in South Bend, Ind.In addition to Notre Dame, the Huskies will compe...

NIU track & field: Claudette Day topples three indoor records

NIU track & field | Claudette Day

Northern Star staff

February 2, 2015

Track and field sophomore Claudette Day re-wrote the school’s indoor record book three times in two days.Day broke the program record in the 60-meter hurdles, pentathlon and long jump Friday and Saturday at the Jack Johnson Invitational at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn.Day took fi...

Track and field garners several honors in season debut

Rhema Rhea

December 7, 2014

Track and field claimed 12 top-five finishes during the six-team, non-scoring Blue and Gold Invitational at Notre Dame.NIU had 14 athletes spread across nine events at the Friday event held at the Fighting Irish’s home track, the Loftus Sports Center in Notre Dame, Ind. The Invitational marked the o...

Track seeks ‘great times’ in opener

Rhema Rhea

December 3, 2014

Track and field will try to match its successful 2013 season when it starts its 2014 indoor schedule Friday at the Blue & Gold Invitational hosted by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.The field events will begin at 5 p.m. with the high jump, and the 60-meter hurdle trials will kick off the running eve...

Track and Field: Field setting bar high

Rhema Rhea

December 2, 2014

Track and field has a lot of talent throughout its roster, and one of those skilled groups is the field and multi-events athletes.Sophomore Claudette Day and senior Latesha Bigby joined the team after winter break last season. They made some of the biggest impacts on the roster despite the late start.Th...

Football wary of Wildcats ahead of matchup

Sophomore tailback Joel Bouagnon (28) blocks a Presbyterian defender Thursday at Huskie Stadium. Bouagnon made his first career start at running back in the Huskies’ 55-3 victory over the Blue Hose, taking 16 handoffs for 97 yards and four touchdowns, including his first career rushing touchdown.

Ryan Barnard

September 4, 2014

Football will meet the Northwestern Wildcats on the field for the first time since 2005 when the teams play Saturday in Evanston.The 2:30 p.m. match at Ryan Field will mark the eighth meeting between the teams, with all the games taking place in Evanston and the Wildcats posting a 6-0-1 record again...

Women’s soccer opens home slate vs. ‘beatable’ team

Steve Shonder

September 3, 2014

Women’s soccer will test Dorothy’s old adage of there’s no place like home when the teams returns from a four-game road trip for the first home game of the season.The Huskies (0-4) will take on the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (1-2) 7 p.m. Friday at the Soccer and Track & Field Complex. NIU wi...

Cubs beef up farm system with trade

Steve Shonder

July 6, 2014

On the Fourth of July the Chicago Cubs and the Oakland Athletics pulled off the year’s biggest trade, shaming firework displays and front office blustering across the country.The Cubs sent pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Athletics in exchange for shortstop Addison Russell, left fie...

Freshman ends year with tie for 21st in championship

Frank Gogola

June 15, 2014

Track and field freshman Claudette Day could have been a big fish in a little pond at the IHSA track and field meet in May.Instead, Day became the second Huskie in program history to qualify for nationals and then capped off her freshman campaign at the NCAA National Championships on Saturday in Euge...

Track and field seeks solid finish

Rhema Rhea

May 4, 2014

Track and field will look to continue its record-breaking season as it winds down the year with the Wisconsin Open and the MAC Championships.While graduation ceremonies take place in DeKalb, the Huskies will compete at the Wisconsin Open in Madison, Wis. Only a small group will participate, and the even...

No. 8 Athlete of the Year: Claudette Day

Rhema Rhea

April 28, 2014

Freshman Claudette Day clocks in at Sports’ No. 8 athlete of 2013-2014 because of her record-breaking performances.Day joined track and field just weeks before classes began in January but has contributed multiple event titles and has put her name into the NIU record book.In April, Day crushed two pr...