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

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

By 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....

Ashley Tutt and the cross country team carry the torch for NIU athletics this season

By James Krause | November 6, 2019

DeKALB — While some teams in NIU Athletics have struggled to find consistency, the cross country team has emerged as the strongest team of this fall season.The Huskies finished two-points shy of tying Eastern Michigan University for the Mid-American...

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

By 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...

Tutt leads cross country to Huskie Invitational first place

By 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...

Top Dog: Q&A with Cross Countrys Head coach Adrian Myers

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

By 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...

Tutt leads Huskies by example

By Eddie Garcia | October 3, 2018

Sophomore distance runner Ashley Tutt’s selfless mentality opened up her opportunity for continued success, far beyond her career as a Huskie.Tutt, a lead-by-example competitor, is coming off a first year campaign, in which she earned the Mid-American...

DeKalb Corn Classic 10K to be overhauled

By Eddie Garcia | September 2, 2018

Cross Country Head Coach Adrian Myers took on a new role as the Athletics Liaison just over a year ago when he, along with a new board committee, decided they were going to reinvent a 38-year-old tradition.The title is just about the only thing remaining...

Tutt becoming player to watch

By Jayce Eustice | March 5, 2018

Freshman distance runner Ashley Tutt is becoming someone to watch now and for many years to come.Tutt said she attributes a lot of her success this season to the confidence that has been instilled in her by her coaches and teammates.She performed well...

NIU Athletics awarded Jacoby Trophy

By Eddie Garcia | July 25, 2017

DeKalb — NIU has been recognized with the school’s first-ever Jacoby Trophy, an award given to the top women’s athletic program in the Mid-American Conference.The Huskies received the award May 31 after narrowly defeating Kent State by half a point...