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

By 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...

Track seeks ‘great times’ in opener

By 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...

Track ‘in a better place’

By Rhema Rhea | December 2, 2014

Coming off a season that featured three new program marks and a ninth-place finish at the MAC Championships, track and field’s short- and middle-distance groups are ready to improve.Head coach Connie Teaberry and her staff welcomed a new face to their...

Ask an Athlete: Cross country

By Rhema Rhea | November 3, 2014

What is your major?Freshman Kelsey Hildreth: NutritionSenior Meghan Heuer: Rehabilitation servicesRedshirt freshman Taylor Perkins: CommunicationJunior Ali Olson: Communication with a emphasis on media studiesWho is your favorite superhero?Hildreth: Elastigirl...

Cross country on to MAC title race

By Northern Star Staff | October 29, 2014

Cross country is gearing up for the MAC Championships, where it has placed 11th or 12th out of 12 MAC teams the last four seasons.The Huskies will compete in the MAC Championships, hosted by Central Michigan, 11 a.m. Saturday in Mount Pleasant, Mich.NIU...

Top 3 runners shine in Peoria 6K

By Rhema Rhea | October 19, 2014

Cross country continued to get solid performances out of its top two runners and had a surprise third runner rise to the occasion over the weekend.The Huskies took 12th place out of 32 teams Friday at the Bradley Classic in Peoria.Freshman Kelsey Hildreth,...

Cross country heads to familiar territory

By Rhema Rhea | October 15, 2014

The 6K portion of cross country’s schedule begins this weekend.The Huskies will participate in the 28th annual Bradley Classic 4 p.m. Friday in Peoria. The event, hosted by the Bradley Braves, will showcase top talent from across the country. This fall...

Track smashes records

By Rhema Rhea | April 27, 2014

In its busiest and most competitive weekend this season, track and field put up solid marks — including record-breaking performances — across the board.Athletes were spread out Tuesday to Saturday between three meets: the Hillsdale Gina Relays in...

Track and field finds stride over weekend

By Rhema Rhea | April 20, 2014

Track and field delivered on high expectations with multiple personal bests, nine event titles and multiple qualifiers for the MAC Outdoor Championships.The Huskies started their weekend at the Mt. SAC Relays Friday in Walnut, Calif. Saturday, they competed...

Olson has bright future ahead

By Rhema Rhea | April 8, 2014

In her second season wearing cardinal and black, women’s track and field sophomore distance runner Ali Olson has seen low marks across the board and has made a solid impact.With freshman mistakes, injuries and nervousness behind her, Olson has a confidence...

Track adds another qualifying mark

By Rhema Rhea | April 6, 2014

Track and field notched its fourth MAC qualifying mark of the outdoor season during this weekend’s Big Blue Classic, hosted by Eastern Illinois in Charleston.The Huskies only had their distance athletes participating in the meet, but NIU made the best...

Track sends distance runners out

By Rhema Rhea | April 2, 2014

Track and field’s distance group is back on the track for the second time this spring as it travels to Charleston for the EIU Big Blue Classic.NIU will look to build of its success from last weekend’s Raleigh Relays, where three of the five distance...