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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...

Junior Ashley Tutt leads the pack Nov. 2 during the 2019 Mid-American Conference Championships hosted by NIU at the North 40 course.

NIU falls two points short of MAC championship, three Huskies earn conference honors

By Mike Knapp | November 4, 2019

DeKALB — Oh, so close.The Huskies arrived Saturday at NIU’s North 40 course with hopes of winning the program’s first-ever Mid-American Conference title. With front running juniors Ashley Tutt and Mackenzie Callahan in the field, the Huskies were...

Eastern Michigan sweeps 2019 MAC Championships

By Marcel Carrasco | November 3, 2019

DeKALB — Eastern Michigan University left DeKalb on Saturday as the rightful owner of the 2019 Mid-American Conference Championships.The Eagles took first place in the men’s and women’s races hosted by NIU at the North 40 course.Neither EMU team...

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...

Juniors Mackenzie Callahan and Ashley Tutt start their engines Sept. 6, 2019 during the Huskie Challenge at the North 40 Course on NIU campus.

Huskies compete against top national programs at Under Armour Pre Nationals

By Maddie Barrett | October 21, 2019

DeKALB — Junior Ashley Tutt claimed 17th place Saturday when the cross country team competed in the Under Armour Pre Nationals at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Indiana.The Huskies placed 27th overall, the highest...

Cross country places first at Loyola, Three Huksies place in top 10

By Maddie Barrett | September 30, 2019

DeKALB — Cool and wet conditions didn’t stop the cross country team from clinching first place at the University Maroon Women’s Meet Saturday in the Loyola University – Chicago 42nd Annual Lakefront Invitational at Montrose Harbor in Chicago....

This week in NIU Athletics (9/23 - 9/29)

This week in NIU Athletics (9/23 – 9/29)

By Kyle Mathas | September 23, 2019

DeKALB — On Tuesday, the men’s soccer team will play at home against the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. The men’s football team will travel Saturday to the University of Vanderbilt. This week in Huskie sports: Men’s GolfThe Huskies will...

Junior runner Ashley Tutt approaches the finish line to take first place Sept. 11 at the Huskie Challenge.

Huskie Spotlight: Q & A with Ashley Tutt

By Marcel Carrasco | September 11, 2019

DeKALB — Junior runner Ashley Tutt is making headlines early this season with individual victories at the Western Illinois University Early Bird meet and at the Northern Illinois Huskie Challenge.The Huskie holds two NIU school records, as well as being...

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...

Senior quarterback Ross Bowers eyes the left side of the field for an open receiver Saturday against Illinois State University at Huskie Stadium.

Football victory headlines opening week matches in NIU Athletics

By Matt Boecker | September 3, 2019

DeKALB — NIU Athletic's opening week was highlighted by the football team’s victory over Illinois State University. The cross country team dominated on the road, and volleyball won two of three matches as hosts of the NIU Invitational.FootballThomas...

NIU cross country Head Coach Adrian Myers talks to his team in 2019.

Cross country places first in season opening race

By Kyle Mathas | September 2, 2019

DeKALB — Junior Ashley Tutt was crowned champion with an individual award at the Western Illinois University Early Bird meet Friday. With Tutt and the Huskie’s phenomenal performance at the meet, the Huskies won the team championship, placing first...

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