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NIU track & field: Huskies notch 11 top-10 finishes at Purdue

By Northern Star staff | February 16, 2015

Track and field continued its preparation for the upcoming MAC Indoor Championships this weekend at the Fred Wilt Invitational hosted by Purdue.The Huskies produced 11 top-10 finishes Friday and Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind. They’ll have one more...

Cross country nabs pair of honors

By Rhema Rhea | November 16, 2014

Cross country failed to send a runner to the national championship, but it did accomplish its goals of garnering at least one All-Region runner at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships.Senior Meghan Heuer and freshman Kelsey Hildreth earned All-Region...

Cross country on quest for NCAAs

By Rhema Rhea | November 13, 2014

Cross country is looking to send a runner to the NCAA National Championships for the first time in program history.Huskies runners can qualify for the national championship at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships noon Friday in Peoria. A team must...

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...

Cross country finishes 25th of 31

By Rhema Rhea | October 5, 2014

Cross country didn’t get the help it would have liked from runners in the middle of the pack over the weekend.The Huskies placed 25th out of 31 teams Saturday at the Greater Louisville Classic in Louisville, Ky.“We continue to look pretty good up...

Cross country finishes in 3rd place

By Rhema Rhea | September 14, 2014

Cross country came out of the blocks sprinting during its season opener, notching a third-place finish out of 14 teams during the ninth annual Forest Park Festival race Friday in St. Louis.In her first career run in cardinal and black, freshman Kelsey...

Track hits mark at UTEP Invitational

By Rhema Rhea | April 13, 2014

Track and field sent two runners to the Chicagoland Championships while the rest of the team headed to the UTEP Invitational in Texas this weekend.Head coach Connie Teaberry said the team did well despite problems traveling.“This was a tough weekend...

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...