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NIU track and field: Huskies find weekend success

Northern Star staff

April 27, 2015

Track and field produced four top-five finishes and eight top-10 finishes over the weekend at the 121st Penn Relays.Senior Latesha Bigby won the heptathlon with an NIU school record and personal best mark of 5,146 points scored. Freshman Kelsey Hildreth took second place in the 10,000-meter run with ...

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Northern Star staff

April 23, 2015

Latesha Bigby, track and field senior sprinter/jumper, captured the heptathlon title at the 121st Penn Relays on Wednesday in Philadelphia.Bigby broke her own school record in the event, totaling 5,146 points across the seven events in the heptathlon competition. She previously set the school record with...

Top 5 stories | No. 4: Track & field wins 3 events at MAC Indoor Championships

Frank Gogola

April 23, 2015

Track and field takes fourth on Sports’ list of top five stories as it enjoyed a historic two-day stretch at the MAC Indoor Championships on Feb. 27-28 in Mount Pleasant, Mich.The Huskies took first place in three events, winning the pentathlon, 60-meter hurdles and 4-by-400-meter relay. They entered...

NIU track and field: Huskies hold own at Michael Johnson Classic

Northern Star staff

April 20, 2015

Track and field placed nine competitors in the top 10 of several events Saturday at the Michael Johnson Classic in Waco, Texas.The Huskies went up against Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, TCU, Tulsa and Fresno State, among others.Highlighting the NIU performances was senior Latesha Bigby, who broke...

NIU track and field: Huskies compete at Chicagoland Outdoor Championships

Tyler Tangney

April 10, 2015

Track and field will compete in the Chicagoland Outdoor Championships this weekend for its second-straight meet in Illinois.The meet begins noon Friday and continues 9 a.m. Saturday.Sophomore Claudette Day, senior Latesha Bigby and sophomore Logan Tillmon will participate in their first outdoor heptathlo...

NIU track and field: Huskies break 4 outdoor school records

Frank Gogola

March 30, 2015

Track and field set four outdoor school records over the weekend as the team competed in a pair of meets in the Lone Star state.The Huskies broke two outdoor program records at the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, and two more records at the Bobcat Invitational in San Marcos, Texas.Texas RelaysSenior s...

NIU track and field: Huskies post historic finish at MAC Indoor Championships

Frank Gogola

March 2, 2015

Track and field finished in fourth place and had three event victories as it enjoyed an historic weekend at the MAC Indoor Championships.The Huskies’ 79 team points was good for fourth out of 12 teams Friday and Saturday in Mount Pleasant, Mich. It’s the highest point total and highest finish in schoo...

NIU track and field: Huskies ready for MAC Indoor Championships

Frank Gogola

February 26, 2015

For track and field, the MAC Indoor Championships is all a mental competition.The Huskies conclude the indoor portion of their schedule Friday and Saturday at the MAC Indoor Championships in Mount Pleasant, Mich. There will be 18 Huskies participating in 16 events.“It’s a solid conference,” said ...

NIU track and field: Claudette Day named MAC Women’s Track Athlete of Week

NIU track & field | Claudette Day

Frank Gogola

February 25, 2015

Claudette Day, track and field sophomore multi-events athlete, was named MAC Women’s Track Athlete of the Week, the conference announced today.Day topped her own school indoor record for the 60-meter hurdles Saturday at the Orange and Blue Open in Urbana. Her time of 8.34 seconds broke her previous reco...

NIU track and field: Claudette Day breaks own school record

Northern Star staff

February 23, 2015

Claudette Day, sophomore track multi-events athlete, took less than one month to reset NIU’s 60-meter hurdles record.Day ran the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 8.34 seconds Saturday at the Orange & Blue Open at the Illinois Armory in Urbana.Day previously set the school record for the 60-meter hurd...

NIU track & field: Huskies head to Fred Wilt Invitational

Northern Star staff

February 13, 2015

Track and field looks to continue its run on knocking down records this weekend.The Huskies will participate in the Fred Wilt Invitational, hosted by Purdue, all day Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind. NIU will take on Purdue, Ball State, Indiana State, Missouri State, Southern Illinois, Butler, Indiana-Pu...

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 ...