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Top 10 athletes: #7

By Ed Rietveld | April 28, 2013

On the strength of a record-breaking season senior cross-country runner Courtney Oldenburg is No. 7 on the Northern Star’s list of the top 10 Huskie athletes for 2012-2013. Oldenburg, a West Salem, Wis., native, broke two school records this fall. One...

Cross country finishes season strong, despite illnesses

By Sean Anderson | November 11, 2012

NIU cross country finished its season Friday at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships with a 27th place team finish. In the final team standings, the Huskies topped in-state foes DePaul and SIU-Edwardsville. Coach Greg Hipp said that illness changed...

NIUs Courtney Oldenburg keeps her pace at the NCAA Midwest Regional last fall.

Oldenburg has a tradition of breaking records

By Sean Anderson | October 29, 2012

For senior Courtney Oldenburg, breaking records comes naturally. Oldenburg has been breaking records in cross country since her days in high school at West Salem High School in West Salem, Wisc. She holds records in the 4x400 meter relay, 4x800 meter...

Cross Country makes good team showing, breaks record

By Sean Anderson | October 14, 2012

Senior Courtney Oldenburg broke yet another NIU record, this time in the 6K, as NIU cross country finished in 14th place at the Bradley Classic in Peoria, Ill. Including Oldenburg, the Huskies had three runners place in the top 60 in a field that included...

Cross country looks to freshmen for continued success

By Sean Anderson | October 9, 2012

With the addition of four freshmen to NIU cross country, the team has become more competitive and found more success than in previous seasons. Ali Olson, Leah Raffety, Hannah Savage and Taylor Vinhal are those freshmen, and they have immediately made...

Oldenburg leads cross country at invite Saturday

By Sean Anderson | October 1, 2012

NIU cross country finished in 11th place out of 51 teams at the 40th annual Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational in Chicago, Ill. The Huskies placed nine spots better than they did at the same meet last year. In addition, the Huskies finished eighth among...

NIUs Courtney Oldenburg keeps her pace at the NCAA Midwest Regional last fall.

Oldenburg sees success on cross country

By Sean Anderson | September 11, 2012

The cross country roster features only one senior: Courtney Oldenburg. Oldenburg has held numerous records and wins since competing in high school and is the leader for the Huskies. Oldenburg is from West Salem, Wis., where she attended West Salem High...

Cross country finishes third at NIU Open

By Sean Anderson | September 9, 2012

NIU Cross country followed up its victory last weekend with a third place finish at the NIU Open Friday, while Northwestern took home the title. Senior Courtney Oldenburg broke the school’s 34-year-old 5K record with the time of 18:07.81. Her time eclipsed...

Cross country picks up first win at UIC opener

By Sean Anderson | September 4, 2012

Cross country began its season Saturday with a victory, when it headed to Palos Heights, Ill., for the UIC Opener. This is cross country’s first win at a meet since the program was reopened close to 20 years ago, and might even be the first ever win...

July 2 Huskie Briefs

By Brian Thomas | July 2, 2012

Three Huskies named to All-Mac team For the second straight season in a row, NIU track and field had three team members named to the 2012 Outdoor Track & Field Academic All-Mid-American Conference team. Senior Jenner Sio and junior Jenelle McCalla...

Huskie briefs for 5/01/12

By Dustin King | April 30, 2012

NIU baseball’s Kyle Glancy and women’s golf’s Kelsie Passolt were named the NIU Scholar Athletes of the Week for April 23 through April 29, according to a press release. Glancy, a senior marketing major, earned two saves over the weekend against...

NIUs Courtney Oldenburg keeps her pace at the NCAA Midwest Regional last fall.

Track and field ready for MAC Indoor Championships

By Dustin King | February 22, 2012

NIU track and field will head into the postseason this weekend with the MAC Indoor Championships in Akron, Ohio.“The team dramatically improved from last year,” said NIU coach Greg Hipp. “If we just compete like we did all season, we’ll be successful.”Western...