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Redshirt senior Victoria Robinson running in a meet last season. The Huskies opened their season Friday with the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa.

NIU cross country finishes strong at Bradley “Pink” Classic

By Michael Stoll, Sports Reporter | October 15, 2022

DeKALB – The Huskies crossed the finish line in 12th as a team on Friday afternoon in Peoria, Illinois at the Bradley “Pink” Classic. This is a 17-place improvement from the team’s 29th placing at the same event last year. Senior Brooke Valentine...

Moreno bonds with Huskies as new distance runner coach

Moreno bonds with Huskies as new distance runner coach

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | April 26, 2022

Jamie Moreno has demonstrated flexibility and competitiveness in his first year at NIU, but he is not a gymnast. Moreno is NIU’s newest cross country head coach and distance coach for track and field. Moreno has established himself as a fatherly...

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

Cross country coach accepts director position at Tulane

By James Krause | July 6, 2021

DeKALB — Three-time Mid-American Conference Cross Country Coach of the Year Adrian Myers will leave NIU to become the Director of Cross Country at Tulane. Tulane Athletic Director Troy Dannen said he was impressed by Myers tenure at NIU. "I'm...

The womens track and field and cross country team poses for a photo during its time volunteering at Corn Fest in downtown DeKalb.

Track and field, cross country and baseball teams contribute most community service hours among sports teams

By Jemea Green | January 27, 2020

DeKALB — Student-athletes at NIU racked up a total of 5,150 community service hours during the 2018-2019 academic year.Giving back and connecting with the community is important to NIU, according to the annual Athletics report which documents the hours...

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...

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...

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...

This week in NIU Athletics (Week 9/3 - 9/8)

This week in NIU Athletics (Week 9/3 – 9/8)

By Quintin Wilson | September 3, 2019

DeKALB — After a great opening week of Huskie athletics, here is what you have to look forward to this week:FootballAfter an impressive victory in their home opener against Illinois State, the Huskies look to keep their momentum Saturday at the University...

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...

Cross country will travel to Western Illinois for season opening meet

Cross country will travel to Western Illinois for season opening meet

By Kyle Mathas | August 28, 2019

DeKALB — Cross country will be opening the season Friday with the Western Illinois University Early Bird meet.The last time the team traveled to WIU was in 2009 when they placed 5 out of 7 at the WIU Open.The cross country team placed fourth in the...

This week in NIU athletics

This week in NIU athletics

By Northern Star Sports Staff | August 26, 2019

DeKALB — Women’s soccer kicked off the first week of athletics this season when the Huskies fell 1-3 to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Sunday. Aug. 26, 2019 - Sept. 1, 2019FootballThis week is headlined by football’s season and home opener....