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Cross Country finishes 27 out of 28 at Roy Griak Invitational

By Rhema Rhea | September 29, 2013

Women’s cross country had its worst showing of the season, finishing 27 of 28 at the Roy Griak Invitational onSaturday.The Huskies traveled to Falcon Heights, Minn., for their first 6K of 2013.NIU beat out last-place Creighton University in the final...

Cross country hits th eroad for first 6k of the season

By Rhema Rhea | September 25, 2013

DeKalb | Cross country takes its first trip out of state as the Huskies travel to Minneapolis for the Roy Griak Invitational this weekend.The meet will mark NIU’s first 6K race of the season. Last time the Huskies finished in fourth place, having four...

Cross country locks up fourth place at ISU

By Rhema Rhea | September 15, 2013

Headlined by season-best times from most of the team, the women’s cross country team finished the Illinois State Invitational meet in fourth place out of six teams.NIU completed the race finishing higher in the standings than Eastern Illinois and Northern...

Cross country beats the heat in home win

By Rhema Rhea | September 8, 2013

DeKalb | With the heat bearing down on the cross country team, it won its first meet of the season.The Huskies defeated Div. III North Central College in a dual meet at the NIU North 40.Led by redshirt freshman Leah Raffety, who took the individual meet...

Cross country starts season at home in NIU tournament

By Rhema Rhea | September 4, 2013

Cross country will have a chance to begin the 2013 season at home as it hosts the NIU Open.The Huskies opened last season with a victory in Palos Heights, which marked the first time in program history they grabbed an overall meet title.This season the...

Cross country aims to continue GPA success

By Rhema Rhea | September 3, 2013

Athletics prides itself not only on its success on the field, but its success in the classroom, and the cross country team exemplifies that success.In June, the NCAA ranked the cross country team’s academic progress rate among the top 10 percent of...

Cross-country to hit the blocks running

Cross-country to hit the blocks running

By Rhema Rhea | August 27, 2013

The women’s cross-country team will have a resurgence of youth in 2013.Head coach Gregg Hipp, who is entering his third season, is liking what he is seeing from the team.“The ladies look pretty good, and look very fit. You can tell they took advantage...

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...

Two players from cross country live overseas

By Sean Anderson | September 25, 2012

Most runners on NIU cross country are recruited from states in the Midwest. Junior Claire McAuley and sophomore Juliane Totzke are two exceptions. McAuley, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, set club records in the 300-meter and 1500-meter her sophomore year...