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Track and field breaks school record at Raleigh Relays

By Ed Rietveld | March 31, 2013

The track and field team sent two groups of athletes to two different events and came up with mixed results. The distance runners competed at the Raleigh Relays at North Carolina State University. At the event, one Huskie clinched her spot in the MAC...

Track and field to compete at Texas

By Ed Rietveld | March 27, 2013

After a week away from competition, track and field will compete in two events this weekend. Thursday through Saturday, the sprinters will compete at the Texas relays, which will be hosted by the University of Texas at Austin. The distance runners will...

How you start matters in track and field

By Ed Rietveld | March 26, 2013

In a sport like track and field, where the majority of the events the athletes are running against the clock, every 10th of a second matters. Nowhere is this fact more apparent than in sprinting events like the 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters and the...

Track and field outdoor season to see extensive travel schedule

By Ed Rietveld | March 25, 2013

The track and field team will be forced to live a more nomadic life with an increased amount of travel this outdoor season. During the indoor season the team generally stayed in the Midwest, competing in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan and Minnesota....

Junior wrestler to compete in NCAA championships

By Ed Rietveld | March 21, 2013

One member of the wrestling team is preparing for what could be the most important weekend of his life. Redshirt junior Matt Mougin, who wrestles at 174 pounds, will compete in the NCAA championships beginning Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa. Mougin, who...

Hurdles in track and field explained

By Ed Rietveld | March 19, 2013

Imagine running full speed and trying to cross the finish line with the fastest time possible, but there are barriers that block the way. Jumping over those barriers is the only way to reach that finish line. This is what hurdlers in track and field face...

Men’s wrestling reflects on season

By Ed Rietveld | March 18, 2013

The wrestling season for most of the NIU as a team is over, as only redshirt junior Matt Mougin will compete in the NCAA tournament this weekend. As a team, the Huskies finish with a record of (10-8, 1-4 MAC) during the regular season and finished in...

Track and field had strong showing at season open

By Ed Rietveld | March 17, 2013

Over spring break, track and field began its outdoor season by competing in the Bulls Invitational, which was hosted by the University of South Florida. The Huskies started the outdoor season on the right foot with 15 top 10 finishes, including an event...

Wrestling finishes 5th in MAC tournament

By Ed Rietveld | March 17, 2013

Wrestling competed in the MAC tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., and finished in a tie for fifth with Ohio University with 63.5 points over spring break. The University of Missouri tallied 136 points, finishing first, which ended a streak of 11 straight conference...

Outdoor track season to begin

By Ed Rietveld | March 6, 2013

This might be hard to believe with all the snow on the ground, but the outdoor track and field season is almost here. Over spring break the Huskies will compete on March 14 and 15 in the Bulls Invitational hosted by the University of South Florida in...

NIU wrestlers to compete in MAC tournament

By Ed Rietveld | March 5, 2013

Even though spring break starts this weekend, 10 wrestlers will not have the luxury of a break as they will be competing in the MAC conference tournament Sunday at the University of Buffalo. Head coach Ryan Ludwig said it is crucial the competing wrestlers...

Wrestling junior opts to end athletic career

By Ed Rietveld | March 4, 2013

Even though the wrestling team has only one senior, there is another Huskie whose time on the mat at NIU is just about over. Redshirt junior Dan Burk will not utilize his extra year of eligibility next season and will instead graduate with a degree in...