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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...

Huskies to host MAC championships, Coach Myers and team ready for race

By Kyle Mathas | November 1, 2019

DeKALB — Cross Country will participate Saturday in the highly anticipated Mid-American Conference Championships hosted by NIU at the North 40 Course in DeKalb. The Huskies have a chance to win the MAC Championships, led by juniors Ashley Tutt and...

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...

Cross country places first at Loyola, Three Huksies place in top 10

By Maddie Barrett | September 30, 2019

DeKALB — Cool and wet conditions didn’t stop the cross country team from clinching first place at the University Maroon Women’s Meet Saturday in the Loyola University – Chicago 42nd Annual Lakefront Invitational at Montrose Harbor in Chicago....

Tutt leads cross country to Huskie Invitational first place

By Kyle Mathas | September 8, 2019

DeKALB — Junior Ashley Tutt was crowned individual champion in back-to-back meets after winning the Huskie Invitational on Friday. The Huskies also won the team challenge which included Mid-American Conference teams University of Toledo, Central Michigan...

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

Cross country places first in season opening race

By Kyle Mathas | September 2, 2019

DeKALB — Junior Ashley Tutt was crowned champion with an individual award at the Western Illinois University Early Bird meet Friday. With Tutt and the Huskie’s phenomenal performance at the meet, the Huskies won the team championship, placing first...

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...

NIU freshman Kishona McCray leaping over a hurdle during the 100-meter Friday afternoon at the Huskie Classic. Isiah Jacobs | Northern Star

Track team competes at Grand Valley

By Maddie Barrett | December 10, 2018

DeKALB — The track team traveled Friday to Allendale, Michigan, to compete in the Grand Valley State University Holiday Open. Although the weather is cooling off outside, the team is heating up inside on the track.In her first meet of the season, senior...

Track and Field takes third in Michigan

By Jayce Eustice | February 12, 2018

DeKALB — Junior jumper Jehvania Whyte continued to impress, as the Huskies took third place at the Grand Valley State University Big Meet Saturday in Allendale, Michigan.Whyte won the long jump with a final jump of 5.80 meters and took second in the...

Hard work pays off for sophomores

By Ryan Ostry | February 23, 2017

DeKALB — Faculty Athletics Representative Matt Streb and Athletic Director Sean T. Frazier announced nine student-athletes to the fourth group of the Leadership Enhancement and Development program.The program was introduced in 2013 and is limited to...

Cross-Country improving annually

By Krystal Ward | August 25, 2016

DeKALB | The cross-country team kicks off their new season after a record-breaking year in 2015.The Huskies placed fourth in the conference indoor championships last season, tying their Mid-American Conference best at the event.NIU tied their MAC best...