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NIU cross country: Greg Hipp resigns as Huskies head coach

By Northern Star Staff | January 12, 2015

Greg Hipp has left his post as cross country head coach after four seasons, Donna Turner, associate athletic director for Communications, confirmed Friday.Hipp has taken an assistant coach job with the Northwestern Wildcats’ cross country and track...

Cross country nabs pair of honors

By Rhema Rhea | November 16, 2014

Cross country failed to send a runner to the national championship, but it did accomplish its goals of garnering at least one All-Region runner at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships.Senior Meghan Heuer and freshman Kelsey Hildreth earned All-Region...

Cross country on quest for NCAAs

By Rhema Rhea | November 13, 2014

Cross country is looking to send a runner to the NCAA National Championships for the first time in program history.Huskies runners can qualify for the national championship at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships noon Friday in Peoria. A team must...

Heuer eyes strong close with Huskies

By Rhema Rhea | November 12, 2014

Meghan Heuer, senior cross country runner, is hoping to end her career where it started: the NCAA Cross Country Championships.The NCAA Midwest Regional Championships is noon Friday in Peoria. That’s a course Heuer’s run four times in her career, including...

Hildreth, Heuer crush records

By Rhema Rhea | November 2, 2014

Cross country’s top two runners made program history Saturday at the MAC Championships in Mount Pleasant, Mich.Freshman Kelsey Hildreth and senior Meghan Heuer became the first All-MAC performers in program history. But, the Huskies didn’t get enough...

Cross country on to MAC title race

By Northern Star Staff | October 29, 2014

Cross country is gearing up for the MAC Championships, where it has placed 11th or 12th out of 12 MAC teams the last four seasons.The Huskies will compete in the MAC Championships, hosted by Central Michigan, 11 a.m. Saturday in Mount Pleasant, Mich.NIU...

5 minutes with… Lorena Martin

By Rhema Rhea | October 28, 2014

Lorena Martin, freshman cross country runner, is picking up ground quickly in her first season with the Huskies after her club team, Atletismo Valladolid, won four-straight national championships in Spain.Martin, of Salamanca, Spain, finished third (22:25.9)...

Top 3 runners shine in Peoria 6K

By Rhema Rhea | October 19, 2014

Cross country continued to get solid performances out of its top two runners and had a surprise third runner rise to the occasion over the weekend.The Huskies took 12th place out of 32 teams Friday at the Bradley Classic in Peoria.Freshman Kelsey Hildreth,...

Cross country heads to familiar territory

By Rhema Rhea | October 15, 2014

The 6K portion of cross country’s schedule begins this weekend.The Huskies will participate in the 28th annual Bradley Classic 4 p.m. Friday in Peoria. The event, hosted by the Bradley Braves, will showcase top talent from across the country. This fall...

Hildreth explodes onto scene at NIU

By Rhema Rhea | October 13, 2014

Cross country’s Kelsey Hildreth has gotten off to a record-smashing start in her freshman campaign in DeKalb.Hildreth, born and raised 45 minutes from DeKalb in Byron, began her career at NIU in historic fashion, shattering the program’s 5K mark (18:07.81)...

Cross country finishes 25th of 31

By Rhema Rhea | October 5, 2014

Cross country didn’t get the help it would have liked from runners in the middle of the pack over the weekend.The Huskies placed 25th out of 31 teams Saturday at the Greater Louisville Classic in Louisville, Ky.“We continue to look pretty good up...

Cross country finishes in 3rd place

By Rhema Rhea | September 14, 2014

Cross country came out of the blocks sprinting during its season opener, notching a third-place finish out of 14 teams during the ninth annual Forest Park Festival race Friday in St. Louis.In her first career run in cardinal and black, freshman Kelsey...