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NIU track & field | Claudette Day

NIU track and field: Claudette Day wins pentathlon, Huskies third after Day 1

By Northern Star staff | February 28, 2015

Track and field sits in third place at the MAC Indoor Championships after the first day, which was highlighted by sophomore Claudette Day’s first-place finish in the pentathlon.The Huskies racked up 25 team points Friday in Mount Pleasant, Mich. The...

NIU: Kelsey Hildreth on fast track to success

NIU: Kelsey Hildreth on fast track to success

By Frank Gogola | January 15, 2015

Freshman distance runner Kelsey Hildreth, 5-foot-3, isn’t the most physically dominating presence in a room of track and field athletes. Her accomplishments on the course are what speak to her domination.Hildreth broke the NIU indoor 3K record in her...

NIU track & field: Huskies ready to conquer Illinois

By Frank Gogola | January 15, 2015

Track and field is hoping to show the state of Illinois it’s ready for the big stage.The Huskies will participate in the Illini Classic on Saturday in Urbana. Among the competitors will be the Illinois Fighting Illini, the Eastern Illinois Panthers,...

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...

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...

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...

Olson has bright future ahead

By Rhema Rhea | April 8, 2014

In her second season wearing cardinal and black, women’s track and field sophomore distance runner Ali Olson has seen low marks across the board and has made a solid impact.With freshman mistakes, injuries and nervousness behind her, Olson has a confidence...

Track adds another qualifying mark

By Rhema Rhea | April 6, 2014

Track and field notched its fourth MAC qualifying mark of the outdoor season during this weekend’s Big Blue Classic, hosted by Eastern Illinois in Charleston.The Huskies only had their distance athletes participating in the meet, but NIU made the best...

Track hits mark across 3 meets

By Rhema Rhea | March 30, 2014

Track and field competed in three meets in three days and put up solid showings over the weekend.On Thursday, the Huskies kicked off the weekend in Austin and San Marcos, Texas, for the Texas Relays and Bobcat Invitational, respectively.For the second...

Track and field heads to 3 meets

By Rhema Rhea | March 26, 2014

Track and field looks to continue the sprint to outdoor conference when it splits into two groups this weekend.This weekend will mark the second time this season the Huskies will split into groups. One set of sprint, jump and throw athletes are heading...

Track places 10th in championships

By Rhema Rhea | March 2, 2014

Track and field came into the weekend with high hopes, but it couldn’t reach its goals.The Huskies set four NIU records and had three top five finishes to place 10th out of 12 teams at the MAC Indoor Championships Friday and Saturday in Kent, Ohio.“This...

Cross country picks up second honor in 2014

By Rhema Rhea | February 17, 2014

The Huskies have yet another academic honor to add to their accomplishments, this time from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.In January, four Huskies were selected to the MAC All-Academic team. Now, the team has been honored...