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NIU track and field: Huskies find weekend success

By Northern Star staff | April 27, 2015

Track and field produced four top-five finishes and eight top-10 finishes over the weekend at the 121st Penn Relays.Senior Latesha Bigby won the heptathlon with an NIU school record and personal best mark of 5,146 points scored. Freshman Kelsey Hildreth...

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...

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 prepped for nighttime race

By Rhema Rhea | August 27, 2014

Cross country will hit the course for the first time Friday when it performs under the lights of the NIU Outdoor Recreation Sports Complex.The two-mile race will begin at 8 p.m. with a battle between the Huskies, the Northwestern Wildcats and the DePaul...

Track smashes records

By Rhema Rhea | April 27, 2014

In its busiest and most competitive weekend this season, track and field put up solid marks — including record-breaking performances — across the board.Athletes were spread out Tuesday to Saturday between three meets: the Hillsdale Gina Relays in...

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 sends distance runners out

By Rhema Rhea | April 2, 2014

Track and field’s distance group is back on the track for the second time this spring as it travels to Charleston for the EIU Big Blue Classic.NIU will look to build of its success from last weekend’s Raleigh Relays, where three of the five distance...

Raffety garners academic accolade

By Rhema Rhea | January 21, 2014

Leah Raffety now has an off-the-field honor to add to her short NIU career.Last week, redshirt freshman Raffety was named to the Cross Country Academic All-MAC Team. In order to qualify for the conference award, a student-athlete must have obtained at...

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 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...