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Track hits mark at UTEP Invitational

By Rhema Rhea | April 13, 2014

Track and field sent two runners to the Chicagoland Championships while the rest of the team headed to the UTEP Invitational in Texas this weekend.Head coach Connie Teaberry said the team did well despite problems traveling.“This was a tough weekend...

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...

5 minutes with… Juliane Totzke

By Rhema Rhea | March 31, 2014

Senior distance runner Juliane Totzke sat down with the Northern Star to discuss her recent admission to Duke University’s pharmacology doctorate program and being back on the track this weekend after the distance runners had nearly a month off from...

Track and field headed to two meets this weekend

By Rhema Rhea | February 12, 2014

Track and field is splitting in half for two meets this weekend.The Huskies are returning to competition for the first time in two weeks as distance athletes head to Allendale, Mich., for the Grand Valley State University Big Meet. The sprinters, hurdlers,...

Totzke rejuvenated for track

By Rhema Rhea | February 3, 2014

After battling the sun, senior Juliane Totzke is making her mark indoors.Over the weekend, Totzke ran a personal best in the 5,000 meters, which earned her fifth place of 16. She qualified for indoor conference with the performance.Totzke joins freshmen...

Track and field impresses at Indiana Relays

February 2, 2014

Track and field made the most out of its largest meet of the season this weekend when it visited Bloomington, Ind., for the Indiana Relays.In their third non-scoring meet of the season, the Huskies put up several personal-best performances, and they had...

Rachel Shoemaker runs cross country during the Huskie Open Nov. 10.

Track and Field finish third in first meet of year

By Rhema Rhea | January 20, 2014

In its first scoring meet of the indoor season, track and field had solid performances, resulting in a third out of 10 showing at the Illini Classic in Champaign.The weekend’s meet was won by host University of Illinois with 159 points, and second place...

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 aims to continue GPA success

By Rhema Rhea | September 3, 2013

Athletics prides itself not only on its success on the field, but its success in the classroom, and the cross country team exemplifies that success.In June, the NCAA ranked the cross country team’s academic progress rate among the top 10 percent of...

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...

Two players from cross country live overseas

By Sean Anderson | September 25, 2012

Most runners on NIU cross country are recruited from states in the Midwest. Junior Claire McAuley and sophomore Juliane Totzke are two exceptions. McAuley, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, set club records in the 300-meter and 1500-meter her sophomore year...

Huskie briefs for 5/01/12

By Dustin King | April 30, 2012

NIU baseball’s Kyle Glancy and women’s golf’s Kelsie Passolt were named the NIU Scholar Athletes of the Week for April 23 through April 29, according to a press release. Glancy, a senior marketing major, earned two saves over the weekend against...