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Top 5 stories | No. 4: Track & field wins 3 events at MAC Indoor Championships

By Frank Gogola | April 23, 2015

Track and field takes fourth on Sports’ list of top five stories as it enjoyed a historic two-day stretch at the MAC Indoor Championships on Feb. 27-28 in Mount Pleasant, Mich.The Huskies took first place in three events, winning the pentathlon, 60-meter...

NIU track and field earns four Academic All-MAC honors for first time

By Northern Star staff | April 21, 2015

Four track and field student-athletes were named to the Academic All-MAC Team for the indoor season, the conference announced Friday.Seniors Julianne Cronin and Alexandra Schad and sophomores Logan Tillmon and Alexandria Isom were recognized for their...

NIU track and field: Huskies take Chicagoland Outdoor Championship crown

By Northern Star staff | April 13, 2015

Track and field won the Chicagoland Outdoor Championship for the second time in four years this weekend.The Huskies took first place out of 22 teams at the meet, which was hosted by the College of DuPage from Friday to Saturday afternoon in Glen Ellyn....

NIU track and field: Huskies claim sixth at EIU Big Blue Classic

By Northern Star staff | April 6, 2015

Track and field accrued 62.25 points as it finished in sixth place out of 12 teams over the weekend at the EIU Big Blue Classic in Charleston.The Huskies finished fourth out of eight Illinois teams that participated. NIU was the lone MAC school in the...

NIU track and field: Huskies post historic finish at MAC Indoor Championships

By Frank Gogola | March 2, 2015

Track and field finished in fourth place and had three event victories as it enjoyed an historic weekend at the MAC Indoor Championships.The Huskies’ 79 team points was good for fourth out of 12 teams Friday and Saturday in Mount Pleasant, Mich. It’s...

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 track & field: Huskies notch 11 top-10 finishes at Purdue

By Northern Star staff | February 16, 2015

Track and field continued its preparation for the upcoming MAC Indoor Championships this weekend at the Fred Wilt Invitational hosted by Purdue.The Huskies produced 11 top-10 finishes Friday and Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind. They’ll have one more...

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 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 1st at Cougar Classic

By Rhema Rhea | March 23, 2014

Track and field showcased its talents during the first outdoor meet and took care of business at the eight-team Cougar Classic en route to its first meet title of the season over the weekend.The Huskies’ win in Edwardsville marked the first time this...

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...