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Huskies open outdoor season in Texas

Huskies open outdoor season in Texas

By Jayce Eustice | March 26, 2018

DeKALB — While DeKalb was dealing with almost freezing temperatures, the track and field team opted for warmer weather Saturday as it traveled to Arlington, Texas for the Bobby Lane Invitational.This meet marked the beginning of the outdoor track season...

Track and Field takes third in Michigan

By Jayce Eustice | February 12, 2018

DeKALB — Junior jumper Jehvania Whyte continued to impress, as the Huskies took third place at the Grand Valley State University Big Meet Saturday in Allendale, Michigan.Whyte won the long jump with a final jump of 5.80 meters and took second in the...

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 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 12, 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...

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)...

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...

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...