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Tutt ready to come out of Terre Haute with honors to her name

By Marcel Carrasco | November 21, 2019

DeKALB – All-American is the ultimate goal.That is what 2019 Mid-American Conference Champion Ashley Tutt said she is ready to fight for."I am so excited to be able to compete at such a prestigious event," Tutt said. "I am confident going into the race,...

Ashley Tutt and the cross country team carry the torch for NIU athletics this season

By James Krause | November 6, 2019

DeKALB — While some teams in NIU Athletics have struggled to find consistency, the cross country team has emerged as the strongest team of this fall season.The Huskies finished two-points shy of tying Eastern Michigan University for the Mid-American...

Junior Ashley Tutt leads the pack Nov. 2 during the 2019 Mid-American Conference Championships hosted by NIU at the North 40 course.

NIU falls two points short of MAC championship, three Huskies earn conference honors

By Mike Knapp | November 4, 2019

DeKALB — Oh, so close.The Huskies arrived Saturday at NIU’s North 40 course with hopes of winning the program’s first-ever Mid-American Conference title. With front running juniors Ashley Tutt and Mackenzie Callahan in the field, the Huskies were...

Huskies to host MAC championships, Coach Myers and team ready for race

By Kyle Mathas | November 1, 2019

DeKALB — Cross Country will participate Saturday in the highly anticipated Mid-American Conference Championships hosted by NIU at the North 40 Course in DeKalb. The Huskies have a chance to win the MAC Championships, led by juniors Ashley Tutt and...

Cross country will travel to Western Illinois for season opening meet

Cross country will travel to Western Illinois for season opening meet

By Kyle Mathas | August 28, 2019

DeKALB — Cross country will be opening the season Friday with the Western Illinois University Early Bird meet.The last time the team traveled to WIU was in 2009 when they placed 5 out of 7 at the WIU Open.The cross country team placed fourth in the...

Whyte, Huskies set records in Stanford

Whyte, Huskies set records in Stanford

By Jayce Eustice | April 2, 2018

DeKALB — Junior jumper Jehvania Whyte returned to action Saturday as the track and field team traveled to Stanford, California, for the Stanford Invitational.She set a new outdoor triple jump school record with a third place finish, jumping 12.69 meters....

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 continues strong season

By Jayce Eustice | February 4, 2018

DeKALB — Another meet, another broken record for junior jumper Jehvania Whyte, as she jumped 12.74 meters in the triple jump Saturday at the Meyo Invitational. She broke her own school record for the fourth consecutive week.The Huskies faced off against...

Track and Field excels at Iowa

Track and Field excels at Iowa

By Jayce Eustice | January 28, 2018

DeKalb — Junior jumper Jehvania Whyte continued her strong start to the season as she broke her own school triple jump record for the third week in a row, jumping 12.57 meters Saturday at the Black and Gold Premier in Iowa City.Head Coach Connie Teaberry...

Track and Field takes fifth at Notre Dame

By Jayce Eustice | January 22, 2018

DeKalb — The Track and Field team continued its season Saturday at the Notre Dame Invitational, where they competed against six other schools.“Two weeks into practice now after the break, and things are starting to click again,” Head Coach Connie...

Top-5 athletes; Aug. 23-Sept. 13

By Tom Burton | September 14, 2017

The stats are from games, meets and matches that occurred from Aug. 23 to Sept. 13. If you feel there are student-athletes left off or deserve to be on the list or in upcoming weeks, tweet us @NIUNorthernStar using #NIUTop5Top 5 status went solely based...