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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...

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 and field finds stride over weekend

By Rhema Rhea | April 20, 2014

Track and field delivered on high expectations with multiple personal bests, nine event titles and multiple qualifiers for the MAC Outdoor Championships.The Huskies started their weekend at the Mt. SAC Relays Friday in Walnut, Calif. Saturday, they competed...

Track and field splits up for weekend

By Rhema Rhea | April 9, 2014

Track and field will split again as it competes in two meets over the weekend.This is the second time in the last month track and field has split for two meets. Like last time, the distance runners will travel to a colder weather place as they head to...

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 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 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 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...

Indoor title at stake for track

By Rhema Rhea | February 26, 2014

Track and field is headed to the MAC Indoor Championships after getting a taste of MAC competition last weekend.NIU is going into Kent, Ohio, with 18 athletes and two relay teams that earned qualifying marks this season. Head coach Connie Teaberry said...

Track and field expects to continue great play

By Rhema Rhea | February 19, 2014

Track and field is looking to carry last weekend’s success into a meet featuring several MAC rivals.The Huskies are traveling to the Ball State Quadrangular in Muncie, Ind., where in past seasons they have faced up to four MAC schools. This will be...

Track and field sets records

By Rhema Rhea | February 16, 2014

Track and field split into two groups this weekend and ended the time away from home with several personal best performances.NIU had success in both meets as 19 athletes had top 10 finishes. Ten set personal records.Between the two competitions, six athletes...