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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...

Juniors Mackenzie Callahan and Ashley Tutt start their engines Sept. 6, 2019 during the Huskie Challenge at the North 40 Course on NIU campus.

Huskies compete against top national programs at Under Armour Pre Nationals

By Maddie Barrett | October 21, 2019

DeKALB — Junior Ashley Tutt claimed 17th place Saturday when the cross country team competed in the Under Armour Pre Nationals at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Indiana.The Huskies placed 27th overall, the highest...

Huskie leads conference as Runner of the Week

By Northern Star staff | September 14, 2016

CLEVELAND | Hope Schmelzle, NIU cross country runner, was named Mid-American Conference Runner of the Week Tuesday.Schmelzle, of Wheaton, finished first place with a time of 17:32.22 at the Country Financial Invitational, leading the Huskies to their...

Oldenburg leads cross country at invite Saturday

By Sean Anderson | September 30, 2012

NIU cross country finished in 11th place out of 51 teams at the 40th annual Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational in Chicago, Ill. The Huskies placed nine spots better than they did at the same meet last year. In addition, the Huskies finished eighth among...

Cross country picks up first win at UIC opener

By Sean Anderson | September 4, 2012

Cross country began its season Saturday with a victory, when it headed to Palos Heights, Ill., for the UIC Opener. This is cross country’s first win at a meet since the program was reopened close to 20 years ago, and might even be the first ever win...

Freshman File: Clarie McAuley keeps on running

By Katie Leb | April 28, 2011

Coordination is a necessary skill in most athletics. Being uncoordinated, however, has led Claire McAuley not only into a sport she loves, but across the ocean to a new country. A Torrance, Glasgow native, McAuley has a general love of sports, but always...

Chandler Harnish has been named MAC West player of the week for the eighth week in a row.

Huskie Briefs: Harnish gets third POTW award

By Andrew Singer | November 16, 2010

Harnish earns record third POTW honor of year For the eighth straight week, an NIU football player has been named MAC West Player of the Week. This week, NIU quarterback Chandler Harnish received the MAC West Offensive Player of the Week honors for the...

Huskie Briefs: Oct. 19

By Andrew Singer | October 19, 2010

On Monday, <a href="">JimmieWard of the NIU football team was named MAC West Special TeamsPlayer of the Week for the second time this season. He garnered thedistinction after blocking...

Huskie Briefs: Harnish, Wicinski, men’s golf, cross country

By Andrew Singer | October 5, 2010

For his performance against Akron on Saturday, NIU quarterback<a href=""target="_blank">Chandler Harnish received MAC West OffensivePlayer of the Week honors. The redshirt junior threw...