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Senior Julia Finegan (2) runs at the Redbird Tune Up on Feb. 16. Finegan finished third in the 800-meter run at the Fighting Illini Tune Up on Saturday. (Courtesy of Illinois State Athletics)

Huskies net 2 first place finishes in visit to Urbana-Champaign

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | May 5, 2024

Senior Tara Stauffacher’s first place finish in shot put highlighted NIU women’s track and field's successful day at the Fighting Illini Tune Up.  Stauffacher championed shot put with her best throw measuring in at 12.13 meters, beating out second...

Sophomore Ari Christian (left) and graduate student Aasiyah Barr (right) run at the Redbird Tune-Up on Feb. 16. NIU track and field took four first-place finishes across the Kip Janzrin Open, ONU Outdoor Invitational and Drake Relays over the weekend. (Courtesy of Illinois State Athletics)

Huskies win four events in three meet weekend

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | April 28, 2024

NIU women’s track and field traveled to three different invitationals this weekend and took home nine top-five finishes, four of which being first place finishes.  KIP JANVRIN OPEN The Huskies traveled to Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, for...

Freshamn Faith Rouse chases junior Talayssia Sanders on Feb. 16 at the Redbird Tune-Up. NIU track and field earned one top-10 finish at the Michael Johnson Invitational on Saturday. (Courtesy of Illinois State Athletics)

Vorpagel highlights NIU’s weekend at the Michael Johnson Invitational

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | April 21, 2024

Junior Emma Vorpagel earned NIU women’s track and field’s only top-10 finish in the 800-meter run at the Michael Johnson Invitational.  Vorpagel took a fourth place finish in the 800-meter run, finishing with a time of 2:14.33. The junior distance...

Freshman Morgan Gioia runs at the Redbird Tune-Up on Feb. 16. NIU track & field took home eight top five finishes at the Cougar Classic on Saturday. (Courtesy of Illinois State Athletics)

Track and field nets 8 top 5 finishes at Cougar Classic

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | April 14, 2024

NIU women’s track and field collected eight top five finishes at the Cougar Classic on Saturday, three of which were in the 200-meter dash.  The Huskies trio of runners in the 200-meter dash took home second, third and fourth place. Junior Talayssia...

Junior Roshell Rowe runs at the Redbird Tune Up on Feb. 16. NIU Track & Field had four top 10 finishes at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational Saturday. (Courtesy of NIU Athletics)

Huskies take 4 top-10 finishes in Coral Gables

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | April 7, 2024

Two top-10 finishes in the high jump highlight NIU track and fields’ visit to Coral Gables, Florida, for the Hurricane Alumni Invitational.  The Huskies’ high jump duo of freshman Arianna Calloway and junior Kamiya Dendy secured two of NIU’s...

Freshman Morgan Gioia (9) and Lydia Bauer (8) run at the Redbird Tune Up on Feb. 16.  Track & Field took three combined top 10 finishes at the Redbird Challenge and Bobcat Invitational. (Courtesy of Illinois State Athletics)

Calloway highlights track and field’s split squad action

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | March 31, 2024

Freshman Arianna Calloway’s first place finish highlighted NIU track and field’s split squad action this weekend at the Redbird Challenge and the Bobcat Invitational.  BOBCAT INVITATIONAL The Huskies sent a majority of their top athletes, such...

NIU track and field wins two events at Cyclone Open

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | January 20, 2024

DeKALB – NIU women’s track and field team finished its day at Iowa State with wins in the 200-meter dash and high jump, while also taking four other top five finishes.  Senior Malia Watkins earned NIU’s first top finish of the day, taking first...

Blue headlines Huskies’ performance at Fighting Illini Challenge

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | April 8, 2023

DeKALB – NIU women’s track finished the Fighting Illini Challenge as junior Skylynn Blue earned the Huskies’ best finish of the one-day event.  Blue had the best individual finish for NIU, as she took second place in the 200-meter dash with...

Campbell helps Huskies finish eighth at indoor championship

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | February 26, 2023

DeKALB – NIU women’s track and field took an eighth-place team finish at the Mid-American Conference Indoor Championships behind a strong performance from fifth-year Kadeja Campbell. Campbell finished in first place for both the 200 and 400-meter...

Scout Regular highlights NIU track’s visit to South Bend

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | February 5, 2023

DeKALB – NIU women’s track and field traveled to South Bend, Indiana, for the two-day Meyo Invitational as junior Scout Regular earned her fourth straight top three finish in the 60-meter hurdles.  Regular earned a second place finish in the 60-meter...

This week in Huskie sports graphic featuring various NIU sports in action from the spring season. This weeks events include NIU hockey, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, women’s tennis and wrestling. (Harrison Linden | Northern Star)

This Week in Huskie Sports: Feb. 6, 2023

By Northern Star Sports Staff | February 3, 2023

DeKALB – NIU sports kicks off a busy week, headlined by home events from hockey, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, women’s tennis and wrestling. HOCKEY Friday, Feb. 10: vs Waldorf University, 7 p.m. Albert Lea, Minn.    Saturday,...

Huskie briefs for 5/01/12

By Dustin King | April 30, 2012

NIU baseball’s Kyle Glancy and women’s golf’s Kelsie Passolt were named the NIU Scholar Athletes of the Week for April 23 through April 29, according to a press release. Glancy, a senior marketing major, earned two saves over the weekend against...