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Janay Mitchell

No. 10 for top 10 NIU athletes: Janay Mitchell

By James Cantagallo | April 23, 2012

Last season, NIU track and field’s Janay Mitchell battled injuries which kept her from competing. This season, the Teaneck, N.J., native is healthy and ran her way to the #10 spot in the Northern Star Top 10 Athletes of 2011-12. “There are a lot of...

Track and field takes 3rd at Lee Calhoun Memorial

By Sean Anderson | April 15, 2012

NIU track and field finished out its weekend at the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational by taking third place. The Huskies won four events on Saturday, which propelled them to finish with 126 team points. Marquette won the meet with 202 points, while host...

Frye, track and field will try to continue success versus Lee Calhoun

By Sean Anderson | April 11, 2012

NIU track and field will be in action over the weekend as they head to Macomb for the 23rd annual Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational. The Huskies are coming off a victory last weekend at the Chicagoland Intercollegiate Championships. NIU had six event...

Track and field wins Chicagoland Championships

By James Cantagallo | April 8, 2012

The cool temperatures didn’t have an affect on the NIU track and field team, as they won the Chicagoland Championships hosted by the University of Chicago Friday. The Huskies won six event titles and finished with 174 team points. The next closest team...

Mitchell no longer plagued by injuries

Mitchell no longer plagued by injuries

By James Cantagallo | April 8, 2012

Injuries haunted Janay Mitchell last season, but this season is a different story. With Mitchell no longer injured, the NIU track and field performer has been working harder, and as a result, she is tearing up the track. “She has applied herself a lot...

Courtney Oldenburg

Track and field breaks two more records

By Sean Anderson | March 19, 2012

After its success in the indoor season, NIU track and field claimed two event titles and broke two more school records at the UCF Black & Gold Challenge Saturday. The Huskies had a 15 top-five finishes and nine personal records at the meet. In the...

NIUs Courtney Oldenburg keeps her pace at the NCAA Midwest Regional last fall.

Track and field ready for MAC Indoor Championships

By Dustin King | February 22, 2012

NIU track and field will head into the postseason this weekend with the MAC Indoor Championships in Akron, Ohio.“The team dramatically improved from last year,” said NIU coach Greg Hipp. “If we just compete like we did all season, we’ll be successful.”Western...

NIU to host MAC Championships

By Katie Leb | May 3, 2011

NIU's track and field seniors will be busy the weekend of May 13-14, not only because of commencement, but also the MAC Championships. With the Championships being held at NIU for the first time in more than 30 years, the seniors will be able to participate...

Huskie Briefs: April 12

By Andrew Singer | April 11, 2011

Gonzales garners MAC POTW honor Coming off a three-hit complete game shutout over the weekend, NIU starting pitcher Jeremy Gonzales was named MAC West Co-Pitcher of the Week on Monday afternoon. This is the first time in Gonzales' four years at NIU that...

A Sio sibling rivalry

By Jimmy Johnson | April 7, 2011

Sibling rivalries can get ugly. Yet, there are the rare sibling rivalries that can bring out the best in people. That's the type of relationship that exists between NIU track and field sisters Darren and Jenner Sio. "I think it's a great motivation teacher,"...

Huskie Briefs: March 29

By Andrew Singer | March 28, 2011

Coming up golden in the field Cora Caulfield and nine other Huskies won events at the Viking Olympics hosted by Augustana College over the weekend. Caulfield broke her own school record in the discuss with a throw of 162-11. The throw was over 30 feet...

Faceoff: Which spring sport will be most successful?

By Katie Leb and Jimmy Johnson | February 21, 2011

Katie Leb: Snow's melting and the world is beginning to be a happy place again. It must mean that spring sports are hitting the field. I for one am pumped to get out in the fresh air and watch some competitive sports. Jimmy Johnson: I am too, Katie. I...