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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 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 moves outdoors

By Rhema Rhea | March 24, 2014

With indoor competition behind it, track and field has its focus on outdoor meets.NIU made its outdoor debut this weekend in dramatic fashion, winning the eight-team Cougar Classic, hosted by Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and scoring 214 points.In...

Track places 1st at Cougar Classic

By Rhema Rhea | March 23, 2014

Track and field showcased its talents during the first outdoor meet and took care of business at the eight-team Cougar Classic en route to its first meet title of the season over the weekend.The Huskies’ win in Edwardsville marked the first time this...

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...

Track and field impresses at Indiana Relays

February 2, 2014

Track and field made the most out of its largest meet of the season this weekend when it visited Bloomington, Ind., for the Indiana Relays.In their third non-scoring meet of the season, the Huskies put up several personal-best performances, and they had...

Huskies headed to Indiana Relays

By Rhema Rhea | January 30, 2014

Track and field is ready for its biggest challenge of the young season.The Huskies will travel to Bloomington, Ind., for the Indiana Relays this weekend. The meet will feature 15-20 teams. NIU is coming off last weekend’s Wisconsin Elite Invitational,...

Cronin sisters on right track

By Rhema Rhea | January 27, 2014

Julie and Rebecca Cronin have continued to excel for track and field and they owe their success to each other’s support.Due to a stress fracture in her shin, Rebecca Cronin, senior middle distance runner, was forced to miss all but one meet during her...

Track and field place high

By Rhema Rhea | January 26, 2014

Track and field traveled to Madison, Wis., for the Wisconsin Elite Invitational where they had 11 athletes finish in the top five in their events this weekend.In the second non-scoring meet of the indoor season, NIU had eight Huskies who recorded personal...

Rachel Shoemaker runs cross country during the Huskie Open Nov. 10.

Track and Field finish third in first meet of year

By Rhema Rhea | January 20, 2014

In its first scoring meet of the indoor season, track and field had solid performances, resulting in a third out of 10 showing at the Illini Classic in Champaign.The weekend’s meet was won by host University of Illinois with 159 points, and second place...

Track and field ready for first meet of the season

By Rhema Rhea | January 16, 2014

The track and field team is heading to Champaign for its first meet post-winter break on Saturday as it prepares to compete in the Illini Classic.U of I’s Illini Classic is an 11-team meet, and Saturday will mark the second time in the same number of...