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Grad Sport Society holds marathon run

By Logan Love | April 28, 2013

Runners were greeted by the football team at the 5K Rise and Run finish line on Sunday. The Grad Sport Society (GSS) organized the event as part of its capstone course. Members of the football team were on hand to support finishing runners, sign autographs...

Track and field sees improvements in distance

By Ed Rietveld | April 8, 2013

In Greg Hipp’s two years on campus as head cross country and assistant track and field coach, he has brought NIU’s distance running programs to new heights. The cross country team has set nine school records since Hipp joined NIU, and he has translated...

How you start matters in track and field

By Ed Rietveld | March 26, 2013

In a sport like track and field, where the majority of the events the athletes are running against the clock, every 10th of a second matters. Nowhere is this fact more apparent than in sprinting events like the 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters and the...

Summer makes it easy to stay in shape

July 14, 2011

Running sucks. It is the single most life-draining exercise you can do. You know you're working out when you're dripping in sweat, your face is bright red and your lungs are on fire. Personally, if I'm working out, I'd rather be doing something (anything)...