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NIU track and field: Huskies break 4 outdoor school records

By Frank Gogola | March 30, 2015

Track and field set four outdoor school records over the weekend as the team competed in a pair of meets in the Lone Star state.The Huskies broke two outdoor program records at the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, and two more records at the Bobcat Invitational...

Freshman A’Iesha Irvin-Muhammad has been a standout for track and field this season. She qualified for the MAC Indoor Championships in her second meet of her career, the Illini Classic on Jan. 18.

NIU track & field: Huskies sweep MAC Athlete of Week awards

By Northern Star staff | March 25, 2015

The Huskies swept the MAC track and field weekly awards for the first time in program history Wednesday.Senior thrower Sidra Sherrill was named MAC Women’s Field Athlete of the Week and sophomore sprinter A’Iesha Irvin-Muhammad earned MAC Women’s...

NIU track & field: Huskies notch 8 wins in 1st outdoor season event

By Frank Gogola | March 23, 2015

Track and field started its outdoor season on the right foot, winning eight events over the weekend.NIU picked up the eight victories while going up against Milwaukee, Drake and host school St. Louis on Friday and Saturday at the SLU Medical Center Stadium...

NIU track & field: Huskies notch 11 top-10 finishes at Purdue

By Northern Star staff | February 16, 2015

Track and field continued its preparation for the upcoming MAC Indoor Championships this weekend at the Fred Wilt Invitational hosted by Purdue.The Huskies produced 11 top-10 finishes Friday and Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind. They’ll have one more...

NIU track & field: Huskies head to Notre Dame for premier event

By Northern Star staff | February 6, 2015

Track and field will go toe-to-toe with some top-tier competition at this weekend’s invitational.The Huskies continue their indoor season Friday and Saturday at the Meyo Invitational hosted by Notre Dame at the Loftus Sports Center in South Bend, Ind.In...

Track and field garners several honors in season debut

By Rhema Rhea | December 7, 2014

Track and field claimed 12 top-five finishes during the six-team, non-scoring Blue and Gold Invitational at Notre Dame.NIU had 14 athletes spread across nine events at the Friday event held at the Fighting Irish’s home track, the Loftus Sports Center...

Track seeks ‘great times’ in opener

By Rhema Rhea | December 3, 2014

Track and field will try to match its successful 2013 season when it starts its 2014 indoor schedule Friday at the Blue & Gold Invitational hosted by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.The field events will begin at 5 p.m. with the high jump, and the 60-meter...

Track and Field: Field setting bar high

By Rhema Rhea | December 2, 2014

Track and field has a lot of talent throughout its roster, and one of those skilled groups is the field and multi-events athletes.Sophomore Claudette Day and senior Latesha Bigby joined the team after winter break last season. They made some of the biggest...

Track and field seeks solid finish

By Rhema Rhea | May 4, 2014

Track and field will look to continue its record-breaking season as it winds down the year with the Wisconsin Open and the MAC Championships.While graduation ceremonies take place in DeKalb, the Huskies will compete at the Wisconsin Open in Madison, Wis....

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 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...