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NIU track and field: Huskies find weekend success

By Northern Star staff | April 27, 2015

Track and field produced four top-five finishes and eight top-10 finishes over the weekend at the 121st Penn Relays.Senior Latesha Bigby won the heptathlon with an NIU school record and personal best mark of 5,146 points scored. Freshman Kelsey Hildreth...

NIU track & field | Claudette Day

NIU track & field: Claudette Day topples three indoor records

By Northern Star staff | February 2, 2015

Track and field sophomore Claudette Day re-wrote the school’s indoor record book three times in two days.Day broke the program record in the 60-meter hurdles, pentathlon and long jump Friday and Saturday at the Jack Johnson Invitational at the University...

Track ‘in a better place’

By Rhema Rhea | December 1, 2014

Coming off a season that featured three new program marks and a ninth-place finish at the MAC Championships, track and field’s short- and middle-distance groups are ready to improve.Head coach Connie Teaberry and her staff welcomed a new face to their...

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 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 places third in Ball State Quadrangular

By Rhema Rhea | February 23, 2014

Track and field had one more chance for competition before next weekend’s MAC Indoor Championships when it traveled to Muncie, Ind., for the Ball State Quadrangular over the weekend.NIU left with a 115.50-point, third-place finish, beating out Miami...

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 29, 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,...

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...