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Sophomore runner Scout Regular (left) jumps over a hurdle during the 100-meter hurdles event Saturday at the Illini Classic at Demirijan Park Stadium in Urbana, Illinois. Scout recorded a time of 14.32 seconds to take first place in the event, alongside three other NIU first-place finishes.

Huskies finish track and field regular season at Drake Relays

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | May 1, 2022

DeKALB — The track and field team brought their regular season to a close Saturday with competition at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, and the Kip Janvrin Open in Indianola, Iowa. The majority of the three-day span of competition was spent...

Moreno bonds with Huskies as new distance runner coach

Moreno bonds with Huskies as new distance runner coach

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | April 26, 2022

Jamie Moreno has demonstrated flexibility and competitiveness in his first year at NIU, but he is not a gymnast. Moreno is NIU’s newest cross country head coach and distance coach for track and field. Moreno has established himself as a fatherly...

Sophomore runner Scout Regular (left) jumps over a hurdle during the 100-meter hurdles event Saturday at the Illini Classic at Demirijan Park Stadium in Urbana, Illinois. Scout recorded a time of 14.32 seconds to take first place in the event, alongside three other NIU first-place finishes.

Track and field earns three event titles at Musco Twilight

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | April 24, 2022

DeKALB — Women’s track and field earned three victories at the Musco Twilight hosted by the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. "Another great competition for the Huskie ladies," director of track and field Connie Teaberry said in an NIU Athletics...

Senior athlete Jazmyn Smith jumps during an event April 9 at the Illini Classic in Urbana, Illinois.

Track and field team break records in weekend competition

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | April 18, 2022

DeKALB — A slew of broken records and personal bests came as women’s track and field competed at the Tom Jones Memorial Invite hosted by the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. "Florida proved to be a successful competition and the great...

Sophomore runner Scout Regular (left) jumps over a hurdle during the 100-meter hurdles event Saturday at the Illini Classic at Demirijan Park Stadium in Urbana, Illinois. Scout recorded a time of 14.32 seconds to take first place in the event, alongside three other NIU first-place finishes.

Track and field wins four events at Illini Classic

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | April 12, 2022

DeKALB — Women’s track and field took home four event titles during competition at the Illini Classic Friday and Saturday at Demirijan Park Stadium in Urbana. “It was another successful competition in the books," director of track and field Connie...

The Huskies last competed at the Meyo Invitational on Feb. 4 and 5.

Track and field takes top honors in six events at Redbird Invite

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | April 3, 2022

DeKALB — Women’s track and field took home six event victories Saturday while competing in the Redbird Invite hosted by Illinois State University Saturday in Normal. Saturday’s performance gave NIU its first event titles of the outdoor season...

The Huskies last competed at the Meyo Invitational on Feb. 4 and 5.

Track and field impresses at Texas competitions

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | March 27, 2022

DeKALB — NIU women’s track and field opened their outdoor season over the weekend, competing in two different events in Texas. The Huskies split time between the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin and the Texas State Bobcat Invitational in...

Redshirt senior guard Paulina Castro (24) walks out to greet the women’s basketball team during the starting lineup announcements March 5 on Senior Night before a game against Central Michigan at the NIU Convocation Center.

Coaches reflect on 50-year impact of Title IX on women’s sports

By Waleed Alamleh, Sports Reporter | March 22, 2022

DeKALB —  It has been 50 years since the passing of Title IX. The law has not only had an impact on women’s athletics in the past, but it can still further equality in women’s sports across the country.  What is Title IX?  2022 marks the 50-year...

Girls sue to block participation of transgender athletes

By PAT EATON-ROBB | February 12, 2020

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of three female high school runners filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to block transgender athletes in Connecticut from participating in girls sports.Selina Soule, a senior at Glastonbury High School, Chelsea...

Man who ran down 2 students faces manslaughter charges

February 7, 2020

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A man was charged with manslaughter Friday in the deaths of two suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country athletes whom he hit with his truck as they ran on a sidewalk just a day after his own son was killed in a traffic accident.Max...

Official: 2nd student dies after truck hits Oklahoma runners

By KEN MILLER | February 4, 2020

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A second suburban Oklahoma City high school student has died after a group of cross-country runners was struck by a pickup truck that authorities say was driven by man whose son was killed in a traffic crash over the weekend, a school...

The womens track and field and cross country team poses for a photo during its time volunteering at Corn Fest in downtown DeKalb.

Track and field, cross country and baseball teams contribute most community service hours among sports teams

By Jemea Green | January 27, 2020

DeKALB — Student-athletes at NIU racked up a total of 5,150 community service hours during the 2018-2019 academic year.Giving back and connecting with the community is important to NIU, according to the annual Athletics report which documents the hours...