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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...

Track and Field quartet set for NCAA West Preliminary

By Maddie Barrett | May 23, 2019

DeKALB — Four Huskies will compete in the NCAA West Preliminary Round beginning on Thursday and ending on Saturday. The three-day meet will be held in Sacramento, California. Among those competing are junior multi-event runner Remy Amarteifio, junior...

Jumper Jehvania Whyte lands MAC champion

By Jayce Eustice | February 26, 2018

Junior jumper Jehvania Whyte was a force to be reckoned with in her events, while the track and field team took seventh place Saturday in the Mid-American Conference Indoor Championships.Whyte won the triple jump with a jump of 13.13 meters, setting her...

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NIU to host Power of the Pack

By Northern Star Staff | February 7, 2018

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NIU track and field: Huskies head to Michael Johnson Classic

By Northern Star staff | April 17, 2015

Track and field will participate in its first one-day competition of the outdoor season this weekend.The Huskies will partake in the Michael Johnson Classic, which begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at Baylor's Clyde Hart Track & Field Stadium in Waco, Texas.The...

NIU track and field: Huskies compete at Chicagoland Outdoor Championships

By Tyler Tangney | April 10, 2015

Track and field will compete in the Chicagoland Outdoor Championships this weekend for its second-straight meet in Illinois.The meet begins noon Friday and continues 9 a.m. Saturday.Sophomore Claudette Day, senior Latesha Bigby and sophomore Logan Tillmon...

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 and field: Kelsey Hildreth nabs MAC Women’s Track Athlete of the Week award

By Northern Star Staff | January 13, 2015

Freshman runner Kelsey Hildreth became the second Huskie in the last three years to pick up a weekly track award from the MAC.Hildreth was honored with the MAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week Award today after her performance Saturday at the Gene...

Freshman ends year with tie for 21st in championship

By Frank Gogola | June 15, 2014

Track and field freshman Claudette Day could have been a big fish in a little pond at the IHSA track and field meet in May.Instead, Day became the second Huskie in program history to qualify for nationals and then capped off her freshman campaign at the...