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Track and field

Track and field

By Kelsey Brown | April 1, 2014

Rebecca Cronin placed third in the 800 meters with a school record 2:10.43 clip.

Track and field competes well in first meet

By Rhema Rhea | December 8, 2013

Track and field took to competition for the first time when it traveled to Allendale, Mich., for the Laker Early Bird on Friday.The Huskies’ opening meet was highlighted by a record 600-meter run by senior sprinter Rebecca Cronin. Cronin’s time of...

Track and field opens in Michigan

By Rhema Rhea | December 4, 2013

Track and field will dive into its first competition of the season Friday when it travels to Allendale, Mich., for the Laker Early Bird hosted by Grand Valley StateUniversity.The Laker Early Bird stops the two-year run of the Huskies opening their season...

Track and field athletes ready for season

By Rhema Rhea | December 3, 2013

Track and field has seen success these past few seasons, setting program marks, and this year they are hoping to stay on that path.Some key sprinters returning this season are seniors Rebecca Cronin and Erica Miller. Cronin is a record holder herself,...

Senior sprinter bids NIU farewell

By Ed Rietveld | May 5, 2013

Yet another outstanding career for an NIU track and field athlete is about to come to an end: that of senior sprinter Janay Mitchell. Mitchell has had a historic career as a Huskie. At the 2012 MAC outdoor meet she won three titles in the 100 meters,...

Junior Natalie Tarter leaps in the long jump event on April 23 at the Huskie Open.

Track and field to compete in championships at Akron

By Ed Rietveld | May 5, 2013

After having this weekend off, the track and field team will travel to Akron to compete in the MAC outdoor track and field championships Thursday to Saturday. The Huskies will look to improve on their 10th place finish out of 12 teams at the conference...

Senior runner reflects on team, season

By Ed Rietveld | April 29, 2013

One senior member of the track program truly personifies what it means to be a student athlete, and that’s senior Jenelle McCalla. McCalla, a sprinter and hurdler, set two school records while competing in track: One in the 400 hurdles with a time of...

Track and field completes regular season at Wisconsin

By Northern Star Staff | April 28, 2013

In its final weekend of regular-season competition NIU track and field split up and headed to Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. On Thursday and Friday, a group of athletes competed in the Penn Relays. In the 100 meters, Janay Mitchell clinched a spot in the...

Track and field prepares for triple-meet weekend

By Ed Rietveld | April 24, 2013

This weekend marks the end of the track and field outdoor regular season, and NIU will make this weekend a busy one by sending athletes to three meets. The first meet of the weekend is the Penn Relays Thursday to Saturday in Philadelphia. On Friday, NIU...

Relays take team cooperation

By Ed Rietveld | April 23, 2013

Even though track and field is primarily an individual sport there are some occasions where a team aspect comes into play: the 4x100 meter relay and the 4x400 meter relay teams. As with any sport there is a strategy in deciding who you want to take part...

Track and field utilizes coaching staff efficiently

By Ed Rietveld | April 22, 2013

In the sport of track and field, it could be argued that there are three different areas that make up one sport, which necessitates three different coaches. With the distance running, throwing and jumping and the sprinting aspects, these coaches need...

Track and field has strong showing at home tournament

By Ed Rietveld | April 21, 2013

Track and field team took full advantage of being at home this weekend as the Huskies came away with nine event titles at the Huskie open, five on the track and four in the field. Megan Gregory, senior sprinter and hurdler, came away with two titles on...