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Outdoor track season to begin

By Ed Rietveld | March 6, 2013

This might be hard to believe with all the snow on the ground, but the outdoor track and field season is almost here. Over spring break the Huskies will compete on March 14 and 15 in the Bulls Invitational hosted by the University of South Florida in...

Throwing events techniques broken down

By Ed Rietveld | February 25, 2013

Throwing events in track and field can sometimes be overlooked since they are not as flashy as sprinting, but throwing athletes can make a big impact on the team scores. There are four throwing events in track and field: shot put, which is an event during...

Track and field finishes 10th in MAC championships

By Ed Rietveld | February 24, 2013

The indoor portion of the MAC track and field season concluded this weekend with the conference championships. NIU finished 10th out of 12 teams with 16 points. Kent State dominated, finishing first with 175 points, while the host, the Eagles of Eastern...

Track and field to finish indoor season at Eastern Michigan

By Ed Rietveld | February 20, 2013

Track and field finishes the indoor portion of its season this weekend when it competes in the MAC indoor championships Friday and Saturday at Eastern Michigan University. Last weekend, the Huskies got a taste of what the MAC championships could be like...

Track and field continues strong indoor season at Ball State

By Ed Rietveld | February 17, 2013

Track and field finished the regular portion of its indoor season with the Ball State University Quadrilateral meet Friday. The meet gave the Huskies a chance to compete against three MAC schools ahead of this weekend’s MAC indoor conference championships....

Track and field headed to Ball State meet

By Ed Rietveld | February 13, 2013

This weekend, track and field’s athletes have another opportunity to qualify for the MAC indoor championship on Feb. 22 and 23. . The Huskies are competing in the Ball State Quadrangular meet on Friday. NIU is coming off a solid performance at the Grand...

Twin track stars motivate each other and team

Twin track stars motivate each other and team

By Ed Rietveld | February 12, 2013

There is a saying that twins do everything together. Well, a pair of track and field athletes are proving that adage true. Junior twin sisters Andreanna and Alexandra Rowe are in their second year with the program after transferring in from Tennessee...

Cronnin sisters shines on the track

By Ed Rietveld | February 5, 2013

Being on the track and field team is turning into a real family affair: There are two sets of sisters on the roster. One of those sets is comprised of Julianne and Rebecca Cronin of Bartlett, Ill. Rebecca is a senior who participates in sprinting events...

Track and field faces practice issues with rough weather

By Ed Rietveld | January 29, 2013

The bad weather of Illinois winters makes it challenging for NIU’s track and field team to practice during its indoor season. This can be especially challenging for the field athletes. Currently, NIU does not have a long jump pit for long jumpers and...

Track and field finishes top 10 in Indiana

By Ed Rietveld | January 27, 2013

Track and field traveled to the University of Indiana Relays in Bloomington this weekend. Friday saw five Huskies finish in the top 10 of their events. The group was led by senior Rebecca Cronin, who won the open division of the 600 meters with a mark...

Track and field finishes seventh in Jack Johnson Classic

By Ed Rietveld | January 21, 2013

Over the weekend, track and field traveled to the Twin Cities to take part in the Jack Johnson Classic hosted by the University of Minnesota. NIU finished seventh out of ten with 25 points. The Golden Gophers won the event, while the Bisons of North Dakota...

July 2 Huskie Briefs

By Brian Thomas | July 2, 2012

Three Huskies named to All-Mac team For the second straight season in a row, NIU track and field had three team members named to the 2012 Outdoor Track & Field Academic All-Mid-American Conference team. Senior Jenner Sio and junior Jenelle McCalla...