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Scout Regular, a junior hurdler, took first in the 100-meter hurdles Saturday. Scout also took first in the 4x100-meter relay. (Nyla Owens| Northern Star)

Track and field wins seven events in Huskie Classic

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | May 7, 2023

DeKALB – NIU women’s track capped off its outdoor regular season with a home showcase, as the team earned seven first place finishes at the Huskie Classic.  Junior Scout Regular took first place in both the 100-meter hurdles and as a member of...

This Week in Huskie Sports is highlighted by baseball and softballs weekend series. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Baseball, softball highlight week of Huskie sports

By Northern Star Sports Staff | March 26, 2023

DeKALB – NIU Athletics kicks off another full slate of sports this week, headlined by baseball’s trip to Northwestern and softball’s home series with Central Michigan.  BASEBALL Tuesday, March 28: at Northwestern University, 3:30 p.m. Evanston,...

Huskies dominate at Badger Invitational

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | February 18, 2023

DeKALB – NIU women’s track and field won three events in the final indoor meet before the MAC Indoor Championships the season at the Badger Invitational in Madison, Wisconsin. Junior Scout Regular continued her impressive season with another top...

Scout and Campbell shine at Big Meet

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | February 11, 2023

DeKALB – NIU women’s track and field showcased impressive finishes at the GVSU Big Meet, including fifth-year Kadeja Campbell taking a first place finish in the 400-meter dash. Campbell took home a first place finish in the 400-meter dash with...

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.

Triple jumps requires focus for track athletes

By Ed Rietveld | April 15, 2013

There is an event in track and field where the old axiom “easy as one, two, three” rings true: the triple jump. The triple jump requires focus and technique in just a short amount of time because athletes are running at full speed. Assistant coach...

Hurdles in track and field explained

By Ed Rietveld | March 19, 2013

Imagine running full speed and trying to cross the finish line with the fastest time possible, but there are barriers that block the way. Jumping over those barriers is the only way to reach that finish line. This is what hurdlers in track and field face...

NIU track benefits from sister act

By Andrew Singer | April 6, 2011

Sibling rivalries can get ugly. Yet, there are the rare sibling rivalries that can bring out the best in people. That's the type of relationship that exists between NIU track and field sisters Darren and Jenner Sio. "I think it's a great motivation teacher,"...