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NIU track and field: Huskies find weekend success

By Northern Star staff | April 27, 2015

Track and field produced four top-five finishes and eight top-10 finishes over the weekend at the 121st Penn Relays.Senior Latesha Bigby won the heptathlon with an NIU school record and personal best mark of 5,146 points scored. Freshman Kelsey Hildreth...

NIU track & field: Huskies notch 8 wins in 1st outdoor season event

By Frank Gogola | March 23, 2015

Track and field started its outdoor season on the right foot, winning eight events over the weekend.NIU picked up the eight victories while going up against Milwaukee, Drake and host school St. Louis on Friday and Saturday at the SLU Medical Center Stadium...

NIU track & field: Huskies notch 11 top-10 finishes at Purdue

By Northern Star staff | February 16, 2015

Track and field continued its preparation for the upcoming MAC Indoor Championships this weekend at the Fred Wilt Invitational hosted by Purdue.The Huskies produced 11 top-10 finishes Friday and Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind. They’ll have one more...

Track and field garners several honors in season debut

By Rhema Rhea | December 7, 2014

Track and field claimed 12 top-five finishes during the six-team, non-scoring Blue and Gold Invitational at Notre Dame.NIU had 14 athletes spread across nine events at the Friday event held at the Fighting Irish’s home track, the Loftus Sports Center...

Track and Field: Field setting bar high

By Rhema Rhea | December 2, 2014

Track and field has a lot of talent throughout its roster, and one of those skilled groups is the field and multi-events athletes.Sophomore Claudette Day and senior Latesha Bigby joined the team after winter break last season. They made some of the biggest...

Track and field seeks solid finish

By Rhema Rhea | May 4, 2014

Track and field will look to continue its record-breaking season as it winds down the year with the Wisconsin Open and the MAC Championships.While graduation ceremonies take place in DeKalb, the Huskies will compete at the Wisconsin Open in Madison, Wis....

Track smashes records

By Rhema Rhea | April 27, 2014

In its busiest and most competitive weekend this season, track and field put up solid marks — including record-breaking performances — across the board.Athletes were spread out Tuesday to Saturday between three meets: the Hillsdale Gina Relays in...

Bickham is new track star

By Rhema Rhea | April 21, 2014

Freshman thrower Tyra Bickham wanted to pursue a college basketball career, but her decision to switch to track has paid off since an appearance at the MAC Indoor Championships.During her time at Blue Springs High School in Blue Springs, Mo., Bickham...

Track places 1st at Cougar Classic

By Rhema Rhea | March 23, 2014

Track and field showcased its talents during the first outdoor meet and took care of business at the eight-team Cougar Classic en route to its first meet title of the season over the weekend.The Huskies’ win in Edwardsville marked the first time this...

Track and field impresses at Indiana Relays

February 2, 2014

Track and field made the most out of its largest meet of the season this weekend when it visited Bloomington, Ind., for the Indiana Relays.In their third non-scoring meet of the season, the Huskies put up several personal-best performances, and they had...