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Palmer prides self on representing Jamaica

By Frank Gogola | April 16, 2015

Freshman jumper Chennel Palmer didn’t know exactly what she had signed up for when she joined track and field 100 or so days ago.Palmer came to the United States from Jamaica in January to attend NIU. While Palmer said the competition level is higher,...

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...

Track seeks ‘great times’ in opener

By Rhema Rhea | December 3, 2014

Track and field will try to match its successful 2013 season when it starts its 2014 indoor schedule Friday at the Blue & Gold Invitational hosted by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.The field events will begin at 5 p.m. with the high jump, and the 60-meter...

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...

Bigby hurdling over records for track

Bigby hurdling over records for track

By Rhema Rhea | April 1, 2014

Junior Latesha Bigby is turning up her performance as she switches gears for the outdoor track and field season.After a successful indoor track and field season for Bigby, NIU has switched to competing outdoors, but that hasn’t changed her results....

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.

Irvin-Muhammad dominating on track

By Rhema Rhea | February 25, 2014

Freshman track and field athlete A’Iesha Irvin-Muhammad has battled through nagging feet injuries this season but has still been one of NIU’s top sprinters.Irvin-Muhammad made her name known quickly when she automatically qualified in two events for...

Day dazzles in initial semester

By Rhema Rhea | February 18, 2014

Freshman Claudette Day has made a major impact in the field events for track and field less than two months after joining the NIU program.Day, a standout track athlete and record holder at Belleville West High School, has adjusted to the college aspect...

Bingham ready for first scoring meet of NIU career

By Rhema Rhea | January 14, 2014

Vince Bingham, the new fields event coach, is gearing up for his first scoring meet of the year.Bingham has been in the coaching business since 1983. When offered the field events coaching position by Connie Teaberry, director of track and field and cross...

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