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Today we salute Wharton High School senior A.J. Hampton.
Multiple state champion Mackenzie Wilson os Bolles has decided to commit to the Northwestern University in Illinois.
Northwestern head women's cross country coach April Likhite will retire from collegiate coaching after 11 seasons leading the Wildcats, Vice President for Athletics and Recreation Jim Phillips announced today (June 2).
Andrea Ostenso wrapped up her season on Thursday night in the 2015 NCAA West Preliminary Championships, finishing the 10,000m event in 37:50.36.
Andrea Ostenso is set to compete in the 10,000-meter event at the 2015 NCAA West Preliminary Championships on Thursday, May 28.
Northwestern sophomore Andrea Ostenso has qualified to run the 10,000-meter event at the 2015 NCAA West Preliminary Championship in Austin, Texas.
A school-record 15 of Northwestern's 19 varsity athletic programs received Public Recognition Awards today (May 20) as part of the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) program.
Northwestern cross country will welcome five talented runners to the team this fall, a national recruiting class coming to Evanston from Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, New Jersey & California.
Wildcats junior Renee Wellman has earned a prestigious Udall Scholarship, one of four Northwestern students honored as the University swept the elite congressional scholarship awards in 2015.
Wildcats sophomore Jena Pianin raced away from the field to win the 5,000m event on Thursday night at the Dr. Keeler Invitational on the campus of North Central College.
Northwestern's outdoor track season hits the home stretch this weekend with 13 'Cats competing at the Dr. Keeler Track & Field Meet on the campus of North Central College in Naperville.
Junior Elena Barham and sophomores Andrea Ostenso and Jena Pianin established personal bests on Thursday under the lights in the Distance Carnival at the 106th Drake Relays.
Four Wildcats runners will compete against some of the best in the nation this weekend at the 106th edition of the prestigious Drake Relays this weekend in Des Moines.
Sophomore Jena Pianin, senior Rachel Weathered and sophomore Andi Ostenso finished 4-5-6 in the 1500m event to highlight the Wildcats performance at the Illinois Twilight on Saturday.
Following a weekend off from competition, Northwestern cross country returns to the track this weekend at the Illinois Twilight on the campus of the University of Illinois.
The Northwestern cross country team saw eight student-athletes log personal best marks during a split-squad weekend at the Stanford Invitational, San Francisco State Distance Carnival and the Ted Haydon Invitational this weekend.
The Northwestern cross country team has a busy schedule ahead as the `Cats continue their outdoor season with a split-squad weekend. NU will send a total of 14 student-athletes to competitions at Stanford, San Francisco State and University of Chicago.
Northwestern cross-country kicked off the 2015 outdoor track season with a number of strong individual efforts, and one excellent relay, this weekend at the John Mitchell Alabama Relays.
Northwestern cross country is headed south to kick off the 2015 outdoor track season. The `Cats will run on Friday and Saturday at the John Mitchell Alabama Relays on the campus of the University of Alabama.
Northwestern earned All-Academic Team honors and two Wildcats, Andrea Ostenso and Jena Pianin, distinguished themselves as All-Academic individual honorees for the 2014-15 cross country season
Several personal records fell on Saturday at the Alex Wilson Invitational at Notre Dame, including Andrea Ostenso posting the best 3,000m time of any Wildcats runner this season.
After establishing ten personal records last weekend at the GVSU Big Meet, Northwestern aims to carry that momentum into a very competitive Alex Wilson Invitational on Saturday at Notre Dame.
Personal records came crashing down throughout Friday evening for Northwestern at the GVSU Big Meet, with nine different Wildcats posting career-bests at the Kelly Family Sports Center.
Northwestern cross country heads northeast this weekend to the GVSU Big Meet with a number of Wildcats scheduled to run distances for the first time in the 2015 indoor track season.
Rachel Weathered won her One-Mile heat by breaking the 5:00 mark for the first time in her career, and Andrea Ostenso established a new school record in the 5,000m race this weekend at the Meyo Invitational.
On the heels of a superb performance at the 2015 Gladstein Invitational, Northwestern's indoor track schedule continues this weekend at the Meyo Invitational and the Windy City Rumble.
On a day when five Wildcats established personal records, Andrea Ostenso earned the first win of her collegiate indoor track career with a convincing 5,000m victory at the 2015 Gladstein Invitational.
Northwestern cross country will kick off their spring indoor track schedule this Friday, Jan. 23, at The Gladstein Invitational hosted by Indiana University. Ten Wildcats will compete in Bloomington on Friday night, spread over four events during the two-day meet.
For the second-straight year and the second time in school history, Northwestern's fall student-athletes cracked the 100-award mark by earning a conference-best 102 Academic All-Big Ten honors across six sports, the B1G office announced today (Dec. 10).
April Likhite announced on Monday (Dec. 1) the Wildcats' 2015 schedule of indoor and outdoor track meets, which will see the 'Cats compete in challenging events both in Chicagoland and nationally.
Northwestern sophomores Andrea Ostenso and Jena Pianin each charged to All-Midwest Region honors by placing 15th and 16th, respectively, in Friday's NCAA Midwest Regional Championships.
The 2014 Northwestern Wildcats have been defined by consistent improvement since the start of the season, and on Friday the 'Cats will try to peak when it matters most.
Northwestern sophomore Jena Pianin provided a career-best 6K effort and placed 22nd overall in the individual standings, leading the Wildcats at the 2014 Big Ten Championships in Iowa City.
After more than two months of training, Northwestern joins the rest of 14-team Big Ten Conference at the 2014 Big Ten Cross Country Championships hosted Iowa on Sunday.
Junior Rachel Weathered placed 11th in a field of 77 runners and Northwestern walked away with a third-place showing in Friday's Illini Open hosted by the University of Illinois.
Northwestern Cross Country will line up one final time before heading to next week's Big Ten Championships, heading to the University of Illinois Friday for the 2014 Illini Open.
Northwestern sophomore Jena Pianin cut more than 30 seconds off her previous-best 6K time to lead the Wildcats at Saturday morning's Pre-Nationals meet in Terre Haute.
Just as they will for the NCAA Championships six weeks from now, the eyes of the collegiate cross country world will focus squarely on Terre Haute, Ind., Saturday for the NCAA Pre-Nationals event.
Northwestern junior Rachel Weathered paced the Wildcats lineup in Saturday morning's Lucian Rosa Invitational hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
Head coach April Likhite's Northwestern Wildcats are back in action Saturday morning at the 28th annual Lucian Rosa Invitational hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
Jena Pianin put forth a career performance at the Notre Dame Invitational Friday, dropping nearly 90 seconds below her previous 5K career best to earn a top-20 finish.
Northwestern's competitive season hits full stride this Friday when it participates in the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend.
As Northwestern enters the heart of its competitive season this fall, be sure to follow the 'Cats on each of their social media channels.
ompeting at the championship 6K distance for the first time this season, Northwestern claimed a third-place team finish at Saturday morning's Big Ten Preview meet hosted by Iowa.
After an early-season warm-up at Wisconsin, Northwestern is set for an important first 6K opportunity of the season this Saturday (Sept. 20) at the Big Ten Preview Meet hosted by Iowa.
One week later than anticipated, Northwestern raised the curtain on the 2014 season with a second-place finish at the Badger Classic hosted by Wisconsin Friday night.
After Northwestern's first attempt to open the 2014 season was rained out last week, the Wildcats are eager for their debut Friday evening at the Badger Season-Opener hosted by Wisconsin.
The fall running season is in full swing in Chicago, and community members are invited to join NU Cross Country for the Fall 5K Race Series beginning Tuesday, Sept. 16.
Northwestern was unable to open its 2014 season Friday night when its debut meet, the NIU Night Race hosted by Northern Illinois, was canceled due to severe weather in the DeKalb area.
Since arriving back on campus, April Likhite's 2014 Wildcats squad has been working hard to prepare for the start of their competitive season, which gets underway at the season-opening NIU Night Race on Friday evening.
Head coach April Likhite announced Wednesday that 2013 alum Audrey Huth, one of the most successful runners in Northwestern program history, has been hired as an assistant coach.
Northwestern University's student body is just now dispersing for the summer, but the official start of the NU cross country season is only 10 weeks away, as noted by today's release of the Wildcats' 2014 schedule.
With the start of the 2014 season not far off, head coach April Likhite on Wednesday introduced the sixth and final member of her incoming freshman class, Wisconsin native Kinsey Harmon.
Northwestern's final outing of the 2014 spring track season took the Wildcats to nearby North Central College in Naperville, where NU joined other area schools at the annual Dr. Keeler Track & Field Meet.
Northwestern head coach April Likhite announced today the five individuals making up her 2014 signing class, a group composed of high achievers in their high school running and academic careers.
Northwestern made its presence known at another Chicagoland track and field event this weekend, entering a handful of competitors at the DePaul Blue Demon Open and claiming top honors in both the 1,500 and 3K events on Saturday.
Northwestern joined a host of colleges and universities from Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin competing this weekend at the annual Chicagoland Championships hosted by Lewis University.
Fresh off of spring break, Northwestern returned to competition this weekend at the WUSTL Invitational hosted by Washington University in St. Louis.
Northwestern split its squad to enter in a pair of competitive track events this weekend, with representatives at both the Alex Wilson Invitational hosted by Notre Dame and the Margaret Bradley Invite at the University of Chicago.
As spring arrives in Chicago, Northwestern Cross Country is inviting runners of all ages and abilities to participate in its upcoming 5K Race Series on NU's scenic lakefront running path.
Northwestern took to the track for the second time this spring on Friday, competing at the Chicagoland Championships hosted by North Central College.
Northwestern opened its season of winter quarter track competition Saturday as it joined a collection of top runners from across the Midwest at the Meyo Invitational hosted by Notre Dame.
Click the video above to see NU head coach April Likhite and sophomore Megan O'Brien recap Northwestern's 2013 season.
Northwestern head coach April Likhite and the Wildcats have reconvened following winter break and begun preparations for their upcoming spring track schedule.
For the first time in school history, Northwestern's fall student-athletes cracked the 100-award mark by earning a conference-best 104 Academic All-Big Ten honors across six sports, the B1G office announced today (Dec. 11).
Northwestern invites all aspiring female runners between sixth and 12th grade to attend the 2014 Northwestern Cross Country Camp, June 26-29, in Evanston.
In what was likely the final meet of her collegiate career, senior Libby Kocha recorded a career-best 6K time of 20:57.3 at the NCAA Cross Country Midwest Regional Championships Friday at Iowa State University.
After two weeks of final preparations, Northwestern is ready to compete at the 2013 NCAA Division I Midwest Regional Cross Country Championships Friday afternoon in Ames, Iowa.
Northwestern freshman Jena Pianin was the top overall female finisher at the NIU Huskie Open hosted by Northern Illinois Friday afternoon, posting a 5K time of 18:24.85 in the process.
Northwestern Cross Country will be well represented at the second-annual NIU Community Run hosted by Northern Illinois Friday afternoon. The open meet begins at 4:30 p.m. CT and will see the Wildcats compete on the 5K NIU North 40 Cross Country Course.
A Northwestern roster replete with talented underclassmen competed Saturday at the 2013 Big Ten Cross Country Championships hosted by Purdue.
After countless hours of preparation and training over the last 10 weeks, the Wildcats are ready to run down their team and individual goals at the 2013 Big Ten Cross Country Championships hosted by Purdue.
Northwestern Cross Country is inviting all girls in grades 3-8 to the campus of Northwestern University for a FREE Running Clinic on Sunday, Nov. 10!
Northwestern freshman Ellen Patterson and sophomore Jessie Baloga paced the Wildcats in their appearance at Friday's Illini Open hosted by the University of Illinois, finishing third and fourth overall in a field of 56 runners.
With much of the Northwestern roster in training for next week's Big Ten Championships, the Wildcats will also be well represented at Friday's Illini Open 5K meet in Urbana, Ill.
Against one of the most nationally competitive pre-championship fields assembled this season, Northwestern placed 34th at the 2013 Wisconsin Adidas Invitational at the Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course Saturday afternoon in Madison.
orthwestern, ranked No. 6 in the most recent USTFCCCA Midwest Regional poll, is set for one of its premier meets of the regular season, the fifth annual Wisconsin Adidas Invitational Saturday in Madison.
Northwestern sophomore Elena Barham was the recipient of Big Ten Cross Country Runner of the Week honors, the conference announced Tuesday.
Northwestern placed four runners among the top 15 at the Lucian Rosa Invitational hosted by Wisconsin-Parkside Saturday morning, good enough to earn the 'Cats a first-place finish in the team standings out of 25 entered squads.
After racing in muddy, difficult conditions on multiple occasions early in the 2013 season, it appears the Wildcats will have sunny skies and ideal temperatures for this Saturday's 27th annual Lucian Rosa Invitational Saturday in Kenosha, Wis.
Northwestern walked away with a 12th-place finish in the competitive Blue Division race at the 58th annual Notre Dame Adidas Invitational Friday afternoon in South Bend.
After two weeks away from competition with the opportunity to focus on their training, Northwestern Cross County re-laces their shoes for the 58th annual Notre Dame Adidas Invitational Friday.
Northwestern's top runners made the most of their initial 6K test this season, running to a fourth-place team finish at the Dartmouth Invitational in Hanover, N.H., Saturday morning.
Following a successful start to the season a week ago, Northwestern takes the next step on Saturday with its first set of full-length competitions.
Northwestern senior Michelle Moriset has been named the Big Ten Runner of the Week on the heels of her first-place finish at the Badger Season-Opener meet Friday evening.
Getting its first race experience of the 2013 season, Northwestern finished first in the team standings at the Badger Season-Opener meet hosted by the University of Wisconsin Friday in Madison.
With the start of its 2013 season delayed one week by a canceled meet, Northwestern is ready to officially kick off the campaign at Friday's Badger Season-Opener meet hosted by Wisconsin.
The UIC Home Opener event originally scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 31 in Palos Heights, Ill., has been canceled with no make-up date announced.
A Northwestern squad hungry for its first competitive run of the 2013 season will have that opportunity Saturday (Aug. 31) in Chicago's southwest suburbs, competing at the UIC Home Opener.
Once again this fall, Northwestern is inviting runners of all ages and abilities to participate in its upcoming 5K Race Series on NU's scenic lakefront running path.
Joining many of the nation's top runners in one of the sport's premier events, Northwestern freshman Camille Blackman excelled in this weekend's 5K competition at the U.S. Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines.
Northwestern rising sophomore Camille Blackman is set to join the field in the 5,000-meter race at this week's USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.
A Northwestern team excited to capitalize on its success of the 2012 campaign announced its 2013 fall schedule on Thursday, a slate that begins Saturday, Aug. 31, at nearby Illinois-Chicago.
Members of the Northwestern wrestling and cross country teams volunteered their time at the 2013 Dewey Fun Run at Dewey Elementary on Friday, May 17. The Wildcats spent the evening assisting at various activity stations and also provided support for students that ran or walked the track to raise money.
Northwestern head coach April Likhite announced today the addition of a sixth member of her incoming 2013 freshman recruiting class.
orthwestern spent its Saturday afternoon competing at the Drake Alternative Meet hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, taking advantage of ideal conditions to post several personal-best times.
Northwestern Cross Country will continue its slate of spring track meets as it travels to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater this Saturday to participate in the Drake Alternative Invite.
Northwestern Cross Country has announced dates and details for its Spring 5K Race Series, a trio of fun 5K races held on the scenic lakefront of NU's Evanston campus.
individual victories in both the 5K and 1,500-meter events, Northwestern had a strong performance at Saturday's Huskie/Blue Demon Classic hosted by Northern Illinois on Saturday.
orthwestern Cross Country is returns to the track this weekend when it heads to nearby Northern Illinois University for the Huskie Open Saturday in DeKalb.
Northwestern returned from a two-week layoff from competition at this weekend's Chicagoland Championships hosted by Lewis University, where the 'Cats entered 14 runners in the 5K race and one in the 10K event.
orthwestern wrapped up the indoor track portion of its spring schedule this weekend, competing in both Notre Dame's Alex Wilson Invitational and the Pointer Last Chance Meet at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Northwestern is set for its final weekend of indoor track competition before a one-month hiatus prior to the start of the competitive outdoor season.
Northwestern Cross Country, which placed fourth at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships in 2012, was recognized Monday by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for its academic achievements.
Joining nine other area schools at Saturday's Margaret Bradley Invitational, Northwestern posted a host of fast times across four indoor track events to continue its competitive spring track schedule.
Northwestern's competitive track season rolls on this weekend with a trip to the South Side and an appearance at the University of Chicago's Margaret Bradley Invitational.
Head coach April Likhite introduced Monday the five newcomers who will join the Northwestern Cross Country family in time for the 2013 season.
Northwestern hit the ground running in its spring track season over the weekend, competing at Notre Dame's Meyo Invitational while also sending three runners to the 2013 USA Cross Country Championships in St. Louis, Mo.
Frigid temperatures in the month of January have not kept Northwestern Cross Country from preparing for its 2013 spring competition schedule, which kicks off this weekend on two fronts.
With the start of the academic winter quarter at Northwestern, head coach April Likhite and the Wildcats have turned their attention to a challenging slate of spring track competitions.
Northwestern earned more than 90 Academic All-Big Ten awards during the fall sports season for the second-consecutive year, winning 95 honors in six sports to top the Big Ten in honorees per program, the conference office announced today (Dec. 6).
Northwestern invites all aspiring runners between sixth and 12th grade to attend the 2013 Northwestern Cross Country Camp, June 28-July 1, in Evanston.
Northwestern Cross Country ended its 2012 campaign on an extremely high note, earning a fourth-place finish out of 31 teams at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships hosted by Missouri State University Friday afternoon.
Head coach April Likhite's Northwestern squad is prepped and ready to compete at the 2012 NCAA Midwest Regional Championships, set to go off at noon CT Friday.
Northwestern took advantage of its opportunity to compete at the NIU Community Run hosted by Northern Illinois Friday afternoon, putting the cap on a successful season for many of the Wildcats' younger competitors.
Northwestern Cross Country will be well represented at the inaugural NIU Community Run hosted by Northern Illinois Friday afternoon.
A pair of Michigan natives returned to their home state and posted top-25 finishes to lead Northwestern at the 2012 Big Ten Women's Cross Country Championships hosted by Michigan State.
Poised and ready to take the next step in what has been a stellar season, Northwestern Cross Country joins the rest of the conference Sunday in East Lansing, Mich., for the 2012 Big Ten Cross Country Championships.
Northwestern senior Audrey Huth (Shelby, Mich./Utica) took advantage of a fast course and a nationally competitive field to break her own 6K school record at Friday's Wisconsin Adidas Invitational in Madison.
As Northwestern hits the stretch run in its preparation for championship season, head coach April Likhite is set to see her squad compete in two important meets Friday.
Northwestern was well-represented at the Sean Earl Loyola Lakefront Invitational in Chicago Saturday, placing fourth as a team out of more than 50 squads in attendance.
Northwestern stared down a highly competitive field at the Notre Dame Invitational Friday and didn't blink, placing sixth out of 18 teams in the meet's Blue Division at UND's Burke Golf Course.
Northwestern, ranked No. 5 in the current USTFCCCA Midwest Regional rankings, resumes competition Friday when it lines up for the 26th annual Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind. The Wildcats will compete in Friday's 5K Blue Division race, scheduled to begin at 3:15 p.m. CT.
Northwestern senior Audrey Huth received her second career Big Ten Runner of the Week award Tuesday in recognition of her performance at last week's Spartan Invite. Huth placed second in a field of 309 runners, including squads from Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State.
Northwestern senior Audrey Huth ran to a second-place finish against a competitive Big Ten-laden field, leading all NU finishers in the Spartan Invitational Friday afternoon in East Lansing.
Northwestern looks to replicate its success at last week's season-opening meet when it lines up for the Spartan Invitational hosted by Michigan State Friday afternoon in East Lansing.
Northwestern made the most of its first taste of competition this fall, placing four runners in the top five and seven in the top 10 to claim first place in the team standings at NIU's Huskie Open Friday evening.
With months of offseason training and preseason preparation behind them, Northwestern is ready to open the 2012 cross country season Friday evening at the NIU Invitational hosted by Northern Illinois.
This fall, all members of the Northwestern and Chicagoland communities are invited to participate in the inaugural Northwestern 5K Race Series hosted by NU Cross Country. The trio of fun 5K races will be held on the scenic path along Lake Michigan on the Northwestern campus, with the starting line located adjacent to NU's Lakeside Field athletic complex.
Coming off a 2011 season in which it ran to its best Big Ten and NCAA Regional Championship finishes in nearly a decade, Northwestern on Monday released its competition schedule for the upcoming 2012 campaign.
In the final outing of what has been a spring track season replete with personal bests, Northwestern cross country impressed once again at the Dr. Keeler Invitational at North Central College Thursday evening.
Northwestern's trip to Milwaukee for the Marquette Invitational this weekend was a memorable one, with juniors Allegra Mayer and Audrey Huth in particular leaving their mark on the event.
Looking to continue the pattern of recent success, head coach April Likhite's Northwestern squad will travel to Milwaukee this Saturday to compete at the 2012 Marquette Invitational.
Northwestern cross country competed against many of the Midwest's top runners on two fronts this weekend, traveling to Indiana University's Polytan Invitational as well as the DePaul Invite in Chicago. The 'Cats continued their trend this spring of lowering their lifetime personal bests, with NU runners taking first place in the 5K race at both meets.
Northwestern took advantage of ideal weather conditions and ran to multiple personal bests at the competitive Chicagoland Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships Friday at the Ted Haydon Track in Chicago.
Following a respite in its offseason track schedule for final exams and spring break, Northwestern competed at the University of Chicago's Ted Haydon Invitational Saturday, posting low times in a number of events.
Northwestern head coach April Likhite has announced the addition of Camille Blackman (Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow) to her incoming 2012 recruiting class. Blackman is a four-time qualifier for the Massachusetts state championship meet, finishing as the runner-up as a senior in 2011.
Northwestern split its squad this weekend to enter in a pair of NCAA Last Chance meets, running against tough competition from the Midwest and across the country at Notre Dame's Alex Wilson Invitational and North Central College's Last Chance Qualifier.
After a two-week hiatus, head coach April Likhite's squad returns to the track this Friday, sending representatives to Notre Dame's Alex Wilson Invitational as well as North Central College's Last Chance Qualifier in Naperville.
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Northwestern cross country this summer will host Camp Run Wild, a cross country camp for girls in grades 6-12 that seeks to provide a foundation for summer training programs and upcoming fall seasons. Hosted on the beautiful Northwestern University campus, the overnight camp is scheduled for Sunday, July 15 through Wednesday, July 18.
A handful of Northwestern runners competed unattached at Saturday's Margaret Bradley Invitational hosted by the University of Chicago and put together strong efforts in the 5K event.
Northwestern head cross country coach April Likhite announced today the 10 members of her 2012 incoming freshman class, a group that draws on six states and adds to a roster that returns many of its top performers from a successful 2011 campaign.
Northwestern completed its first spring track meet of the season on Saturday, with three Wildcats running in both the 5K and 3K events at Notre Dame's Meyo Invitational.
Distance standouts Allison Jacobsen and Renee Wellman spent the past four years as teammates for North Central High School. Now the duo will spend another four years together when they head to Evanston, Illinois to run for Northwestern University.
Northwestern gets underway with its spring track schedule this weekend, traveling to the Meyo Invitational hosted by Notre Dame on Friday and Saturday. It marks the first of approximately 13 events in which the NU cross country team will compete during the spring training season.
Northwestern cross country alum Rachel Evjen Booth competed Saturday in the 2012 United States Olympic Marathon Team Trials in Houston, placing 31st at the event out of more than 150 entrants. Evjen Booth completed the 26.2-mile course in a time of 2:37:59, only 12 minutes off the winning time.
With the 2011 cross country season in the books, Northwestern head coach April Likhite and her team are already looking ahead to a competitive series of spring track meets. Likhite today released the 'Cats' 2012 track schedule, which will see NU compete against top runners from the Midwest and the nation between February and May.
Northwestern cross country enjoyed one of its finest performances in recent history Saturday, claiming fifth place out of 28 teams at the 2011 NCAA Midwest Regional Championships hosted by Northern Illinois. It marks the Wildcats' highest finish at the regional meet since 2000 and matches their best showing since the program returned to varsity status in 1998.
Following a memorable performance at the Big Ten Championships and with two additional weeks of training under their belts, the Wildcats are ready to compete in Saturday's NCAA Midwest Regional Championships hosted by Northern Illinois. Start time at the NIU North 40 Course in DeKalb is set for 1:15 p.m.
Bolstered by an All-Big Ten performance by junior Audrey Huth, Northwestern earned an eighth-place finish in the team standings at the 2011 Big Ten Cross Country Championships hosted by Illinois Saturday, its best showing at the conference meet since placing seventh in 2002.
Northwestern already has put together a season marked by strong team finishes and individual personal bests, but the stakes are raised this weekend when the Wildcats take the line at the 2011 Big Ten Cross Country Championships hosted by Illinois. The women's 6K race will go off at 11:45 a.m. Sunday at the U of I Arboretum in Champaign.
Northwestern, ranked No. 5 in the USTFCCCA Midwest Regional poll, placed seven runners in the top 10 to win the Illini Open at the U of I Arboretum in Champaign Friday evening. Sophomore Michelle Moriset, making her 2011 season debut, led the way for NU with her 5K time of 18:30, good for second in the field of 34 competitors.
Fifteen Northwestern runners head downstate on Friday to compete in the 5K Illini Open hosted by Illinois, the same course that will serve as host of the 2011 Big Ten Championships in just one week. The meet is a chance for several runners to secure a chance to run for Northwestern in the conference meet.
Northwestern junior Audrey Huth came within two seconds of matching her own 6K school record set last year, placing 22nd at Friday's Wisconsin adidas Invitational with a time of 20:37 at the Zimmer Cross Country Course.
Following a week away from competition, Northwestern heads north this weekend for the third-annual Wisconsin adidas Invitational in Madison. Start time for the women's 6K race on Friday is set for 1 p.m. at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course.
Northwestern, ranked No. 7 in the USTFCCCA Midwest Regional poll, ran to a second-place finish in the Gold Division of the adidas Notre Dame Invitational at the Notre Dame Golf Course Friday afternoon in South Bend. Junior Audrey Huth won the 5K race with a season-best time of 17:29, 16 seconds better than her closest competitor.
Head coach April Likhite and Northwestern continue to build toward championship season, heading to South Bend, Ind., this weekend to compete in the adidas Notre Dame Invitational on Friday. The Wildcats have climbed to a No. 7 ranking in the USTFCCCA Midwest Region following a solid showing at last week's Roy Griak Invitational.
Northwestern, ranked No. 8 in the USTFCCCA Midwest Regional poll, took on many of the nation's top squads and placed 16th during the 26th running of the Roy Griak Invitational hosted by Minnesota Saturday. Junior Audrey Huth again paced NU, finishing 17th out of 272 entrants and completing a difficult 6K course in a time of 21:08.
On Saturday, Northwestern makes its first trip back to the prestigious Roy Griak Invitational hosted by Minnesota since 2009, joining 25 other programs from across the country in the Women's Gold Race. NU's strong team showings in the first two meets of the year have allowed the 'Cats to move up to No. 8 in the USTFCCA Midwest Region Cross Country rankings.
Northwestern placed eight runners in the top 10 at the Huskie Open hosted by Northern Illinois Saturday morning to earn its second straight first-place team finish to open the 2011 campaign. Leading the way was junior Audrey Huth, who took second overall with her time of 17:57.
Northwestern sets out to match last week's strong first performance of the season when it travels to the Huskie Open hosted by Northern Illinois on Saturday. Start time for the race in DeKalb is scheduled for 10 a.m. CT.
Northwestern junior Audrey Huth is the co-recipient of the inaugural Big Ten Runner of the Week honor of the 2011 season, the conference announced on Tuesday. Huth took first place at the season-opening 5K Crusader Open, helping the Wildcats also claim first in the meet's team standings.
On a hot and humid afternoon in Valparaiso, Ind., Northwestern opened its 2011 season on a high note with a first-place finish at the Crusader Open on Friday. Junior Audrey Huth set the pace for the field of 80 competitors, running the only sub-18-minute 5K on the day to nab first.
orthwestern is on the cusp of beginning the 2011 season Friday at Valparaiso's Crusader Open, kicking off the eighth campaign under the direction of head coach April Likhite. Likhite returns one of the most experienced squads of her tenure as she welcomes back 22 letterwinners, including all seven who competed for NU at last year's NCAA Regional Championship meet.
After completing a rigorous spring track schedule, Northwestern head coach April Likhite has announced her team's schedule of competitions for the 2011 cross country season, which gets underway Saturday, Sept. 3 at the UIC Home Opener in Palos Hills.
YWCA Evanston/North Shore is hosting its 12th annual "Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate" at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, June 19. The event is dedicated to the honor of the former Northwestern men's basketball coach.
Northwestern recently wrapped up its 2011 spring track season at the Dr. Keeler Invitational hosted by North Central College, where sophomore all-region performer Audrey Huth won the 5K event in 16:57.50.
In its final meet of the spring track season, Northwestern put together yet another collection of strong performances at the Wisconsin Twilight Invitational last weekend. NU runners claimed first-place finishes in the 1500-meter, 3K and 3K steeplechase events.
A group of seven Northwestern runners competed in the 102nd running of the prestigious Drake Relays in Des Moines on Thursday, with sophomore Audrey Huth leading the way with a sixth-place finish in the 5K. Huth crossed in 16:50.63, cutting nearly 40 seconds off her time at the Drake Relays a year ago.
Northwestern's spring track competition schedule reaches its pinnacle this week when the Wildcats compete at the 2011 edition of the prestigious Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday. Seven NU runners are slated to take to the track to take on the nation's best in the 5K, 10K and 4x1600-meter races.
Northwestern continued to make the most of its spring track schedule this weekend, achieving a handful of career personal bests for the second meet in a row at the DePaul D-I Invite on Saturday. NU claimed three first-place finishes on the day, topping the field in the 800 and 1,500-meter races as well as the 3K steeplechase.
Northwestern's spring track schedule rolls on this weekend with a second-straight Chicagoland area meet, this time competing at the DePaul D-I Invite Saturday in DePaul.
Northwestern head coach April Likhite and her staff will host the 2011 Northwestern Cross Country Camp, June 27-30, on the NU campus in Evanston. The camp is open to runners of all experience levels in grades six through 12 and will offer instruction on topics including training, conditioning, goal-setting, nutrition and mental preparation.
Northwestern completed a successful showing at the Chicagoland Championships hosted by the University of Chicago this weekend, as three different Wildcats won mid-distance events.
Continuing a rigorous spring track schedule, Northwestern sent competitors to Notre Dame's Alex Wilson Invitational as well as the North Central College Last Chance Meet on Friday, setting numerous personal bests along the way.
Northwestern's spring season got underway in full force Saturday as NU competed in Purdue's Boilermaker Open while freshman Lexie Goldsmith ran for the USA in the 2011 NACAC Championships in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Goldsmith completed the 4K course in 14:32 to place 12th overall, fourth among U.S. runners.
Northwestern head coach April Likhite announced Monday two new additions to the Wildcats cross country program for the fall of 2011, Maddie Elkins (Stamford, Conn./Westhill) and Elizabeth Fierro (Northport, N.Y./Northport).
For the second year in a row, Northwestern was well-represented at the U.S. Cross Country Championships, this year sending sophomore Audrey Huth and freshmen Michelle Moriset and Lexie Goldsmith to the national trials event in San Diego.
Motivated to create a school-specific action plan for promoting wellness and preventing substance abuse among student-athletes, members of the Northwestern Athletics community traveled to Austin, Texas, to represent NU in the 20th annual APPLE Conference last weekend.
Led by a program-record 32 football honorees, Northwestern broke its own school record for Academic All-Big Ten awards in a single-sport season with 90 winners in six fall sports, the conference office announced today (Dec. 2).
As Northwestern's first representative at the NCAA Championships since 2002, sophomore Audrey Huth endured a blustery day at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course but managed to finish the 6K race in 21:58.5 on Monday afternoon. Huth placed 174th against a field of more than 250 of the nation's top female runners.
Northwestern learned on Sunday that sophomore Audrey Huth's stellar season will continue after Huth received a bid to the NCAA Championships hosted by Indiana State on Monday, Nov. 22. Huth becomes the first Wildcat to reach the NCAA Championships since NU qualified for the event as a team in 2002.
Northwestern posted its best finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet since 2003 on Saturday, taking 11th thanks in part to a 17th-place individual showing by sophomore Audrey Huth.
Northwestern has spent the last two weeks preparing for its second championship meet of the season, the NCAA Midwest Regional hosted by Bradley on Sunday. The meet kicks off with the women's 6K race at 11 a.m. CT on Bradley's Newman Golf Course.
Northwestern sophomore Audrey Huth placed 20th at the 2010 Big Ten Championships Sunday in Wisconsin, the highest individual finish by a Wildcat at the meet since Diana Hossfield placed 17th in 2003. Northwestern placed 10th in the team standings, with Michigan State claiming the conference championship.
Northwestern will begin its championship season this Sunday at Wisconsin, joining the rest of the conference at the 2010 Big Ten Championships. The 6K race is set to get underway at 10:45 a.m. on Wisconsin's Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course, which recently opened in the fall of 2009.
Northwestern freshman Nicole Oliver paced all NU runners and took fourth place overall with a 5K time of 18:15 as the Wildcats finished in a tie for first place at the Illini Open Friday in Champaign. Oliver was followed by junior Abby Tracy and sophomore Lauren Neuschel in fifth and sixth overall, respectively.
Northwestern is one of eight schools competing at the Illini Open Friday afternoon in Champaign, contributing to the largest field (86 runners) in the three-year history of the event. Eighteen Wildcats are entered in the event where a year ago Ashley Greenwell (pictured) led all NU finishers as the 'Cats took third overall.
Northwestern first-year volunteer cross country coach Jordan Horwitz (pictured) competed in the 2010 Chicago Marathon on Oct. 10 and finished the race in outstanding fashion. Horwitz recorded a time of 2:24:24 to place 41st overall and 13th in the 20-24 year old age group.
Taking on a field of the nation's top runners, Northwestern sophomore Audrey Huth ran a personal-best 6K time of 21:10 and placed 41st overall at the Pre-National Invitational hosted by Indiana State on Saturday. NU's score of 570 points was good for 25th in the 40-team field.
Running on the same course that will host the NCAA Midwest Regional meet in November, a strong contingent of Wildcat runners took sixth place at the Bradley Classic in Peoria Friday afternoon. Molly Waterhouse (pictured) placed first among NU runners and ninth overall, finishing the 6K course in 21:39.
Northwestern, ranked No. 11 in the USTFCCCA Midwest Region, will be sending representatives to two quality meets this weekend -- the Pre-Nationals event in Terre Haute, Ind., and the Bradley Classic in Peoria. All Wildcat runners will be sporting pink shoelaces in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
After competing in the 10K event at the U.S. Track and Field nationals this summer, former Northwestern cross country standout Rachel Evjen Booth continues to make her mark in elite distance events across the country. Booth recently ran a 1:14.46 in the San Jose Rock and Roll Half Marathon to earn a spot in the U.S. Olympic marathon trials in January, 2012.
Chicago's usually-picturesque lakefront was anything but on Saturday, offering consistent winds of over 30 miles per hour and dropping blustering rain for the duration of the 38th annual Loyola Lakefront Invitational. Nevertheless, Northwestern placed six runners in the top 22 -- led once again by sophomore Audrey Huth -- to win the event with a meet-low 53 points.
Northwestern will participate in one largest and longest-running collegiate cross country meets in the nation Saturday, the 38th annual Loyola Lakefront Invitational at Montrose Harbor in Chicago. The Wildcats finished fifth at the meet in 2009 after placing first overall in 2008.
Northwestern followed up its overall team victory at the season-opening Badger Cross Country Classic with another strong outing Friday, placing first out of 31 colleges and universities in the Illinois Intercollegiates event hosted by Illinois State. Sophomore Audrey Huth (pictured, far right) placed first overall in 17:35 while Sophie Ewald took second in 17:43.
Coming off a strong performance at the season-opening Badger Cross Country Classic, Northwestern will try to replicate that success in its first 5K race of the year Friday at the Illinois Intercollegiates meet hosted by Illinois State. NU is one of 40 colleges and universities from around the Land of Lincoln scheduled to compete.
Northwestern head coach April Likhite was inducted this weekend into Green Bay Preble High School's Athletic Hall of Fame as part of the school's inaugural induction class. Likhite was a four-time all-state cross country honoree during her career and won a state championship in the 3,200-meter track race in 1989.
In its 2010 season debut, Northwestern outclassed the field at the Badger Cross Country Classic hosted by Wisconsin and placed first out of eight teams Friday evening. Running in her first cross country meet since 2008, Sophie Ewald raced to a second-place overall finish in the 4K event, crossing less than a second out of first in 14:19.2.
Entering its seventh overall season under head coach April Likhite (pictured), Northwestern kicks off the 2010 season Friday at the Badger Cross Country Classic hosted by Wisconsin. NU and No. 26 Wisconsin are the lone Big Ten schools competing in the meet, which is slated to begin at 5 p.m. CT at UW's Zimmer Cross Country Course.
Northwestern head coach April Likhite has announced the addition of Patricia Loughlin, a 2009 graduate of Duke, to the Wildcat Cross Country family as an assistant coach. Loughlin (pictured), a two-year team captain for the Blue Devils, earned All-American honors in the steeplechase as a senior and was a member of the nation's No. 1-ranked track and field program.
Northwestern head coach April Likhite continues to grow her already young and talented 2010 roster, announcing on Monday the addition of four incoming freshmen to her team. The four newcomers double the number of Likhite's previously announced freshman class, which looks to make its presence known right away beginning with NU's season-opener on Sept. 3.
Thirty-nine Wildcats from 14 of Northwestern's varsity programs have been named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars, announced today (July 15) by the conference office. That total is two more than earned the honor in its inaugural edition last year.
Northwestern Olympic sports will make at least ten appearances on the Big Ten Network this fall. The Wildcat men's soccer and volleyball programs will each play three televised games, women's soccer will have a pair of BTN games and field hockey and cross country will each make appearances as well.
With the start of the 2010 cross country season drawing near, seventh-year head coach April Likhite announced on Friday her team's race schedule for the fall. NU is slated to compete within the state of Illinois on six occasions, including the Loyola Lakefront Invitational at Montrose Beach in Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 2.
Former Northwestern cross country standout Rachel Evjen Booth, arguably the most decorated runner in Wildcat history, will compete Thursday at the 2010 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. Evjen Booth will race in the 10,000-meter event, which is scheduled to go off at 8:55 p.m. CT.
Running as an unattached competitor, Northwestern's Sophie Ewald (pictured) claimed second place in the 5K at the Chicago Penultimate hosted by the University of Chicago Saturday, setting a personal best with a time of 16:51.09.
Northwestern traveled to the 2010 Wisconsin Twilight Invitational hosted by Wisconsin last weekend where freshman Audrey Huth led the Wildcats with a win in the 3,000-meter run (9:39.85) and sophomore teammate Sophie Ewald (pictured) placed second in the same race (9:47.12). The pair dominated the field by finishing nearly a minute ahead of their closest competitors.
As its competitive spring track schedule rolls on, Northwestern will be running on two fronts this weekend beginning at the prestigious Drake Relays Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa. NU's Sophie Ewald (pictured) and Audrey Huth are in the 5K field while Ashley Greenwell will be running the 10K at the Drake Relays, which this week is hosting more than 7,200 track and field athletes from around the world.
The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association recently announced its list of Division I teams that qualified for the USTFCCA All-Academic Team award. Northwestern was among those recognized for its academic excellence, checking in with a 3.45 overall team GPA.
Northwestern competed in this weekend's Chicagoland Championships hosted by the University of Chicago on Friday where it saw a bevy of runners cruise past their previous career bests in the 5K. Among them were freshman Audrey Huth and sophomore Sophie Ewald, who each surpassed the track record at Chicago's Ted Haydon Track in placing first and second, respectively.
In its first track event of the spring quarter, Northwestern put forth a solid effort at the Ted Haydon Invitational hosted by the University of Chicago Saturday. Sophomore Sophie Ewald (pictured) crossed first in the 3K event in 10:06.36 while freshman Audrey Huth was the winner in the 5K with a time of 17:24.
Northwestern cross country recently completed a busy weekend of events that included a 12th-place finish by freshman Audrey Huth at the NACAC Cross Country Championships in Tobago on Saturday. Huth finished the women's junior 4K race in 14:47.4 to place in the top half of a 25-runner field composed of individuals from Canada, the U.S., Jamaica, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Northwestern runners were among the participants at Saturday's Margaret Bradley Invitational hosted by the University of Chicago on Saturday where Audrey Huth took first in the 3,000-meter race and a team of Wildcats won the distance medley relay event.
Northwestern head coach April Likhite has announced the addition of four runners to her roster for the 2010 fall season. The quartet of incoming freshmen--Lexie Goldsmith, Michelle Moriset, Katie Perkins and Ann Powers--are all decorated high school runners who have aspirations of making immediate contributions to the NU squad.
Northwestern freshman Audrey Huth (Shelby, Mich./Utica) placed 10th out of 39 runners in the women's junior division at the 2010 U.S. Cross Country Championships Saturday in Spokane, Wash. Huth improved on her previous-best 6K time by 26 seconds, crossing in 21:25.
Northwestern freshman Audrey Huth (Shelby, Mich./Utica) (pictured), who led the Wildcats in five of six meets in which she competed last fall, is set to compete against the nation's best young runners at the U.S. Cross Country Championships Saturday in Spokane, Wash. Huth is one of 51 current entrants in the 6K race.
Northwestern head coach April Likhite has announced a challenging season of spring track meets beginning Friday, March 5, at either the Carthage Last Chance meet or Notre Dame's Alex Wilson Invitational. NU is coming off a season in which it was the lone cross country-only program in the country to place in the top 15 of its NCAA Regional Championships meet.
For the second-straight year Northwestern led the Big Ten in Academic All-Big Ten honorees per sport in the fall season, breaking its own school record with 81 award winners in six sports, announced today (Dec. 1) by the conference office.
Northwestern posted a top-15 team finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships meet for the third consecutive season Saturday, taking 14th on the campus of Missouri State. Freshman Audrey Huth--who closes the season having led NU in five straight meets--led the Wildcat pack with her 6K time of 22:13.
Head coach April Likhite and her Northwestern squad make the trip south this weekend to the campus of Missouri State to compete at the 2009 Midwest Regional Championships. The women's 6K race will commence following the conclusion of the men's 10K event, which gets underway at noon.
Six of Northwestern's top seven finishers at the 2009 Big Ten Championships Sunday at Penn State were underclassmen, led by freshman Audrey Huth and sophomore Hallie Busta. Huth placed 50th overall in 22:11 while Busta took 67th overall by crossing in 22:40.
Northwestern officially kicks off its championship season on Sunday, traveling to the campus of Penn State to join the rest of the conference at the Big Ten Championships. The 6K meet, which takes place at Penn State's Blue/White Golf Course at 10:45 a.m. CT, will be aired in its entirety by the Big Ten Network at noon on Sunday, Nov. 15.
Northwestern sent six runners downstate Friday to compete in the Illini Open hosted by Illinois, where freshman Ashley Greenwell (pictured) led NU by finishing the 5K race in exactly 20:00.
Northwestern freshman Audrey Huth finished 10th out of 180 runners and Hallie Busta placed second among NU runners for the fifth time this season as the 'Cats came in fifth as a team at the Bradley Classic on Friday in Peoria.
Following a fifth-place finish at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational two weeks ago, Northwestern will compete again Friday at the sixth annual Bradley Classic in Peoria, Ill. The 6K race, which takes place on the Newman Golf Course on Bradley's campus, is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. after the conclusion of the men's 8K.
Northwestern freshman Audrey Huth paced the Wildcats for the second consecutive meet on Saturday as she placed 13th overall at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational hosted by Loyola (Chicago). Huth finished the 5K event in 18:26 while sophomore Hallie Busta was second for NU and 26th overall in 18:46.
Northwestern is gearing up to defend its team title from a year ago at the 37th annual Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational hosted by Loyola (Chicago), one of the largest collegiate cross country meets in the nation. This year's women's 5K race is scheduled to get underway at Montrose Beach along Chicago's north lakefront on Saturday at 11:45 a.m.
Northwestern took part in the 24th annual Roy Griak Invitational hosted by Minnesota Saturday and came away with a 12th-place showing in the Jack Johnson Women's Gold 6K race. Freshman Audrey Huth led the Wildcat finishers for the first time in her career, crossing 36th overall with a time of 23:10.
After a week away from competition, Northwestern returns to action Saturday at one of the largest annual cross country meets in the nation, the Roy Griak Invitational in St. Paul, Minn. The women's Division I Gold Race is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. on the University of Minnesota's Les Borstad Golf Course.
Northwestern capitalized on five top-10 finishes by its runners by winning the 2009 Huskies Open hosted by Northern Illinois Saturday in DeKalb, Ill. Freshman Allegra Mayer (19:06.26) crossed the finish line first for NU and third overall while classmate Audrey Huth (19:25.04) came up with a sixth-place overall finish in the first race of her Wildcat career.
After a strong showing at the DePaul Home Opener last Friday, Northwestern will be back on the cross country course this weekend when it travels to the Huskies Open in DeKalb, Ill., on Saturday. The women's 5K race is slated begin around 1 p.m. following the completion of a men's 8K race.
Northwestern opened its 2009 campaign Friday at the DePaul Invitational on a warm evening at Channel Runne Park in Chicago, where true freshman Allegra Mayer (pictured, left) placed eighth overall with a time of 14:55.74 to lead the Wildcats. Northwestern finished third as a team at the 4K meet, eight points behind second-place Loyola (Chicago).
Starting her sixth season at the helm of Northwestern, head coach April Likhite (pictured) will be relying on a mix of experience and youth when her squad opens the 2009 campaign in the DePaul Home Opener at 6 p.m. Friday. The 4K race takes place in Channel Runne Park in Lincolnwood, Ill., just over four miles from Northwestern's campus.
Northwestern head coach April Likhite, now entering her sixth season at the helm of NU's cross country program, has announced a 2009 fall schedule for her squad that features three meets in the greater Chicagoland region. The Wildcats raise the curtain on this year's season on Aug. 29 at the UIC Home Opener in Palos Hills, Ill.