athletics

Tracksters Day, Tillmon place at Penn Relays

Logan Tillmon. Photo by Jorge Salgado.
The Northern Illinois University track and field team opened its week in a big way Wednesday, as Claudette Day (Belleville, Ill./Belleville West) and Logan Tillmon (Rockford, Ill./East) finished second and third, respectively, in the heptathlon. Day finished just behind Penn’s Noel Jancewicz in the final standings with a school-record 4,829 points, while Tillmon set a new…

University Women’s Club gives $500 to NIU women’s golf team

Sally Stevens (left) presents a check to Kim Kester.
The board of the University Women’s Club of Northern Illinois University, as part of its philanthropy program, awarded $500 to Kim Kester, head coach of the NIU Women’s Golf Team. These funds will be used to purchase team travel jackets for the young women of the golf team. The University Women’s Club has given similar monetary gifts…

Softball splits series with Eastern Michigan

Rebecca Rupard
The Northern Illinois University softball team suffered a 4-3 setback to Eastern Michigan in eight innings Sunday at Varsity Field. Playing in its third straight extra inning game, Eastern Michigan (10-30, 1-11) entered the bottom of the seventh trailing the Huskies, 3-2. With two outs and runners at the corners, the Eagles scored on RBI groundout…

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